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A 20-year-old female asked:

Good day i would like to know if you are pregnant at 7week and take a ultra sound if u can here the heart beat of the baby and if u dont what happen?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Heart beat: should be present on a fetal ultrasound by 7 weeks. If not present, either the dates are off, the quality of the exam is poor, or the fetus or baby is no longer alive, unfortunately, and your doctor may suggest a D & C or allow you to miscarry naturally. The loss a baby at any stage of pregnancy is a big loss, and hopefully one you will not have to suffer.
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 43 years experience
There should be a: heart beat visible on the ultrasound screen by 7 weeks. Depending upon how sensitive your Doppler is you should also hear the sound. But there is a variable timeline so if you do not hear or see the beat, dates may be off. It may be too early. So it is best to wait another 2 weeks to be sure. Recheck with ultrasound and then go from there. Talk to your doctor about what is ha happening.

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