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can you tell me about fetal pole without heartbeat at 6 weeks 1 day?

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Dr. Gerald Klein
Radiology 50 years experience
Worrisome: Normally a fetal heatbeat can be detected by a good machine at about 5 weeks. Sometimes technical difficulties make this harder. The absence od a heartbeat at six weeks could be technical or could indicate a nonviable fetus/ missed abortion. Suggest rescanning in 5-7 days to look again for the heartbeat
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Normal: Heart activity usually starts about half way through the 6th week.

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Went in and measured 6 weeks and 3 days but no fetal pole or heartbeat but we see a sac and a yoke sac should I be worried ?

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Stay calm: I'm sure a follow up ultrasound has been scheduled

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