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Can first trimester dating ultrasounds be a month off gestational age? ( if taken at 8 weeks) could I have been 13 weeks and they measured 8?

Can first trimester dating ultrasounds be a month off gestational age? ( if taken at 8 weeks) could I have been 13 weeks and they measured 8?

Unlikely: Ultrasound dating is very accurate when done around 8-11 weeks of gestation. But, as always, life is not perfect and mistakes can happen. A woman should be able remember what she was doing 6 weeks ago (around the time of conception) if the u/s scan is showing 8 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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When will a hpt stop showing a positive result? My gf did one at 8 and 14 week past lmp(negative)! She also had what appeared to be periods! Pregnant?

When will a hpt stop showing a positive result? My gf did one at 8 and 14 week past lmp(negative)! She also had what appeared to be periods! Pregnant?

Not pregnant: If pregnancy tests at 8 weeks and 14 weeks from her last menstrual period were both negative, your girl friend is not pregnant. Sounds like she not only seemed to have periods but actually did have periods. ...Read more

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I have had a.D&c 8 weeks ago and just found im 7 weeks pregnant is that safe?

I have had a.D&c 8 weeks ago and just found im 7 weeks pregnant is that safe?

Close, but yes: In this case, you should be fine as long as your early ultrasound looks good. Getting pregnant after your D&C is fine. But a D&C after pregnancy would have been bad. Good luck and congratulations! ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks pregnant and showing already, first pregnancy. Im 6'0 and approx 160lbs, very slim.?

I'm 7 weeks pregnant and showing already, first pregnancy.  Im 6'0 and approx 160lbs, very slim.?

Good stature: Have you confirmed your dates with your obstetrician? Your calculations may be off or fibroids and ovarian cysts can cause, you to appear larger than your dates. ...Read more

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Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after , 2 hpt were negative. However, i feel "gassy" in my stomach. Baby kicking? Continuing pregnancy?

Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after , 2 hpt were negative. However, i feel "gassy" in my stomach. Baby kicking? Continuing pregnancy?

1st, why RU gassy?: Feeling gassy may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, pelvic pathology outside the gut, maybe stress. ...Read more

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Hi i m 8 week pregnant but ultraound show baby 7 week 1 day and week fetal; pole?

Hi i  m 8 week pregnant but ultraound show baby 7 week 1 day and week fetal; pole?

Ultrasound is right: 1st trimester ultrasound is one of the most accurate ways to predict due date. You are more likely 7 weeks, 1 day that pm the 8 weeks you suspected by last menstrual period. Congrats! ...Read more

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Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after , 2 hpt were negative. However, i feel "gassy" stomach. Baby kicking? Possible continued preg?

Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after , 2 hpt were negative. However, i feel "gassy" stomach. Baby kicking? Possible continued preg?

Shouldn't be: A termination that late may result in retained products (placenta) and that might cause cramping and bleeding, but its more likely the sensation you are feeling is the gas. Bowel gas can feel like butterfly flicking like early pregnancy. Try some gas X or simethicone. ...Read more

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8 wks pregnant and period like bleeding for 3 days. Have had 2 ultrasounds and seen fetus and heartbeat since bleed began. Likely causes/next steps?

8 wks pregnant and period like bleeding for 3 days. Have had 2 ultrasounds and seen fetus and heartbeat since bleed began. Likely causes/next steps?

Pregnant for sure: Bleeding during pregnancy not a good sign If you want the baby you better go to your OB or to the ER YOU CAN REST IN BED WHILE KEEPING YOUR LEGS UP AND REFRAIN FROM SEXUAL INTERCOURSE UNTIL BLEEDING STOP OR YOU HAVE CHANCE TO SEE A DOCTOR SO SEE A DO TOR OR HO TO ER ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant, have done my ultrasound yesterday and found out that I have twins in one sac measuring 7 weeks, no heartbeat!is there any hope?

I am 8 weeks pregnant, have done my ultrasound yesterday and found out that I have twins in one sac measuring 7 weeks, no heartbeat!is there any hope?

Not good...: If you are saying that the fetal measurements are 7 weeks, called the "crown-rump" lengths, and there is no heartbeat, then this is probably a miscarriage. I would request a followup ultrasound to be sure given that this is complicated by twins. I am so sorry about what is going on with your pregnancy! ...Read more

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Had baby 3.5 mos ago. Got period after 8 weeks. Last 3 weeks. No period since. Negative pregnancy tests. Not breastfeeding. Sexually active. Help!

