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At 7 wk scan saw the heartbeat @117, also saw a clot in the sac, gestational sac is at 9 weeks and baby at 6 weeks and 2d. Anything to worry?

At 7 wk scan saw the heartbeat @117, also saw a clot in the sac, gestational sac is at 9 weeks and baby at 6 weeks and 2d. Anything to worry?

Maybe: As lon as fetus has heartbeat things are good. With your clot you are at risk of bleeding and possible miscarriage. ...Read more

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I had my 20 week scan 2 weeks ago and doctors said everything is fine. Now they can't find a heartbeat and said the baby had died? How is this possibl

I had my 20 week scan 2 weeks ago and doctors said everything is fine. Now they can't find a heartbeat and said the baby had died? How is this possibl

It happens: Sorry for your loss. They estimate that as many as a 3rd of conceptions are shed before they implant, and a few conceptions don't implant well & shed before pregnancy is recognised. When you carry as long as you did, loss can still happen for a variety of reasons. You may want to ask them to study the material that passes to see if they can come up with a reason. ...Read more

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Had a d and c after scan showed no heartbeat on the 3rd of July 2014 and after a week we started trying again this week saw very little blood for 3da.

Had a d and c after scan showed no heartbeat on the 3rd of July 2014 and after a week we started trying again this week saw very little blood for 3da.

Probably ok: A little bleeding after your D&C is probably normal but if it continues or gets heavier you should see your gynecologist asap. ...Read more

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What to do about missed miscarriage after 6 weeks scan showed heartbeat?

What to do about missed miscarriage after 6 weeks scan showed heartbeat?

Follow up: See the OB doc and evaluate is you has twin pregnancy and only one is aborted, further testing are needed ...Read more

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Lmp 5/1, positive hpt 3/2, bhcg 2063 7/2. Dating scan yesterday revealed yolk sac only, no heartbeat dated at 6 weeks only? Missed miscarriage?

Lmp 5/1, positive hpt 3/2, bhcg 2063 7/2. Dating scan yesterday revealed yolk sac only, no heartbeat dated at 6 weeks only? Missed miscarriage?

Another BHCG: The best way to know what is going on with the pregnancy it to have another bhcg level drawn. The number should double every 48 hours. If it is staying the same or declining the pregnancy is probably not going to continue. If it is on the rise then perhaps the ultrsound was just too early to detect the gestational sac and heartbeat. ...Read more

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Dating scan showed that I'm 5 weeks 6 days with a fetal heartbeat of 160 bpm. Is this high, or could I be further along?

Dating scan showed that I'm 5 weeks 6 days with a fetal heartbeat of 160 bpm. Is this high, or could I be further along?

Ok: The values for heart rates are within normal limits. The dating is not dependent on heart rate but size of the fetus. ...Read more

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Baby had no heartbeat on 9 weeks 2 days after a detailed scan in hospital - cystic hygroma. What are the causes that lead to this?

Baby had no heartbeat on 9 weeks 2 days after a detailed scan in hospital - cystic hygroma. What are the causes that lead to this?

So sorry!: I'm sorry for your loss. The two most common causes of cystic hygromas are chromosome defects (like turner syndrome, down syndrome) and complex fetal heart defects. ...Read more

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At how many weeks can I hear my babies heartbeat. I had a transvaginal scan 5w5d and they didn't hear heart beat. I am now 6w from conception.

At how many weeks can I hear my babies heartbeat. I had a transvaginal scan 5w5d and they didn't hear heart beat. I am now 6w from conception.

Embryo heartbeat: It is close to 12 weeks that you can hear a baby's heartbeat with a doppler. An ultrasound can detect it a little sooner. Doesn't mean anything is wrong, the baby just needs to grow a bit. :) ...Read more

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Feeling my heartbeat in stomach for over a week with some pain. I have also been feeling just blah. Did get a Ct scan, was negative. Still concerned?

