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Doctor insights on: Approximate Gestation Period For A Human Fetus

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Pregnant with 5.7 weeks. transvaginal scan showed 8mm gestation sac with no fetus. had vaginal spotting but now ok. irregular periods.small clot seen?

Pregnant with 5.7 weeks. transvaginal scan showed 8mm gestation sac with no fetus. had vaginal spotting but now ok. irregular periods.small clot seen?

Miscarriage ?: It is possible there may have been a miscarriage . At this time, ultrasound would help clarify the situation ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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How many dys after contact do pregnancy tests show positive? Also, how soon after contact can you see fetus on a vg ultrasound? Not sure of period dt

How many dys after contact do pregnancy tests show positive?  Also, how soon after contact can you see fetus on a vg ultrasound? Not sure of period dt

Depends: It depends on when ovulation occurs not the day of contact. Usually, 2 wks after ovulation, you may have positive PT. 3-4 weeks after ovulation, you may detect gestational sac by trans-vaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Gestational sac of 9mm with no yolk sac and fetal pole in six weeks with irregular periods means?

May be normal: 9mm gs is still too small to see pole or yolk sac. Irreg menses makes it more difficult to verify gest age at this time. Recommend to follow serial bhcg levels or wait to repeat sono in a couple of weeks if no pain or bleeding. ...Read more

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I missed my two months period.But I don't feel any pregnancy symptoms or fetal heart beat in my belly.I did took four home pregnancy test and positive?

I missed my two months period.But I don't feel any pregnancy symptoms or fetal heart beat in my belly.I did took four home pregnancy test and positive?

See doctor: If you had sex, since your last period and four hpts are positive, you are pregnant. Please see your doctor for the sake of your and your baby's health. It is too soon to feel fetal heart beat. ...Read more

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At what gestational age of fetus should the bpd measure approximately 4.1cm (41mm)?

At what gestational age of fetus should the bpd measure approximately 4.1cm (41mm)?

BPD: Well we use more than just bpd to calculate the gestational age. Head circ., femur length, and abdominal circ. Also go into the calculation. However, 4.1cm bpd is consistent with about 17 weeks 4 days. ...Read more

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Which stage in human fertilisation/conception/pregnancy period does susceptibility to environmental factors that may contribute/cause defects start?

Which stage in human fertilisation/conception/pregnancy period does susceptibility to environmental factors that may contribute/cause defects start?

Before conception: The woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have and they mature over her lifetime until either released or lost.All exposure to chemicals/radiation/illnesses during a woman's life impact the egg quality.Once released to conception, the environmental influences on outcome are continuous.Some are time specific (thalidomide-5-7 wks) some are continuous (alcohol). ...Read more

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What is the normal heart rate of human fetus at 17 weeks of pregnancy?

What is the normal heart rate of human fetus at 17 weeks of pregnancy?

About 140 (+or- 30): The fetal heart rate can vary considerably depending on the mother's heart rate and health and on the fetal metabolic state, level of activity and probably several other factors. Normally in a very quiet, relaxed postprandial or sleep-like state, it would tend to be low (115 to 120) ; at other times it could possibly rise to 150-160 beats per minute or transiently perhaps to 170-180. ...Read more

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So my period is now 4 days late, and I had intercourse approximately 11 days ago, we used protection. I took a home pregnancy test & it came back neg?

So my period is now 4 days late, and I had intercourse approximately 11 days ago, we used protection. I took a home pregnancy test & it came back neg?

Do another test: Pregnancy tests are most accurate one week after a missed period and done on the first morning urine. Check another test in 3-4 days and if that is also negative then you can be sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more