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4 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
Not sure: Generally, nine days after an embryo transfer, you draw your blood for a HCG level. Most clinics do not measure estrogen. If the results are low, it is generally indicative that you may not be pregnant. At our clinic, even if the levels are low, we repeat them in 3-4 days, "just to be sure". Sometimes, but not often, low e2 or HCG levels can result in a good pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more
40yrs.Old, pcos, 1st IVF cycle w/genetic testing. Four day 5 embryos - all chromosomally abnormal. Worth another try? 39 eggs were retrieved, 19 fert.
Talk to the prenatal: Genetic counselor at the fertility clinic. Age-related odds are greater than 50% that each of your embryos has aneuploidy, an abnormal number of chromosomes, many of which either won't implant or wion't be carried to term. Age-related risk of having a child with autistic spectrum disorder is also high. Discuss options with your tac doctor to make an informed decision. It's a personal choice. ...Read more
Unknown: It is hard totellwhat the effects might be because no one will do a study on pregnant women. In general, it is best to put off any elective surgery and anesthesia until pregnancy is over. If you can't for some reason, the anesthesiologist will select the agents and techniques least likely to cause problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm about four to five weeks pregnant and have donated plasma. I just found out today about the pregnancy. Did I harm the fetus?
You and your baby: should be alright but would hold off on donating more blood products until after delivery. Congratulations & take care. ...Read more
I feel extremely empty and my self image is distorted. Its been four years, how do I fix this issue? I feel hollow and I self harm to feel. Help?
Self-harm help: You need to see a mental health professional without delay. Depending on what you do to self-harm, you may need to be treated by a doctor for any wounds, cuts or other injury to your body. Talk to your pcp and ask for a referral for guidance and support. See: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/cutting-and-self-harm.htm I hope this helps and you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A tick bit me and believe it was a deer tick but it was still flat compared to the pictures of an engorged tick. Red spot where the bite was with a faded pinkish ring around it i'd say it he whole area was the size of a knickle and four days later its al
Tick bite: There are several infections possible from a tick bite. Most are concerned about lyme disease. Small chance of infection if you removed the tick within 48 hours of attachment. The typical sign is the reddish spot where the tick was surrounded by a larger red ring that usually is very much larger than a nickle. See doctor if you have fever with headache and muscle and joint pains. ...Read more
My quadruple test reveal a trisomy 21 chances 1:2309..and my age risk is 1:1416...nt measuresha 2mm at 12week 2 days...chances of trisomy 21 in fetus?
Low: All of these tests are screening tests meaning they tell you if there is an increased chance versus decreased chance of your baby having down syndrome. Based on the Quad result having less likely chance of downs than your age and a normal NT measurement, there is a very low likelihood of the baby having trisomy 21. ...Read more
Can anemia during pregnancy harm the fetus? I’m four months pregnant and was just diagnosed with anemia. Could this be harming my unborn child?
Possible, unlikely.: Maternal anemia is grossly overdiagnosed during pregnancy in the U.S.; british studies have proven that the best maternal hemoglobin is 9-11 g/dl as a nadir around 28 weeks. If you are in that range you and the baby are just fine. I would get concerned if this gets below 8-9 g/dl and try oral iron supplementation. Consider electrophoresis if never done before to exclude hemoglobinopathies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early us at 5w 5d.Report says gsac, ysac but embryo viability is inconclusive.Growth mentioned was 4/5 weeks.Is this normal or lagging behind?
Is there any possible way I could abort a embryo at 4 weeks ? I am very scared , im a teenager , and i need help
Need medical visit: You need a thorough evaluation by an OB/Gyne doctor. At that visit you can discuss what options are available to you. You can check out your nearest Planned Parenthood clinic and they will also be able to advise and assist you if seeing your regular doctor is not an option. For more information about Planned Parenthood visit their website: www.plannedparenthood.org Good luck and be safe! ...Read more
Lmp-8th mar, bfp-7th apr, 28 day cycle, early us on 17 apr -embryo viability inconclusive and growth is 4+/5 weeks. Gsac, ysac present.Gsac-8x7x7.Is good?
Needs follow up: In some cases the viability of the pregnancy cannot be confirmed by ultrasound until 6 weeks from the lmp, or even later. The size of the gestational sac is not the most accurate way of documenting a live pregnancy. Only by visualizing the fetus with a vaginal sonogram and seeing (or hearing with doppler) the fetal heart beat can one confirm if viable. ...Read more
First 8 weeks: During this 8 weeks period, most organs are formed. Therefore, an embryo is vulnerable to harmful effects of teratogens. ...Read more