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what should be seen at 6 week ultrasound

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Gestational sac: Typically, only a small fluid filled sac is seen in the endometrial canal at five weeks. It is not typical to visualize any fetal tissue at this time.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Gestational sac: Typically, only a small fluid filled sac is seen in the endometrial canal at five weeks. It is not typical to visualize any fetal tissue at this time.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
If you mean a: Pregnancy ultrasound, yes -- that's very common. Don't worry about it. Talk w/your doctor.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Gestational sac: Between 4 and 5 weeks the gestational sac should become visible, followed by the yolk sac by mid 5th week, and fetal pole by 6th week.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Incomprehensible: I am sorry but there is something missing from your question. What was seen that has you concerned? You have not included anything specific to commen ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sonogram images: Early sonogram images can often be inaccurate in a single test. Wait a couple of weeks and have the test repeated to see if there is continuing develo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Often yes: The earliest you can see a fetus with a heartbeat is about 5 1/2 weeks. This early though needs to be a very modern high tech machine and with a trans ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Ultasound: The 20 week ultrasound is much better at seeing the fetal lip, heart, organs, and typically is better at seeing the sex of the baby. Here in the US i ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
None specific: There are no tests that are clearly indicated at 6 weeks with an uncomplicated pregnancy. Ultrasound is possible at 6 weeks, but most women do not nee ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say?: If you are not acutely ill, wait on the testing and trust your doctor to find all of this out. Concerned? Yes. Worried? Probably not. I would not ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Asdk them: How many are following you now? Assuming its as group practice, ask them what their procedure is. You may get the one on call.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 week IUP: A 6 week Intrauterine Pregnancy (IUP) will have a visible gestational sac on ultrasound A 301 hcg should double over the next 2 to 3 days as an indica ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Measurements: I don't know how he was measuring. Organs are very small and he could have missed it because of size. You should ask to see the U/S and see the size o ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
17 weeks breech: Would not worry too early to determine birth position, if at 32-36 weeks they are breech that is a concern, http://www.webmd.com/baby/tc/breech-po ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not yet: At 6 weeks gestation, the heartbeat is sometimes difficult to see on ultrasound. By 8 weeks it should be clearly audible and present by scan.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Schwartz
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
120-160: At 6 weeks, the heart rate can only be seen or heard with ultrasound. The rate should be between 120-160.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Sorry but no: if you are truly 7 weeks and 3 days there should be a heartbeat. However, please understand there is a standard deviation of 4-5 days so your dates ma ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
OMG, yes: Those are awesome correlative dates, i wouldn't think for a second that your due date was anything other than the date you've been given. Good job and ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: Won't often see a heartbeat that early. Check again at 10-12 weeks.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Wide variation: Hcg levels vary widely in normal pregnancy and are higher in twin pregnancy. See this site for more info. http://americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnanc ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: While that is low, if the AFI stabilizes, we usually let the pregnancy progress naturally. If any other signs of distress show up, an earlier deliv ... Read More
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