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Can an ultrasound miss a fetal heart beat when it's Measuring 7wks 1 day. I'm returning in 4 days, chances of seeing a heart beat?

Can an ultrasound miss a fetal heart beat when it's Measuring 7wks 1 day. I'm returning in 4 days, chances of seeing a heart beat?

Vaginal? Abdominal?: In almost all cases you should get a heart-beat with vaginal ultrasound early in the 6th week. Abdominal ultrasound won't get a heartbeat until at least 8 weeks in thin women, and can be much later. Good wishes. ...Read more

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When is heartbeat of fetus percepted?

When is heartbeat of fetus percepted?

Us:6 wks doppler10wk: 6 weeks by ultrasound and 10 weeks with a doppler is the usual time. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to a fetus if it doesn't have a heartbeat?

Could you tell me what happens to a fetus if it doesn't have a heartbeat?

See below: If a fetus does not have a heartbeat it will either spontaneously abort, or if close to term will deliver naturally. ...Read more

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11wks no fetal heartbeat, can it comeback?

11wks no fetal heartbeat, can it comeback?

No: If they saw everything unfortuneately it will not come back, if u have no cramping or bleeding they could repeat in 1 week at the most for a double check, but once that is documented then the poc need to come out, sorry for your problem, your OB should have already discussed a plan for you, please call your OB today so u know what the plan is. ...Read more

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At 6 weeks what should a fetal heartbeat be?

At 6 weeks what should a fetal heartbeat be?

>100 beats/minute.: Lower than 100 BPM rates are suspicious for impending miscarriage. Normal rate can be as high as 180 BPM initially. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what causes irregular fetal heartbeat?

Does anyone know what causes irregular fetal heartbeat?

Premature atrial CTX: >90% of all cardiac arrhythmias in fetuses are due to premature atrial contractions (benign) and resolve without intervention. They are more common with maternal caffeine consumption (tea, coffee, chocolate, coke/sodas) and smoking. The rest of the fetal arrhythmias are more serious but rare and include atrioventricular block, supraventricular tachycardia (paroxysmal or sustained), atrial flutter. ...Read more

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6 weeks and 5 days fetal heartbeat is109 bpm. Is it normal?

6 weeks and 5 days fetal heartbeat is109 bpm. Is it normal?

Probably okay: Since the heartbeat is above 100 at this point, it's probably okay. The heart just started beating about a week ago. You will likely have another ultrasound in a few weeks to make sure everything is okay. If you have questions, talk to your OB doctor. ...Read more

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Are fetal doplers safe to use daily? It took me almost 20 minutes today to find the heartbeat. Does it hurt the fetus?

Are fetal doplers safe to use daily? It took me almost 20 minutes today to find the heartbeat. Does it hurt the fetus?

Safe: You can use it daily or more frequently if you like. It has no effect on the fetus at all. When inexperienced or the fetus is small, it can be hard to find the heart beat at first. Enjoy your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is there anything one can do to make fetal heartbeat strong from reduced (at 6-7 weeks). Even empirically anything that can be done?

Is there anything one can do to make fetal heartbeat strong from reduced (at 6-7 weeks). Even empirically anything that can be done?

No: If the heartbeat is low at 6-7 weeks but normal at 8 weeks the risk of 1st trimester fetal demise is approximately 25%. If the heartbeat at 6-7 wks is borderline low but normal at 8 weeks the risk of fetal demise is no higher than average (around 7-8%). So wait to see how the heartbeat is at 8 weeks. Hopefully it will be normal. ...Read more

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Heartbeat randomly jumps on fetal monitor. Why?

Heartbeat randomly jumps on fetal monitor. Why?

PACs.: Skipped beats are not uncommon in fetal heart rate monitoring; they are likely (>95%) due to benign premature atrial contractions of the fetal heart (no clinical significance). Alternatively, fetal hiccups can be at play (good prognostic sign). ...Read more

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My fetus is mesureing 7 weeks bytmmy gestsational sac is 1 week behind. Is that bad? Heartbeat is 140bpm. Why is the sac smaller?