Had baby 3.5 mos ago. Got period after 8 weeks. Last 3 weeks. No period since. Negative pregnancy tests. Not breastfeeding. Sexually active. Help!

Can be erratic: The periods can be a little irregular if post partum. If the pregnancy test is negative that is good. You should consult your gynecologist the have things checked. NO reason to worry about it, with the little info I have regarding the situation. Some form of birth control needed I assume, so talk to the doctor please regarding that. ...Read more

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Almost 8 weeks postpartum and haven't had period yet. Unprotected intercourse 13 days ago. If I used pregnancy test today, will it be accurate?

Almost 8 weeks postpartum and haven't had period yet. Unprotected intercourse 13 days ago. If I used pregnancy test today, will it be accurate?

Would be better if: you waited another week, but @2 weeks you should get a result. You would have to repeat it anyway in 1 week if you are still late. Don't trust that you are not pregnant until you have had 3 consecutive negative tests each 1 week apart. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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It's been a month since miscarriage and i've been bleeding for two weeks straight two weeks after miscarriage. I took an equate pregnancy test and its still showing pregnant. Ultrasound shows its all complete. What's going on?

It's been a month since miscarriage and i've been bleeding for two weeks straight two weeks after miscarriage. I took an equate pregnancy test and its still showing pregnant. Ultrasound shows its all complete. What's going on?

It takes a few weeks: It takes a few weeks for the beta HCG level to drop after a miscarriage.. If you did not have a D&C and aborted spontaneously, you should be getting blood drawn every week for a quantitative beta HCG level to make sure the beta level goes down to zero. Ultrasound is not perfect at diagnosing retained tissue. If you continue to bleed, you may need a d&c. See your doctor ! ...Read more

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Im 8 weeks pregnant and theirs no heartbeat and my hCG has dropped? Do i still have hope?

Im 8 weeks pregnant and theirs no heartbeat and my hCG has dropped? Do i still have hope?

Unfortunately not: If your dates are accurate then there is no such thing as a healthy pregnancy that can result if there is no heartbeat by this time. The blood test is simply confirming the inevitable. Sorry. ...Read more

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Had regular periods for 4 years and had unprotected sex 8 weeks ago but hCG levels are 1 at 8 weeks but period is now only fresh blood and longer?

Had regular periods for 4 years and had unprotected sex 8 weeks ago but hCG levels are 1 at 8 weeks but period is now only fresh blood and longer?

Unclear question: From what you described, you are not pregnant. Changes in pattern of bleeding during periods are not uncommon. If excessive bleeding persists you should consult your doctor. You may wish to take oral iron supplement to avoid anemia. ...Read more

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I have never been pregnant. Blood work showed hcg of 18.4 one day and 8 two days later. Am I pregnant? What is going on if so?

I have never been pregnant.   Blood work showed hcg of 18.4 one day and 8 two days later. Am I pregnant?  What is going on if so?

Your question leads: to more questions. Without such details, I can respond only with generalities. Very early on, before even missed period, hcg levels MAY be as low as 5 mIU/ml but, with a healthy pregnancy, levels rise very fast. Declining levels don't bode well. You may have conceived but the early embryo didn't "take". Don't give up. Your chances of a healthy pregnancy are good. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Miscarriage...6 weeks pregnant since miscarriage begin my girlfriend has been bleeding for 33 day with sever pain my friend had a miscarriage around 6 weeks pregnant and when they did an ultra sound they saw nothing and her hCG count was not doubling ever

Miscarriage...6 weeks pregnant since miscarriage begin my girlfriend has been bleeding for 33 day with sever pain my friend had a miscarriage around 6 weeks pregnant and when they did an ultra sound they saw nothing and her hCG count was not doubling ever

You : You are correct regarding the d&c. She likely has products of conception still present in the uterus which is causing her bleeding. The D&C (dilatation and curretage) will clean the uterus out and stop the bleeding. If her doctor has "blown it off" then she should seek a second opinion. I hope she is better soon. ...Read more

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Had follow up tv ultrasound- I should be 8 weeks preg. There was growth from last but showed more like 7 weeks and hb was low. Is there any chance it's ok?

Had follow up tv ultrasound- I should be 8 weeks preg. There was growth from last but showed more like 7 weeks and hb was low. Is there any chance it's ok?

WHAT did yoru OB say: Your OB should have totally discussed this with you, not favorable, but u need another us in one week to see if fetus will be viable or not. ...Read more

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