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im 6weeks and have been reading up on miscarriages and symptoms. i now feel as though i have brought symptoms onto myself psychologically. I had a scan and i was 4-5weeks gestational age. All they could see was the gestational sac and yolk sac. I am booked to return in 2 weeks. I had 1-2mm of spotting on monday. I have gas, experienced period type cramping which comes and goes (my period cramping is horrible normally)(havent for past few days) and diarrhea. My breasts are still tender, but the fact they did not see the embryo im worried? what are the chances its a miscarriage?? all the fatigue and nausea is still very apparent. i also still feel very pregnant.

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replied December 18th, 2009
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A8577
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

It is normal to see only a gestational sac and yolk sac at 4-5 weeks. Hence, you are called at 7-8 weeks to confirm the presence of a heart beat.
Normally, a fetal heart beat can be detected at 7-8 weeks through a scan via the vaginal route. This confirms a viable pregnancy.

Cramping occurs in pregnancy due to constipation and gas. Eat a diet high in fibers and drink plenty of water. Walk around from time to time. Diarrhea could be due to something you ate.

If diarrhea is not controlled by rest, eating light, fluids and ORS, then consult your gynecologist before the next appointment for proper treatment of the same. Hope this helps. Take care!

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