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at what age does a fetus have a heartbeat

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It is : possible under normal circumstances to not see the fetal pole during the 5th week. It should be visualized within the next week or so.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Very likely to see: At 5 weeks 4 days you will see a heartbeat. Before that it is a question of when can you see the heart beating and that has a lot of variables. Usuall ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
16 years experience Family Medicine
6-7 weeks: That CR measurement relates to approximately 6-7 weeks gestation.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
No way to know: There is no way to know from your information. The only reliable way is to have an ultrasound or chromosome testing, or wait until he/she is born! the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Darren Buono
Specializes in Radiology
Early pregnancy.: During the early stages of pregnancy, the fetal age calculated by your LMP and the fetal age by the ultrasound can differ. This is frequent and can b ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Margin of error: There are various margins of error at various gestational ages on sonograms. The margin of error in a first trimester sonogram is about 7 days. You ca ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Hopefully not: Sounds like you are in good hands. Have faith that if you miscarry something is not right. All the best and god bless!
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Us:6 wks doppler10wk: 6 weeks by ultrasound and 10 weeks with a doppler is the usual time.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heartbeat: no heart beat, no life
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
See below: If a fetus does not have a heartbeat it will either spontaneously abort, or if close to term will deliver naturally.

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