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A 18-year-old female asked:

just did a vaginal ultrasound. found twins but no heartbeats. no heavy bleeding or anything. could it just be too early to detect them?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Unlikely: If the embryos are at least 6 wks gestational age a decent us should be able to detect cardiac activity. Hopefully it is earlier than this and a repeat will reveal good news. If not, follow up with your OB and remember that sometimes nature selects abnormal pregnancies or chromosome problems and simply doesn't allow a pregnancy to progress. Ie - there is no way for you to prevent or cause this.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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