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"hi Dr. I had my first scan today cos in supposed to be about 8 weeks pregnant by my calculations. however the scan showed no gestational sac only a thickened endometrium. blood test is positive though. Doc says I should rest and come back in 2weeks but av been bleeding since Saturday though not heavy just that I see blood when I wipe. Today the blood was a little more with small clots. I'm just worried really. why is there no gestational sac?"

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    A 33 years year old female asked:
    5 months ago
    hi Dr. I had my first scan today cos in supposed to be about 8 weeks pregnant by my calculations. however the scan showed no gestational sac only a thickened endometrium. blood test is positive though. Doc says I should rest and come back in 2weeks but av been bleeding since Saturday though not heavy just that I see blood when I wipe. Today the blood was a little more with small clots. I'm just worried really. why is there no gestational sac?
    Dr. Habeeb D answered:
    5 months ago
    Hello good evening and sorry about that. When there is no gestational sac and serum pregnancy test is positive, there could be a gestational trophoblastic disease or an ectopic pregnancy. Any exaggerated pregnancy symptoms? Any history of lower abdominal pain or feeling of dizziness?
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    A 33 years year old female asked:
    5 months ago
    no abdominal pain. I don't know what u mean by serum pregnancy test. I did a blood pregnancy test today and it was positive just as it was 4 weeks ago when I first found out I was pregnant. the doctor ruled out the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy. just asked dat I rest and check back in 2weeks that I might have miscalculated my date. she said I might be about 5 weeks pregnant and not 8 weeks. please what is the disease u referred to? how does that happen?
    Dr. Habeeb D answered:
    5 months ago
    Serum pregnancy test is same as the one you did. Transsvaginal ultrasound will detect a gestational sac and viability of such pregnancy at less than 6weeks gestational age. Transabdominal ultrasound will only be able to detect the gestational sac and not viability of the pregnancy. For the ultrasound you had, no gestational sac (no pregnancy) but there was some endometrial reaction which could be sign of possibility of the presence of what is called GTD, an abnormal pregnancy. All the above are applicable if the ultrasound date you gave earlier is true but it's really in place to wait for some time more before concluding. Another Transabdominal ultrasound in 2 to 5weeks will be helpful.
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