Pregnancy Sac Not Detected Whether Ectopic Pregnancy?
Hello. Good afternoon … I am Dwi, nice to meet you … I want to ask, I had a miscarriage at the age of 6 weeks at the end of November and according to the ultrasound results, my uterus was clean. And now I’m late for my period, it’s almost 2 weeks. I have tested with a positive testpack, and I did it several times a week to be sure. But when I checked with the doctor via ultrasound he said I was not pregnant because there were no signs of pregnancy in my uterus. Is this a sign that I am ectopic or what? Please help. thank you
Good evening DwiFitri, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
No pregnancy pouch is detected or in medical terms "gestational sac" on hemp with positive testpack results there are several possibilities, including: an empty pregnancy (blighted ovum), an ectopic pregnancy, or indeed the pouch of pregnancy has not been detected because the gestational age is still too young (generally pouch of pregnancy can be detected at gestational age above 5 weeks).
Blank pregnancy generally occurs due to genetic / chromosomal abnormalities so that the fetus does not develop. Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that is located outside the uterus. Uninterrupted ectopic pregnancy generally does not cause symptoms. If an ectopic pregnancy is disrupted, symptoms will occur such as abdominal pain, bleeding from the birth canal, severe anemia, so the patient may fall into shock / shock due to bleeding (if you experience this, immediately go to the nearest hospital emergency room). Then, for the possibility of a pregnancy bag not yet being detected, you can check your content in 2 weeks for evaluation (to the obstetrician). If an obstetrician diagnoses you as having an empty pregnancy, then termination of the pregnancy is the solution (for example by curettage). The doctor can also diagnose an ectopic pregnancy with transvaginal ultrasound to confirm the location of the ectopic pregnancy as well as the fetal heart rate, in addition if your blood is checked for beta hCG hormone levels, the levels will tend to be lower than normal pregnancies. Therefore, you should consult an obstetrician for further evaluation and treatment.
It is recommended for patients who experience abortion / miscarriage should postpone pregnancy for at least 6 months. The reason is that your uterus is truly ready to contain a new fetus and reduce the risk of recurrent miscarriage. Therefore, it is recommended to use birth control methods such as IUDs, birth control pills, birth control or barrier methods (such as condoms) to delay pregnancy, at least 6 months. Then, it is also advisable to consume folic acid (labeled green, so it can be purchased freely at the pharmacy), as a supplement to support the development of fetal nerves, about one month before you plan to become pregnant. You can also consult a doctor for consideration of taking this supplement.
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