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A 22-year-old female asked:

I am 8weeks and my doctor did a ultrasound becuz my hcg is 41, 000 and he can't find the baby. i am so scared and worried. what's wrong?

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Dr. Eric Goodman
Radiology 28 years experience
Ectopic pregnancy: At 8 weeks, the fetus should be seen at either transabdominal or transvaginal ultrasound with heart activity. Since no fetus was seen the options are an early pregnancy of say 5 weeks (dates not consistent), spontaneous abortion or tubal (ectopic) pregnancy.
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Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Ask your doctor.: Your doctor is the best person to answer this question since they know the ultrasound results. If something doesn't make sense to you, don't hesitate to let your doctor know - they want you to understand what is going on.
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Last updated May 19, 2016

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