6 week ultrasound no heartbeat

I have just been for my first ultrasound at 6 weeks. They couldnt find the baby's heartbeat. Is my baby dead or just too small to feel the heart beat?

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Either


At 6 weeks the bab's heart beat might be too early to see. A repeat US in a week ,the heart beat should be seen.
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Wait


I would wait to speak to your Obstetrician regarding this.
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I went in for a 6 week ultra sound expecting to see my baby s heartbeat Until this ultrasound we had only seen one sac That sac now showed a beautiful beating heart t 105 I was measuring 6 weeks 4 days However the tech also found another sac considerably

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Dr. Nicole K. Bullock
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Early pregnancy


At 6 weeks pregnant ultrasound is still very limited. We should see a gestational sac and hopefully a fetal pole. This is right on the cusp of when we can see a heart beat. So, a heart beat of 105 is still reassuring. In the next few weeks, baby grows a lot! The next ultrasound (even at 8 weeks) will be even a better and a nice fast heart beat (120 - 180) if all is progressing normally.
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6 weeks pregnant no feal heartbeat on ultrasound?

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Depends


Did they actually see an embryo? If they saw an embryo over 5 mm long and there was no heart beat, then that is consistent with failed pregnancy. Otherwise, it just might be too early. Should get a followup.
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First trimester Pregnancy

Interesting Fact

By 6.5 weeks gestational age, a fetal pole and heart beat can be detected by ultrasound.

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6 weeks pregnant no heartbeat on ultrasound, is this normal?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine

Not normal


This is not normal and indiciates the possibility of a miscarriage. See your doctor.
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6 weeks pregnant no felt heartbeat on ultrasound. Should I be concerned?

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Depends


If they saw an embryo and it measured greater than 5 mm and there was no heart beat, then that is not good, otherwise might be too early or dates are off slightlu
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First trimester Pregnancy

Interesting Fact

The heart tissue is developing. You can see heart beat on ultra sound.

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Would u be able to see a heartbeat on a ultrasound done at 6 weeks pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff M. Livingston
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Often yes


The earliest you can see a fetus with a heartbeat is about 5 1/2 weeks. This early though needs to be a very modern high tech machine and with a transvaginal probe. 6.5 weeks is more common on average sono machines.
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What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen on a 6 week ultrasound?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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10-20%.


After your physician can identify limb buds and movements of the embryo your risk will decrease to less than 10%. It will be decreased even further (<1-5%) if your embryo grows well at the end of the first trimester (14 weeks). Take folic acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck!
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Is a fetal heartbeat visible on ultrasound 6 weeks from conception or 6 weeks from LMP?

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Dr. Seth G. Derman
Fertility Medicine
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LMP


The fetal heartbeat usually appears around 6 weeks from the LMP. Six weeks after conception is considered 8 weeks by the system we use.
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6 weeks pregnant, when should we go to doc for ultrasound to to know the baby heartbeat?

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Dr. Bryan J. Treacy
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Can be seen


With a vaginal probe ultrasound, heartbeat can be detected at six weeks of pregnancy,
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Is it normal at 6 weeks pregnant not to see a fetal pole or hear a heartbeat on an ultrasound?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology
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Pregnancy


Did you discuss this with your Ob/Gyn? Sometimes the position of the fetus makes it near impossible to see but maybe they could consider doing an ultrasound a few days in a row when the fetus moves. If the fetus is growing normally then you should be less worried.

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