Feeling my heartbeat in stomach for over a week with some pain. I have also been feeling just blah. Did get a Ct scan, was negative. Still concerned?

Resolving GI bug?: The most concerning thing about "feeling heartbeat in stomach" is a prominent pulse of the aorta possibly associated with an aneurysm. This would be VERY unusual in a 25 year old. But I presume this was excluded in the CT scan. So then we are left with some abdominal pain & the blah's. Keep up hydration, eat a slightly bland diet, exercise but don't overdo, and consider?? mood issues/depression? ...Read more

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5w6d based on scan. No heartbeat nor baby yet. Will I be able to see it on the 7th or wait till the 8th?

5w6d based on scan. No heartbeat nor baby yet. Will I be able to see it on the 7th or wait till the 8th?

Too early...: I would probably wait until the 8th week. You can see it between the 7th or 8th so you go for a better visualization at that time. Any time after that it should be clearly noticed. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a miscarrige at 13weeks after 3 good scans and heartbeat?

Unknown.: Your baby's heartbeat and ultrasounds are very reassuring however (and unfortunately) anything can happen. If things continue to go as well as they are and you get past the 20 week mark you should be in good shape! And of course, don't smoke, drink, use drugs, or over do it! Best of luck, I'm sure everything will be fine!! ...Read more

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Some say I shud have atleast a babys hearbeat in my 5week scan? How true? My scan showed only ges sac and yolk sac, no baby nor heartbeat. Shud I b worid?

Some say I shud have atleast a babys hearbeat in my 5week scan? How true? My scan showed only ges sac and yolk sac, no baby nor heartbeat. Shud I b worid?

Early ultrasound: When is your next scan? It is reassuring that a sac and yolk sac were both seen. A follow up ultrasound is appropriate. ...Read more

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How early can you see a fetal heartbeat on a transabdominal scan?

How early can you see a fetal heartbeat on a transabdominal scan?

May need to do trans: Vaginal scan, can see a ht beta on transvaginal scan at 6 weeks sometimes definitely by 7 weeks. ...Read more

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I had a scan which showed me at 5 weeks and 3-5 days everything that needed to be there was there but there was no heart beat yet, is this normal?

I had a scan which showed me at 5 weeks and 3-5 days everything that needed to be there was there but there was no heart beat yet, is this normal?

Depends: Might be okay. Depends on quality of machine and tech skills. Hopefully it will be normal on a followup scan. ...Read more

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Had emergancy scan wed found the sack but couldn't find a heart beat in babe they worked out I'm 5 w 2d have to go back in week how do I take that?

Had emergancy scan wed found the sack but couldn't find a heart beat in babe they worked out I'm 5 w 2d have to go back in week how do I take that?

Fetal heart beat: It is ideal to find fetal heart beat by vaginal ultra sound between 5 and 1/2 to 6 and 1/2 weeks. So it is premature to draw any conclusions with your previous scan. You have to wait for another week. ...Read more

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I'm seven week pregnant, my sac is 23 mm but still no heart beat is heared, my doctor says I may hv a curtage. Is that truely upnormal?

I'm seven week pregnant, my sac is 23 mm but still no heart beat is heared, my doctor says I may hv a curtage. Is that truely upnormal?

At 7 weeks should: Be able to see a htbeat, to be sure u can repeat the us in 7 days to confirm and then if it is not viable it needs to come out either with medication or d;c or sometimes a combination of both. ...Read more

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I am seven weeks pregnant. Last vaginal u/s dr said there is only sac no heart beat. So this is not a viable pregnancy. Is there any hope?

I am seven weeks pregnant. Last vaginal u/s dr said there is only sac no heart beat. So this is not a viable pregnancy. Is there any hope?

Probably not: This is not a good presentation for early pregnancy unless the pregnancy is earlier along than you think. A vaginal ultrasound should be able to detect embryonic heart beat by six weeks. A five week pregnancy would reveal a sac but no heartbeat. In these instances, blood testing and followup ultrasound are often done to evaluate these findings. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old and 5'4" tall. I have seven stones. I have had chest pain, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath evenwhile eating/talking and palpitations. I've had ecg, cbc, chest X-ray but could find nothing. What should I do?

