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Embryo Size By Week
Had 6/7 wk pregnancy scan but embryo size is of 5.5 weeks and brachycardic. What is outlook for growth and heart rate increase?
Would not draw conclusions at this early stage
do 2 more scans and then decide issues. ...Read more
Had 8 week U/S, embryo very small and shows pulsing, possible maternal pulse. Retest in 5 days for size change. Is this enough to show viability?
For now: You have a living fetus. With luck, everything will carry through to term OK. That being said, there are no guarantees in medicine. Close follow up and repeat ultrasounds as you have mentioned will be essential. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Had my ultrasound in 7 weeks 3 days. Had triplet pregnancy. But one ofthe embryo is of size 0.49, others are 1.17, 1.11.?
What's question?: You obviously have a very complicated situation here. You have a risky triplet pregnancy in which already at this very early stage, one of the fetuses is so much smaller than the other two. There are several options here for the pregnancy, as you are still very early in the pregnancy, but these options need to be discussed thoroughly with a high risk OB doctor known as a maternal/fetal medicine doc. ...Read more
Just experienced a missed miscarriage at 11 weeks, baby 6 weeks. Passed palm sized red/white tough ropey tissue. Was that the placenta and embryo?
Could have been: If u were my pt would do an ultrasound to make sure uterus is clean, if it is then u are done and if you are rh- then u need a shot of rhogam, if there is anything left in the uterus u need it removed which your doc could prob do in the office. ...Read more
Confusing question: Are you referring to having a vaginal delivery over c section? Very complicated question. There are many reasons. Contractions can be too weak, the female pelvis too small, the baby can be too big or in an abnormal position, the baby's heart rate can show signs of problems. There are many reasons why this can occur. ...Read more
Gestational sac present yolk sac present embryo absent. Gestational sac size 17mm x 7mmx 13mm is this normal?
About double: At 14 weeks a fetus is about 3.5" from head to butt, and around 5.5" at 18 weeks, almost twice as long. We don't measure head to toe since they are rarely stretched out like that for more than a moment. ...Read more
Depends on interprt: The 18 wk fetus is 25% longer but 3x heavier (~3- ~10oz). ...Read more
What's the difference in size between an 8 week fetus and a 12 week fetus? Is there a big difference?
Yes there: Is a substantial difference in size and the formation of extremities during the tenth week, closure of the neural tibe (spine) and facial formation among other important milestones in development. ...Read more
I had my 1st u/s done on 6/25/12 & I was 9 weeks & 6 days given a due date of 1/22/13, not sure of my lmp. After 6wks the fetus double in size?
May 1st conception: Usually when people ask this question, they're interested in when conception happened. Based on the ultrasound due date, the conception was somewhere between april 24th and may 8th. The LMP may vary from woman to woman but with a normal 28 day cycle, it would have been april 17th. ...Read more
At 8 weeks, had light bleeding so got an u/s and the fetus was sized at 5.55mm with a heartbeat. The bleeding hasn't stopped for 2 days, pending m/c?
Does the fetus double in size after 6 weeks of pregnancy, causing the u/s to be off my two weeks? Anytime after 6 weeks of pregnancy?
Yes and no:
Here is a link to a chart of the crown rump length averages:
http://www. Babycenter. Com/average-fetal-length-weight-chart
as you can see, the crl can double about every 2 weeks. But this doesn't mean the u/s measurement can be off by 2 weeks.
The error of the u/s measurement depends on when the u/s is done. Earlier has less error +/-3 days while end of pregnancy error can be very large +/- 2w. ...Read more
After the 6th or 7th week of pregnancy does the fetus double in size, causing the gestational age to be off?
Early pregnancy: The rate of growth of the fetus in the first trimester is very rapid. An ultrasound in the first trimester has only a 3-6 day error while later in pregnancy that error grows to 3 weeks. The gestational age is more accurate in early pregnancy and less likely to be off in the first trimester. ...Read more
Fetus measurements: 57mm 12 weeks gestation / 62mm 12 wks+4days gestation. Are measurements this precise to have this difference in size in 4 days?
Sort of: Yes, the measurements on average do correspond to these dates and they are fairly accurate, but not exact. Also it is dependent on how the ultrasound tech measures it. So there are plenty of sources of mild error. ...Read more
I was 9wks 6days on my 1st u/s (6/25/12). Is that correct knowing that the fetus doubles in size after the 6th week of pregnancy? U/s go by ga / fa?
Ultrasound accurate: The most accurate dating will be by ultrasound done between 6 to 10 weeks gestational age. With the information provided. Due date is january 27th. Estimated conception dates are may 1st plus or minus 4 days. ...Read more
120 to 160 b.p.m.: 120 to 160 beats per minute.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please clarify: This is a little different of a question. Can you clarify whether you are referring to the left ventricle of the heart and the entire size of the brain (as in volume, weight, or some other measure?). Or are you asking about the size of the left ventricle of the brain? And why only the left ventricle and not the right? ...Read more
Your Purpose: Every question should have some purpose behind, could you please let me know how would it help you? Other wise in 12 wks old fetus probably few m.M researchers have more things to do then measuring nose in fetus. Good luck. ...Read more