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Doctor insights on: Fetal Heart Sounds

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When i went into get my first ultra sound from my ob, at 12 weeks, on feb 29th, she concluded that there was no fetal heart beat when i went into get my first ultra sound from my ob, at 12 weeks, on feb 29th, she concluded that there was no fetal heart be

When i went into get my first ultra sound from my ob, at 12 weeks, on feb 29th, she concluded that there was no fetal heart beat when i went into get my first ultra sound from my ob, at 12 weeks, on feb 29th, she concluded that there was no fetal heart be

This : This is called a "missed abortion" in the ob/gyn language. It just means that the fetus has passed away and the body has not yet rejected the products of conception. There are 3 ways to clear the uterus of the missed abortion. 1). Sit and wait. The body will eventually reject it and start the "natural process." this isn't always the best option because you have dead tissue inside your uterus that can get infected and make you very very ill. 2). Medication induction. Cytotec (misoprostol) is a medication we use to induce labor. We also can use this medication to induce a "missed abortion." the pills are used vaginally and orally in a specific regimen that are much higher doses than used to induce labor in a living term infant. This is a very safe way to relieve the body of the "products of conception." 3). Lastly is the D&C where we aspirate or curettage the inside of the uterus to remove the conception. This is also a very safe procedure. Most ob/gyn doctors are very careful to not perferate the uterus with the surgical instruments. There is little risk to all options, however, if you wait too long and the uterus/conception products become infected you could end up in the intensive care unit. ...Read more

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6 weeks 3 days hCG 38, 519 and fetal heart rate 124 . Ultrasound said 6w 1d just want to make sure everything sounds good 4 miscarriages past 1 live?

6 weeks 3 days hCG 38, 519 and fetal heart rate 124 . Ultrasound said 6w 1d just want to make sure everything sounds good 4 miscarriages past 1 live?

Once u see a ht beat: Hcg does not matter i rec getting a Progesterone level cause if it is low u may need prog gel supplementation and repeat us in 2 weeks to confirm the ht beat is still there andit is n, if that is the case then u hould be good. ...Read more

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I went in for a 6 week ultra sound expecting to see my baby s heartbeat until this ultrasound we had only seen one sac that sac now showed a beautiful beating heart t 105 I was measuring 6 weeks 4 days however the tech also found another sac considerably

I went in for a 6 week ultra sound expecting to see my baby s heartbeat until this ultrasound we had only seen one sac that sac now showed a beautiful beating heart t 105 I was measuring 6 weeks 4 days however the tech also found another sac considerably

Early pregnancy: At 6 weeks pregnant ultrasound is still very limited. We should see a gestational sac and hopefully a fetal pole. This is right on the cusp of when we can see a heart beat. So, a heart beat of 105 is still reassuring. In the next few weeks, baby grows a lot! the next ultrasound (even at 8 weeks) will be even a better and a nice fast heart beat (120 - 180) if all is progressing normally. ...Read more

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What do the heart sounds represented by "lubb-dupps" represent?

What do the heart sounds represented by "lubb-dupps" represent?

Heart sounds: The heart sounds are produced by the deceleration of the blood columns associated with closure of the AV valves and the aortic/pulmonary valves. The first heart sound is the AV valve closure and the second is the aortic/pulmonary valve closure. ...Read more

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What causes the lub dub heart sound that are heard with a stethescope?

What causes the lub dub heart sound that are heard with a stethescope?

Valve closure: The mechanical action of various intracardiac valves closing is what makes the "lub dub". ...Read more

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What causes heart skipping/ palpation's and a heart whooshing/swishing sound?

What causes heart skipping/ palpation's and a heart whooshing/swishing sound?

Palpitations: Palpitations are not uncommon and have many causes. As far as whooshing sound...Unclear. Echocardiogram and holster & consult with cardiologist will likely clarify everything. ...Read more

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Can a fetus have a heart attack?

Can a fetus have a heart attack?

In rare anomalies.: When the fetal coronary arteries are deriving their blood supply from less oxygenated blood due to a complex cardiac anomaly, then the possibility of cardiac ischemia and failure is present. These are very rare cases, though, and best managed at a quaternary fetal center [e.g. http://women.texaschildrens.org/fetalcenter/]. ...Read more

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How do you treat fetal heart block?

How do you treat fetal heart block?

Not well.: No good treatment for fetal heart block is known; Dexamethasone has been tried with poor results. Delivery at a tertiary care center with nicu and pediatric cardiology specialists is warranted and maternal-fetal medicine consultation is quintessential. The prognosis is much worse (almost lethal) if the complete fetal heart block occurs early and is associated with structural heart defect(s). ...Read more

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What are the causes fetal heart defects?

What are the causes fetal heart defects?

Multifactorial.: Genetic, metabolic, infectious and environmental causes can lead to cardiac birth defects. Taking Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily for your reproductive life (18-50) can prevent 75% of those defects. ...Read more

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What does a healthy heart beat sound like?

What does a healthy heart beat sound like?

Heart sounds: click on this link and turn on your speakers: http://int-prop.lf2.cuni.cz/heart_sounds/h14/normal.wav ...Read more