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Could have a misdiagnosed miscarriage if no heartbeat seen at 7 weeks?

Could have a misdiagnosed miscarriage if no heartbeat seen at 7 weeks?

Probably not: If the baby (fetal pole) measures 7 weeks and there is no heartbeat seen, it is a miscarriage. The times when we aren't sure are if the fetal pole can't be clearly seen or if the dates are less than 6+ weeks. At that point, we might need to repeat the us in a week to be sure. Even if a miscarriage is diagnosed, you can take the time you need before doing anything about it like a d & c. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


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Hi I had 3 miscarriages and every time the g sac can be seen but no fetus or heartbeat what could be the reason?

Hi I had 3 miscarriages and every time the g sac can be seen but no fetus or heartbeat what could be the reason?

Genetics: Unless there is a problem with the uterus itself, almost always the pregnancy is genetically abnormal. That has been known for a very long time. Some women even at a young age can have that problem. It takes advanced fertility therapy to diagnosis and fix that problem. Although there are some other possibilities likely blood clotting disorders for instance, genetics is the most common explanation. ...Read more

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What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen at 6 weeks?

What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen at 6 weeks?

10%: Miscarriage is common. Most miscarriages occur in the first trimester.

Seeing a heartbeat at 6 weeks is a good sign! Congratulations. ...Read more

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What is my chance for miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen at 6 weeks. Everything else measured fine as well. So worried, 1st baby!?

What is my chance for miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen at 6 weeks. Everything else measured fine as well. So worried, 1st baby!?

Depends on symptoms: In general if you are not bleeding or having significant cramps its very likely you are going to have a normal pregnancy. However, there are no guarantees. Having said that, I would relax and enjoy being pregnant. Take your prenatal vitamins and start regular OB care. ...Read more

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What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen on a 6 week ultrasound?

What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen on a 6 week ultrasound?

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! ...Read more

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Vaginal ultrasound did not detect heartbeat at 6 weeks 4 days. Seen the sac and embryo. Risk of miscarriage?

50/50: At this point I would say your chances are about 50/50. A vaginal sonogram at 6 weeks and 4 days can usually see a heartbeat; but if your dates are off a little, it could be too early. As long as you aren't having a lot of pain or heavy bleeding, waiting a week and rechecking the sonogram is probably best. ...Read more

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How common is a missed miscarriage in the first trimester? I am 8 weeks but have not seen my doc yet, so no confirmed heartbeat.

How common is a missed miscarriage in the first trimester? I am 8 weeks but have not seen my doc yet, so no confirmed heartbeat.

Common: Only about 80% of pregnancies advance to the second trimester and beyond. A first trimester loss is common; however, an ultrasound will confirm how far along into the pregnancy you really are. ...Read more

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When is a miscarriage diagnosed if no fetal heartbeat is seen? I went 8wks after missed period and no HB was detected, can this be normal?

When is a miscarriage diagnosed if no fetal heartbeat is seen? I went 8wks after missed period and no HB was detected, can this be normal?

Possible: If you ovulated late it is possible. If you can measure a crown rump lenght and still can't see a heart beat it is very likely that this is a blighted ovum or missed abortion (the name for all pregnancy early loss not just induced ones).Good luck ...Read more

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11 wks prgnt. Bleeding for 48hrs. Wnt to ER. Fibroids seen. Saw heartbeat baby movement. Told thrntened miscarriage. Now continued spotting.?

11 wks prgnt. Bleeding for 48hrs. Wnt to ER. Fibroids seen. Saw heartbeat baby movement. Told thrntened miscarriage. Now continued spotting.?

Threatened Sab: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It's important that you're under the care of an obstetrician so you know what to expect and have a plan in place. Your post doesn't have a question in it so if you have a question, post one. ...Read more

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Hcg levels was19488 no heartbeat seen (tilted uterus) to 25391 in 3 days, doc told me to prepare for miscarriage. Still any hope?

Doubtful: The hCG should have clearly risen more than what you relate. The inadequate increase in the hCG is consistent with a failed pregnancy and your doctor is correct in advising you to be prepared for a miscarriage. If more than 8 weeks pass and you have not miscarried and ultrasound does not show a viable pregnancy you should consider terminating the pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant and terrified of having a miscarriage. We seen the babies heart beat at 6w4d, heart rate was 125. Am I still at risk?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant and terrified of having a miscarriage. We seen the babies heart beat at 6w4d, heart rate was 125. Am I still at risk?

Depends: Hi! Is this your first pregnancy? If you have had a miscarriage in the past then you may be at risk... However if this is your first pregnancy and your OB/GYN says you are doing well, then you will most likely do well :) Unfortunately a miscarriage can happen at any point in pregnancy. I do believe that exercising will help with your overall well-being. So does yoga and meditation. ...Read more

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Probably miscarrying at 7 weeks (bleeding and dr didn't see heartbeat). What's the best way to get it out if I want to try again to conceive asap?

Probably miscarrying at 7 weeks (bleeding and dr didn't see heartbeat). What's the best way to get it out if I want to try again to conceive asap?

Miscarrage: You should let your body continue to get rid of the pregnancy. If it does not the your ob can give you medication. Most times you should wait 3months prior to retrying for pregnancy ...Read more

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Heartbeat at 6 weeks how likely is a miscarriage?

Heartbeat at 6 weeks how likely is a miscarriage?

Pregnancy: With a fetal heart rate at 6 weeks the chances of miscarriage are reduced significantly: to around 3 to 5%. Factors which increase the risk of miscarriage include prior obstetric history (like if the patient has had recurrent miscarriage), any systemic medical illnesses. And advanced maternal age. Good prenatal care is important to improve the chances of a successful pregnnacy. ...Read more

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If babys heartbeat is normal at 9 weeks are the chances of miscarriage decreased?

If babys heartbeat is normal at 9 weeks are the chances of miscarriage decreased?

Pregnancy: The presence of a normal heart rate at 9 weeks reduces the risk of miscarriage. Most studies show that the presence of a normal fetal heart rate decreases the risk of micarriage to 3 to 5% (as compared to 15-20% before seeing a fetal heart rate.) there are a number of factors that can impact the risk of miscarriage, and good prenatal care is critical to improve the chances of success. ...Read more

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What are the odds of having a miscarriage after hearing a heartbeat?

What are the odds of having a miscarriage after hearing a heartbeat?

Can't predict: Hearing a heartbeat means the fetus is alive when the heartbeat is heard. This does not necessarily mean that the risk of a miscarriage is significantly decreased. On the other hand if a heart beat isn't present then miscarriage becomes much more possible or probable. Not sure what the actual miscarriage rate is. ...Read more

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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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I was 6wk 4day preg when I had 1st US. Baby measured accurately, but heartbeat was 95. should I be worried about miscarriage?

I was 6wk 4day preg when I had 1st US. Baby measured accurately, but heartbeat was 95. should I be worried about miscarriage?

Some: A fetal heart beat of only 95 is concerning but could have many causes and doesn't necessarily mean that you are going to miscarry. A follow up ultrasound will undoubtedly be done to look for interval growth and your doctor may want to do moreb testing if the heart rate remains low. Serial HCG levels and progesterone levels can also be done to assess the health of the pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Scared to have a miscarriage. Scared I'm going to go to the dr a d find no heartbeat. What are the chances? I'm 7w 3d and had a mc in sept.

U need to go: At 7 wks should be able to see a htbeat, u need to know everything is ok or not, after only 1 prev miscarriage your chances of a 2nd one are no greater than anyone else, if u have a 2nd one - hopefully not then your chances for a 3rd go up more. ...Read more

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My dr did see an amniotic sack with no heartbeat yet she wants to check again on mon but with my levels being low does this mean miscarriage?

My dr did see an amniotic sack with no heartbeat yet she wants to check again on mon but with my levels being low does this mean miscarriage?

Not Necessarily: She will be looking both for changes in the ultrasound and in increases in the betaHCG. You don't know anything at this point. I know it is hard to wait, but until you know what the numbers show and what the ultrasound shows you just don't know what is going to happen. I wish you nothing but good thoughts and increasing levels ...Read more

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At 9.5 weeks with twins, heartbeats were 167 and babies are 2.7cm & 3cm. At this point, what are the chances of miscarrying one or both twins?

At 9.5 weeks with twins, heartbeats were 167 and babies are 2.7cm & 3cm. At this point, what are the chances of miscarrying one or both twins?

Chances are lower: Obviously twins are a higher risk for complications than a single gestation but with 2 very healthy heartbeats you certainly can breathe somewhat easier. Your OB will go over with you risks of twins at the various gestational ages but I would try to relax at this point. ...Read more

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What are my odds of miscarrying? At ultrasound 8w2d, baby measured only 6 w. The heartbeat was 131. There was debris in the sac with the baby

What are my odds of miscarrying? At ultrasound 8w2d, baby measured only 6 w. The heartbeat was 131. There was debris in the sac with the baby

Be Optimistic!: Most likely reason is incorrect dates. So just accept that you were really 6 wks and get on with your life. Was there any bleeding prior to the ultrasound? If not then I would not characterize your pregnancy as threatened. ...Read more

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At 6 weeks the Dr said unborn had no heartbeat it was a miscarriage going to happen the next week Dr said I was still 6weeks that my baby wasn't growing. Er confirmed I'm 8weeks but still no heartbeat worry or is my baby heartbeat coming in slow?

At 6 weeks the Dr said unborn had no heartbeat it was a miscarriage going to happen the next week Dr said I was still 6weeks that my baby wasn't growing. Er confirmed I'm 8weeks but still no heartbeat worry or is my baby heartbeat coming in slow?

Probably not: Most gestations have a visible heart beat by 8 to 10 weeks. It is unlikely that at this stage that the pregnancy is still viable. However, your MD can perform serial blood quantitative hCG's and ultrasound tests to clarify your situation. ...Read more

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What to do if no fetal heartbeat, but no signs of miscarriage?

US: An ultrasound may be indicated and would sort out what's up. ...Read more

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Chances of missed miscarriage after hearing heartbeat at 8w3days? Heartbeat was 173bpm..

If the fetus: Was visualized sonographically with cardiac activity at 173bpm, there is no miscarriage. It won't increase or decrease the chance of subsequent miscarriage, however. ...Read more

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I had 2mc before. This time saw a strong heartbeat and baby moves at 6w5d, 8w4d, 11w4d and 12w4d. What is the chance of miscarriage?

Low: Most miscarriages happen in the first trimester (before 14 weeks). At 13 weeks, the risk is still quite low, about 2.5%. So you have better than 97.5% chance of a pregnancy without a miscarriage! Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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