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no heartbeat at 6 week ultrasound

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Maybe: Fetal heart activity is very difficult to detect before 6-6.5 wks. If you have not had any bleeding it is likely a heartbeat will be detectable. Good ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes: This is within the normal range for this stage, which is about 100-120 bpm.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Almost 100: By the end of 6 was gestation, fetal heart would be detected in almost all fetuses. Remember, that detecting anything on US, depends heavily on the te ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
During the 5th: week is about the earliest the heartbeat can be detected.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Congratulations: You are pregnant. Worrying about miscarrying is unhelpful all around. Nothing about your US report suggests a higher risk of miscarriage.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
Depends: Did they actually see an embryo? If they saw an embryo over 5 mm long and there was no heart beat, then that is consistent with failed pregnancy. Oth ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
No: It is not possible to live for 6 weeks without a heartbeat.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
Depends on size: If they are measuring only 4 weeks it's possible they are normal, but this is unlikely given ivf. What are the sizes of the gestational sacs?
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Palmer
13 years experience Gynecology
Confirmation: Doesn't sound like anything to worry about...Typically we seen the heart rate at about 6 weeks. 115bpm is on the lower side of normal, but this isn't ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not to worry.: I can tell this is a highly desired and anticipated pregnancy and offer you my congratulation on the success thus far. As you know, things can still g ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Not really: By 8 weeks ultrasound usually will see fetal heartbeat. See your obstetrician.
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A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Retain some hope: But it could be a miscarriage or an anembrionic pregnancy. I would repeat an ultrasound in 1-2 weeks.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: It sounds like it is proceeding normally. 6 weeks is the earliest that an ultrasound will show anything, and a gestational sac is all that should be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
27 years experience Urogynecology
50/50: At this point i would say your chances are about 50/50. A vaginal sonogram at 6 weeks and 4 days can usually see a heartbeat; but if your dates are o ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: As lon as fetus has heartbeat things are good. With your clot you are at risk of bleeding and possible miscarriage.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clarification: If you are saying that an ultrasound was done that showed an 8 week size fetus without a heartbeat then this indicates a miscarriage. A heartbeat shou ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Post IVF slow hb: Suggest waiting for 2 weeks and rescanning. The pregnancy may still be OK, but a little slow in preogressing.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Transvaginal USG: Transvaginal ultrasound is most accurate duringvthe first trimester by 5-7 days. If >than 1 week off then your dating may be off because of ovulati ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say: Generally, most miscarriages occur for genetic reasons. Speak to your doctor on the subject.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not normal: This is not normal and indiciates the possibility of a miscarriage. See your doctor.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Threatened AB: Any bleeding or cramping in your first trimester can be from a threatened miscarriage (or abortion, ab). The bleeding is always a worrisome sign and a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Worrisome: If you are really 7 weeks, an embryo with a heartbeat should be seen. A yolk sac can be see as early as 4-5 weeks. You need to follow up with your GYN ... Read More
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