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8 Weeks and 4 days since last period......ultrasound done today...

HELLO EVERYONE, IT HAS BEEN 8 WEEKS AND 4 DAYS TODAY SINCE MY LAST PERIOD AND I WENT IN TO HAVE A ULTRASOUND DONE ON TODAY. WELL, AS ALWAYS, THE TECHNICIAN NEVER WANTS TO GIVE YOU ANY INFO REGARDING THE RESULTS, BUT I HAVE A QUESTION IN REGARDS TO WHAT I SAW ON THE SCREEN MYSELF. THERE WERE THREE SCANS DONE......UPPER ABDOMEN, LOWER ABDOMEN, AND TRANSVAGINAL. ON ALL THREE SCANS, I SAW SOMETHING PULSATING ON THE SCREEN. THE TECHNICIAN KEPT LOOKING AT THE THUMPING PICTURE ON THE SCREEN. SO THEN SHE ATTEMPTED TO DO THE LOWER ABDOMEN, SAME THING, PULSATING PICTURE ON THE SCREEN. THEN SHE HAD ME EMPTY MY BLADDER AND SHE DID THE TRANSVAGINAL, SAME THING. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER I WAS WITNESSING MY BABY'S HEARTBEAT BECAUSE MY BLOOD TEST AND URINE TEST CAME BACK NEGATIVE ABOUT A WEEK OR SO AGO. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY INPUT.
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290648 tn?1211595446


on the trans vag,when i saw the heartbeat i saw the gestational sac, a yolk sac, a bean of a fetus, with a dark flicker inside the fetus.

if the whole image you saw was pulsating i have no idea.

also, if they see a hb, they tend to let you hear it as well.

when will the dr. call you?
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I am suppose to be seeing the doctor on Thursday. The lady that was doing the ultrasound wasn't very talkative at all. After everything was done, I asked her whether or not the scan indicate pregnancy and she said that my doctor will be in touch with me. The results won't be in for a couple days or so. The waiting game just drives me crazy. From all of the research I do on the internet, that pulsating figure on the screen to me just seem as though it was in fact a heartbeat. I'll just keep taking one day at a time I guess. If there's a baby in there, it eventually have to come forth right?
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With a negative blood test last week, I would say that you are not pregnant.
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Thanks for the input. I appreciate your opinion.
161782 tn?1201221532
Wow, what did the "pulsating thing" look like?  Did it have a shape?  You think they'd tell you if it was a baby...

Good luck to you.
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To be honest with you I couldn't really tell if it had a shape or not. You know how ultrasounds tend to look dark on the screen but if you see anything out of the ordinary, it sorta stand out from the rest of the things on the screen. That pulsating just happened to catch my attention on all three scans. Almost was like a blinking light or something. It's been 23 years since I had a baby so I can't remember what the heartbeat suppose to look like..
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