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2 Week Embryo Picture
I'm 6 weeks and 6 days pregnant based on my lmp, but my sonographic pictures shows no embryo, what does that mean? Thanks!
Not pregnant?: If they do not see the implanted fetus by now, you may not be pregnant. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
Not possible: Whereas it would be great to be able to see a fetus develop week by week throughout pregnancy, it just isn't feasible. Insurance companies will not pay for the ultrasounds and doctor's offices are primarily focused on the diagnostic aspects of ultrasound. Anticipate a possible dating scan, 18-20 week anatomy/ level 2 scan, then depending on clinical picture a scan in the third trimester. ...Read more
Can a fetus develop a cleft lip after 21 weeks? Just had my 35 week ultrasound and there's a big line in the upper lip in her face pictures. Worried
No: The direct answer to your question is no. Cleft lip is a defect of development that occurs early. It is typically discovered at your 20 week ultrasound, and if good pictures were obtained at that time, then you have little to worry about. It is not something that can occur at 35 weeks, but would conceivably be discovered at that time if not seen earlier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 37.5 weeks pregnant. The hospital I went to shows no signs of a fetus. My hCG levels are normal and I have ultrasound pics from my doctor.?
???: Don't know what you mean "hospital shows no signs of a fetus". An ultrasound was done showing an empty uterus? "hcg levels are normal" - what does this mean? Hcg is not elevated, i.e., consistent with not being pregnant? If elevated, what's the level? Simply because you have sono pix from your doctor at some point doesn't mean you're still pregnant, but need more information. ...Read more
Suppose to be 7 weeks 6 days based on lmp. Measured 5 weeks 6 days two yolks one embryo heartbeat was 97. any hope?
First ultrasound last 09/22/2014 there were two embryos . One 6 weeks and 5 days, other 6 weeks and 3 days. However, no heartbeat was found. ?
Embryo was measuring on target on ultrasound performed at 6 weeks 3 days. Now 8 days later, embryo measures 7 weeks 2 days (rather than 7 weeks 4 days) hearbeat present on both scans.
Have had a previous miscarriage and two healthy births, am very worri
No need to worry: The early ultrasound exam of the embryo although fairly accurate still can measure plus or minus a few days. These measurements are small and by just placing the caliber a few tenth of a millimeter more or less will give one more or less day. The simple rule is first trimester scans can be are plus or minus 1 week off, second trimester plus or minus 2 weeks and third plus or minus 3 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer