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I went for my 1st ultrasound today, am measuring just over 5 weeks, yolk sac was visible but no feotus/heartbeat, shud i worry?

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Any symptoms?: At this early point in pregnancy not seeing the embryo or heartbeat is not unusual. Be sure to followup with your ob.

Answered 12/16/2013

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer answered

Specializes in Radiology

Probably not: If your dates were consistent with a 5-6 week pregnancy i wouldn't be worried. A yolk sac is about all that can be seen at 5 weeks. Assuming things are normal, there should be a fetal heart and fetal pole easily visible in less than 2 weeks. Good luck.

Answered 5/9/2018

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