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A 44-year-old female asked:

Regular ultrasound said i was too early the transvaginal say i'm 7 weeks and the sac is there but no baby. so am i 7 weeks or least or is it a defect?

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Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Concerning: It depends on the size of the yolk sac, but by 7 weeks, a fetal pole should be seen. It is possible that it was there but just not seen with the ultrasound, so i recommend close follow-up with your doctor and a repeat exam in 1 week.
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