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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

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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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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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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

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Hello Doctor! I have been trying to conceive for approximately 3 months. I keep track of my ovulation and made sure I was in my fertile period. This week, I was about 5-6 days late with my period. I took a pregnancy test then and it was negative. Next da

Hello Doctor! 
I have been trying to conceive for approximately 3 months. I keep track of my ovulation and made sure I was in my fertile period. This week, I was about 5-6 days late with my period. I took a pregnancy test then and it was negative. Next da

Can happen: Occasionally your period may be irregular for no particular reason. I suggest since you are only 18 years old, as long your cycles are more or less regular every 26-35 days or so, then perhaps you may opt not to do ovulation monitoring for the next some months ...Read more