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A 25-year-old female asked about a 35-year-old female:

If at 11 weeks pregnant a fetus is measuring in at 6 weeks and no heart beat detected. is it possible it is still alive and developing slowly?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Depends: If your dates are off and this is relatively common then it could be that you just got pregnant later than expected. You should have a heartbeat by 7 1/2 weeks, so repeat your hcg level (should keep rising) and repeat the US in 2 weeks.

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