A 50-year-old member asked:
Does seeing a yolk sac mean fetus?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Eva Duckett answered
30 years experience in Radiology
No: Seeing a yolk sac only lets us know that at least the pregnancy is in the right location within the uterus and not in the fallopian tubes. To confirm that it is a good, viable pregnancy, you will need a follow-up scan in a week or two to show the fetal pole with a heartbeat. The fetal pole/fetus is not the same as the yolk sac.
Answered on Nov 25, 2016
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