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Two different results from two different ultrasound places only 4 days apart... So confused

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#1 happydays11

Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:40 PM

I had a scan on Thursday the 9th and it showed through pelvic ultrasound a 6w6day baby with a heartbeat of 115. The lady was lovely and explained everything she was looking at.

I had another ultrasound this morning at another place (that I really don't like. They don't talk to you or explain anything)
She had to do a vaginal ultrasound, and thought she could see a yolk sac ( I could see it!) And a fuzzy picture of an embryo that's about 6 weeks. She said it had a heartbeat but it looked slow.

Now I'm upset and confused. Two completely different results in 4 days.

Are the machines different? I just don't understand.


Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:51 PM

Is there a specific reason you needed 2 ultrasounds only 6 days apart?

#3 Luci

Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:17 PM

I can understand it would be very confusing and upsetting to get such different results. However I think it is probably impossible for internet randoms to tell you why the results of the scans were different.  Did either place give you any printed reports or pictures etc that you could take to your GP and see what he or she thinks?

I have 3 children but I don't have any experience with having ultrasounds at just 6 weeks, my first ultrasounds were done at about 11 / 12 weeks. At just 6 weeks it might unfortunately be a bit of a waiting game at this stage for a few weeks.

#4 aquarium2

Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:43 PM

Not only are the machines different in terms of technology but you also have human interpretation based on the different experience levels of the radiologist.

Ultra sound like many medical procedures is not an exact science.

Sorry I can't help further, but yes the machines are different.

#5 Sarzie

Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:50 PM

I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks with one of mine and the heart beat was slower at 109 and she’s a healthy 6 year old. Someone did tell me that was slow and I also worried!

#6 seayork2002

Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:54 PM

I had one at 12 weeks and then 20 (not in Aus though so not sure the schedule here)

Is there a need to have more?

#7 Bearynice

Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:01 PM

I think I would just take a breath. Did you receive a print out from ultrasounds?

It can be really upsetting in early days of pregnancy if people don’t explain things well.

I personally didn’t have early ultrasounds but I did have many many ultrasounds.

Usually if they have concerns about anything they will discuss it with you or put notes in the print out of anything that needs further close inspection

#8 Jenflea

Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:23 PM

If you've seen  a heartbeat the chance of a miscarriage is like  a tiny 5% so I'd try not to worry.

A 6 week embryo is TINY, it's not easy to get on a scan at 6 weeks.

#9 Soontobegran

Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:32 PM

I am also interested why you had both OP?

#10 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:15 PM

I’ve had it explained to me that it’s very hard to be accurate that early as a tiny ‘error’ in positioning the cursor on the edge of the sack on the screen easily makes a weeks difference.

Disclaimer, I’m not medical, Happy to be corrected if that happens to be wrong.

#11 WaitForMe

Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:31 PM

I can't speak for the OP, but when seeing obstetricians for the first time they tend to do an ultrasound, and the GP may have ordered one too.

I saw two obstetricians on the same day to choose, they both did ultrasounds. The first attempted on my tummy but had to do a vaginal one. Second one did it on my tummy without issue. Obstetricians also don't have as good machines in their rooms compared to a specialist clinic.

I also noticed a significant difference between the clarity at a public hospital compared to a private clinic.

So its partly skill, partly machine.

Saying it "looked" slow is a weird comment. What was the actual reading???

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