The nurse that was handling my file yesterday (my primary nurse is off on vacation) called me to follow-up from yesterday. She said that the doctor had no additional information as to what could be going on and she reiterated to me that the first ultrasound was done to early which could cause inaccurate results.
I took the opportunity while I had a clear head to ask the difficult questions that I don't really want the answers to, but need to know.
1. What exactly was seen on the ultrasound?
The saw a small sac measuring around 5w2d (I should have measured 5w4d-5w6d) and what appears to be a polyp either near my ovary or attached to it. I didn't really understand this part and my local RE said nothing of this. I will definitely need to investigate this further on Monday. I don't even know what that means, is it really awful?
2. How often does this happen?
They have an 80% live birth rate so in 20% of their patients. She said it is split 50/50 between known causes (chem pg, blighted ovum, ectopic) and unknown causes.
3. What is the protocol is this turns out to be a blighted ovum?
The doctor will have me stop all meds and I will hopefully miscarry naturally. This can take upwards of a week. I will probably bleed heavy for seven days.
4. What about a D&C?
I feel that if this pregnancy is not viable, I want it over as fast as possible. The dr. is usually very conservative and doesn't like to use surgical intervention unless necessary as it can cause scar tissue. It all depends on the ultrasound findings.
5. What is the recovery time until I can try again?
Usually about two months.
I have spent the day in bed, reading and rereading your comments of support to help me get through this so thank you. It is going to continue to be a long weekend and I hope that I will be able to make it through in one piece.
Oh and fyi- my pregnancy symptoms are of course out of control- fatigue, headaches and nausea and I have noticed veins on my breasts. FML.