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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There is a wide normal range and it is normal for the count to vary from one study to the next.

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ultrasound: Did they ask for you to have a repeat ultrasound in a week or two? The ultrasound that you describe above really was very early and would be best to h ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Heartbeat: The baby's heart starts beating at the 6 week point, and it may be visible on ultrasound somewhere between 6-8 weeks. It can be heard on doppler some ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Threaten miscarriage: You need to wait it out and have another ultrasound in a few days. This is a threatened miscarriage. The fht is good.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Specific case: This is a very specific case that requires a doctor to evaluate the exact findings of the sonogram to determine if it is normal or not. You will need ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not Really: Twin gestational sacs are more common than people think, but at 6 weeks you should be able to see normal embryos in both sacs if it's a normal twin pr ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
49 years experience Pediatrics
Consult G.Y.N.doctor: YourU/S revealing thick umbilical cord and small amount of fluid around baby heart is not normal ,but may be it is going go away (fluid) .Subsequent ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Values: You need to ask your doctor what these isolated things mean. 'Sparkles' is not a standard sonographic term and can have many meanings, the spinal flui ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
Fetal pericarditis: The fluid around the heard called "pericarditis". Isolated findings means probably nothing. "pericardial fluid 2 mm or greater in thickness may be ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Be Optimistic!: Most likely reason is incorrect dates. So just accept that you were really 6 wks and get on with your life. Was there any bleeding prior to the ultras ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
OK at this point: Not seeing a gestational sac at 4 weeks is ok. The sac should become visible on ultrasound at 5 weeks or so.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Could Be: There is something called nonimmune hydrops fetalis. This can be caused by chromosome disorders, metabolic storage diseases, cardiac abnormalities, an ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Szender
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need an MFM: The calcium deposit can be found in lots of normal pregnancies, it just is a clue that will tell your sonographer to pay extra attention. Extra fluid ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Echo: We do bubble studies to identify abnormal flows. If peripherally injected bubbles don't show jo in the heart there is usually a technical problem.
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prabhat Sinha
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Congestive heart fai: It seems like you have a case of congestive heart failure cut down fluid intake and take diuretics like furosemide.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
By looking : Gender is easy to find on an ultrasound. Your baby is due soon so you can also just wait until delivery and enjoy the surprise
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Fetal doppler...: ...Can detect any movement of blood in the body, but with a false pregnancy, all the doppler rhythms should be at the same rate as the woman's heartbe ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: it is normal. 110-160 is normal range
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common: This is common and usually causes no problem but the cord can tighten during delivery. The fetal monitor should show if there is a problem and you mig ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not a concern..if..: The fetus is ok on scan.
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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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on variables: There are spaces within the developing brain where fluid is supposed to be.The size & shape of these spaces is sometimes visible depending on the type ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Worth following: The upper limit of normal is still normal, however it is worth following up to make sure in a few weeks the fluid volume has not increased. In at le ... Read More
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