I am 19 years old and 5'4" tall. I have seven stones. I have had chest pain, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath evenwhile eating/talking and palpitations. I've had ecg, cbc, chest X-ray but could find nothing. What should I do?

Further work up: Several conditions can cause these symptoms. Can't suggest a diagnosis without further info. The good news is that in a person your age they're very treatable. ...Read more

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Is it still normal not to see a fetal pole nor a heartbeat in 5w6d (based on scan age) preg? I'm irregular evrsince.

Is it still normal not to see a fetal pole nor a heartbeat in 5w6d (based on scan age) preg? I'm irregular evrsince.

It is: Possible under normal circumstances to not see the fetal pole during the 5th week. It should be visualized within the next week or so. ...Read more

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I am 7week preg. Had a scan yesterday. Doc says heartbeat is slower that should be. And suspect a white mass in sac. Normal!! should I be worried?

I am 7week preg. Had a scan yesterday. Doc says heartbeat is slower that should be. And suspect a white mass in sac. Normal!! should I be worried?

Don't stress.: 7 weeks is super early. You won't pick up a heart rate before that because of organogenesis - the heart just developed enough to have a pacer and enough of a pump structure. Follow doc's orders, get follow-up ultrasounds & hang tight. Too early to tell. Calm mom = calm baby. ...Read more

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Ffor the past four days I have been spotting. I went for a transvaginal scan and could find no heartbeat. I am 10weeks but scan read 6weeks.?

Ffor the past four days I have been spotting. I went for a transvaginal scan and could find no heartbeat. I am 10weeks but scan read 6weeks.?

Miscarriage: This is more than likely a miscarriage. You need to meet with your doctor to see what the next steps will be for you which may mean you need a d&c. ...Read more

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Hi, my last periods was on dec 18. I scan done yest shows tht I am in the 5 th gestational week. Sac was visible. But heart beat was not. Is tht ok.

Hi, my last periods was on dec 18. I scan done yest shows tht I am in the 5 th gestational week. Sac was visible. But heart beat was not. Is tht ok.

Hopefully: The fetal heartbeat is often not visible until 6 weeks, so if you are 5 weeks, it's normal. However, you're just more than 6 weeks from last period. If you ovulated a week late, then all appears normal. If you ovulated 2 weeks after your last period (expected with a 28 day cycle), then this may be a miscarriage. A repeat ultrasound 1 week later will tell. ...Read more

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SMC / ANALYSIS OF A 48 HOUR HOLTER SCAN FOR "RACING HEARTBEAT": Underlying rhythm is sinus. Heart rates range from 69 BPM (asleep) to 173 bpm (unknown?

SMC / ANALYSIS OF A 48 HOUR HOLTER SCAN FOR "RACING HEARTBEAT": Underlying rhythm is sinus. Heart rates range from 69 BPM (asleep) to 173 bpm (unknown?

More info....: The heart rate of 173 BPM is fast and meets the definition of tachycardia. The next question is what was the rhythm when your your rate was 173? So, to make this diagnosis and then decide on treatment based on this diagnosis, you need to see a cardiologist. The cardiologist can look at your monitor results and decide on what to do from here. Good luck!!!! ...Read more

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@7wk scan saw the heartbeat @117, also saw a blood clot in the sac, gestational sac at 9wks with baby at6wk 2 d. Anything to worry. On bed rest now.

@7wk scan saw the heartbeat @117, also saw a blood clot in the sac, gestational sac at 9wks with baby at6wk 2 d. Anything to worry. On bed rest now.

