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how early can you see a fetal heartbeat on a transabdominal scan?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
May need to do trans: Vaginal scan, can see a ht beta on transvaginal scan at 6 weeks sometimes definitely by 7 weeks.

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Should I be concerned if I am not feeling fetal movements at 28 weeks?

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No: You should talk to your doctor. Some women perceive movements less than others. This may be due to the position of the placenta. A more concerning scenario would be if the baby moved a certain amount all the time and suddenly stopped moving. You should talk to your doctor immediately if something like that happened.
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What is the best diet for early stage cirrosis?

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What are some early labor signs?

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As follows;: Cramping which starts out far apart and becomes more regular and more painful. You may leak fluid and may have bleeding. If you are ever unsure, check with your doctor right away.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How will pericardial effusion affect the fetus?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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