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Doctor insights on: 6 Week Ultrasound Heartbeat

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Internal ultrasound dated me at 6.2 weeks. Heartbeat was seen and measured at 100 bpm. Is this okay?

Internal ultrasound dated me at 6.2 weeks. Heartbeat was seen and measured at 100 bpm. Is this okay?

Normal...: The heart starts beating around 5 weeks gestation and slowly increases in bpm... at 6 weeks 100 bpm is in the expected and normal range. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 weeks and 6 days but no heartbeat based on the ultrasound.Would my baby have heartbeat at 7th week?

My baby is 5 weeks and 6 days but no heartbeat based on the ultrasound.Would my baby have heartbeat at 7th week?

Maybe: Fetal heart activity is very difficult to detect before 6-6.5 wks. If you have not had any bleeding it is likely a heartbeat will be detectable. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is heartbeat definitely detected in 7 weeks ultrasound ? What percentage chances

Is heartbeat definitely detected in 7 weeks ultrasound ? What percentage chances

Almost 100: By the end of 6 was gestation, fetal heart would be detected in almost all fetuses. Remember, that detecting anything on US, depends heavily on the technique and skills of the person performing the test. In addition, mistakes in calculating gestation can add to some confusion. ...Read more

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Does it always mean bad if the yolk and heartbeat didnt show at 6 week ultrasound?

Does it always mean bad if the yolk and heartbeat didnt show at 6 week ultrasound?

Time line: If there is no doubt about when a woman conceived, by 6 weeks gestation an embryo with a heart beat should be visible on transvaginal ultrasound. If conception is unknown then the absence of a yolk sac and a heart beat could indicate that the pregnancy is not along as far as believed. ...Read more

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When i had my transvginal ultrasound at 6 weeks the fetus had heartbeat but at 9 weeks the heartbeat was gone. what could be the cause?

When i had my transvginal ultrasound at 6 weeks the fetus had heartbeat but at 9 weeks the heartbeat was gone. what could be the cause?

Genetic abnormality: You had an early fetal demise. This is fairly common and most often its a chromosomal (gene) abnormality during early development that is responsible. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound at 6. 2 weeks one had heartbeat 122. Dr said was a twin other sac in ultrasound will I expel it empty sac or does it go away?

Had ultrasound at 6. 2 weeks one had heartbeat 122. Dr said was a twin other sac in ultrasound will I expel it empty sac or does it go away?

Dissolves: Commonly twin gestation turns into single one due to loss of one fetus. As long as this happens early, there is usually no consequences for the remaining fetus. The other one is reabsorbed. Usually this happens for a good reason, and may mean one is not healthy. You could not have prevented it or caused it either. Get followup U/S to make sure you baby is growing well inside you. Best wishes !! ...Read more

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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. ?

Need follow up: You will need a follow up ultrasound in 1 -2 weeks to evaluate the status of the findings. Sometimes the embryo is too small to clearly show a heartbeat prior to 6 weeks. Your doctor will likely correlate this with your lab results. ...Read more

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