Pretty common: This is called a subchorionic bleed and it's typically related to bleeding from the placenta. It typically resolves without incident, however, large bleeds can result in miscarriage. Either way, bed rest really doesn't do anything to help the situation. It's best to try to live your life as a normal pregnant women would. ...Read more

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Due to high blood pressure and irregular heart beat, I have to have a heart scan in a few weeks. Can still I use treadmiill for 30mins every two days?

Due to high blood pressure and irregular heart beat, I have to have a heart scan in a few weeks. Can still I use treadmiill for 30mins every two days?

I would urge: You to postpone the treadmill until you are cleared by your cardiologist. The added stress could exacerbate your heart irregularities or elevated your blood pressure further. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant doctor said baby is doing fine heart beat is strong. I would like for you guys to check the measurements of my baby via scan pic?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant doctor said baby is doing fine heart beat is strong. I would like for you guys to check the measurements of my baby via scan pic?

Try our other forum: This is the free, informational HealthTap service. Doctors do not view images here. Questions and answers here are public, and neither medical care nor prescriptions are provided. Perhaps you wish a private consultation with a doctor via HealthTap's premium services, such as their CONCIERGE virtual consultations. Just request an Ob-Gyn specialist, and wait for a reply. ...Read more

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I had a scan today and I am 6 weeks pregnant and they found a heart beat. I had my period the 28th of august. Does this mean I conceived in september?

I had a scan today and I am 6 weeks pregnant and they found a heart beat. I had my period the 28th of august. Does this mean I conceived in september?

When did I conceive: Yes. Most likely you conceived when you were ovulating in september. That is unless the period in august was not usual and was early. ...Read more

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Started Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 seven days ago now I have a bitter taste in my mouth also I can feel my heart beat as if my heart was outside my body as if scared?

Started Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 seven days ago now I have a bitter taste in my mouth also I can feel my heart beat as if my heart was outside my body as if scared?

Lexapro (escitalopram) dose: The bitter taste is from the lexapro (escitalopram). It is an uncommon side effect with lexapro (escitalopram). It will probably go away with time. With your history of high blood pressure and you feeling your heart pounding I think you should have your blood pressure checked. Sometime when people start on Lexapro (escitalopram) they can get a sense of over stimulation that can lead to palpitations. Sometimes that is treated by lowering the dose temporarily. Call your psychiatrist or prescribing physician for directions regarding any medication dosage changes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have had an early scan and they can see two sacks but only 1 fetal heart beat?

What does it mean when you have had an early scan and they can see two sacks but only 1 fetal heart beat?

Vanishing twin: You may have a twin pregnancy and is too early to see both heart beats, or you could have what its called a vanishing twin.
The second sac is a non viable pregnancy and most likely absorbed. Your doctor will re evaluate with serial ultrasound to ascertain health of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had scan today 7wks 5d they couldsee foetal pole and a yolk sac a flicker they thought was a heart beat of 104bpm can that be normal at this stage?

Had scan today 7wks 5d they couldsee foetal pole and a yolk sac a flicker they thought was a heart beat of 104bpm can that be normal at this stage?

Possibly: By 7.5 weeks gestation, a fetal heart rate should be visualized on sonography.
However, by this gestation it would be more reassuring to see the heart rate in the 120-160 range. Nevertheless, the only thing to do right now is follow-up with your OB and monitor the pregnancy over the next few weeks. ...Read more

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Why would my doc suggest clexane for me? I am 7weeks pregnant! My 6week scan showed a healthy baby with 121 heart beat. I'm also taking 75mg ecosprin b/d

Why would my doc suggest clexane for me? I am 7weeks pregnant! My 6week scan showed a healthy baby with 121 heart beat. I'm also taking 75mg ecosprin b/d

Important to know: It sounds like you are being treated for a thrombophilia (clotting disorder), antiphospholipid antibodies or recurrent miscarriage. It is imperative that you ask your doctor why you are getting these drugs. This sounds like a high risk pregnancy and you need to make sure you understand the plan, risks and benefits each step of the way. Get involved in your care. Good luck. ...Read more