My fetus is mesureing 7 weeks bytmmy gestsational sac is 1 week behind. Is that bad? Heartbeat is 140bpm. Why is the sac smaller?

Gest sac: As long as the fetus is growing appropiately you should not be too concerned. Sac size can vary depending on how the ultrasound was done and who did it. Heart rate sounds ok. Tell yoour obgyn about your concerns. ...Read more

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Fetus was measuring accurate at 5w3d and 8w4d u/s. But this time I should be 11w3d but u/s showed only 10w1d with a strong heartbeat. Why?

Fetus was measuring accurate at 5w3d and 8w4d u/s. But this time I should be 11w3d but u/s showed only 10w1d with a strong heartbeat. Why?

Margin of error: There are various margins of error at various gestational ages on sonograms. The margin of error in a first trimester sonogram is about 7 days. You can confirm with your doctor but it appears you are within the normal range ...Read more

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Irregular heartbeat in fetus. What is an echo?

Irregular heartbeat in fetus. What is an echo?

Ultrasound: An echo is a specialized ultrasound of the babies heart. ...Read more

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How early can you see a fetal heartbeat on a transabdominal scan?

How early can you see a fetal heartbeat on a transabdominal scan?

May need to do trans: Vaginal scan, can see a ht beta on transvaginal scan at 6 weeks sometimes definitely by 7 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about fetal pole without heartbeat at 6 weeks 1 day?

Can you tell me about fetal pole without heartbeat at 6 weeks 1 day?

Worrisome: Normally a fetal heatbeat can be detected by a good machine at about 5 weeks. Sometimes technical difficulties make this harder. The absence od a heartbeat at six weeks could be technical or could indicate a nonviable fetus/ missed abortion. Suggest rescanning in 5-7 days to look again for the heartbeat ...Read more

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There are no signs of miscarrige, yet there is no fetal heartbeat. What does this mean?

There are no signs of miscarrige, yet there is no fetal heartbeat. What does this mean?

Already Answered?: First of all it takes several weeks before Heart Beat is detected (>5), second the fetal heart beat is sometimes technically difficult to hear (auscultate) due to fetal position. Once heart beat established, if fetus is moving around it does have a heart beat. Still it should be detected at each doc visit to make sure rate is appropriate for fetal age. ...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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My fetus is measuring 7 weeks but gestational sac is 1 week behind. Is that bad? Heartbeat is 140bpm. Is there anything I can do to help it grow?

My fetus is measuring 7 weeks but gestational sac is 1 week behind. Is that bad? Heartbeat is 140bpm. Is there anything I can do to help it grow?

Unclear results: That does not really make sense. I would ask your doctor to clarify the sonographic findings with you to make sure you understand what is going on with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I did an abortion but didn't bleed. The u/s showed 5weeks and 6days fetus and no heartbeat. Heartbeat would still be possible at 7 weeks and 4days?

I did an abortion but didn't bleed. The u/s showed 5weeks and 6days fetus and no heartbeat. Heartbeat would still be possible at 7 weeks and 4days?

No: If you had surgical (d;c)
abortion the pregnancy was missed. If you used Cytotec (misoprostol) to induce termination it was unsuccessful. If there is a heart beat at 7 weeks and 4 days either the first heartbeat was missed or a new pregnancy was conceived. The abortion unfortunately was unsuccessful. Contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 6w today after a letrozole cycle. Yesterday (5w6d) fetal heartbeat was 106, at 5w4d it was 100. Is this too "low"? I'm worried. 2 previous m/c.

Follow up visit: Sometimes the fetal heart rate is slightly lower in the 5-6 week range. Your doctor may want to recheck it. We can not really draw prognostic conclusions based on this information ...Read more

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Is 168 the fetal heartbeat of a girl or boy?

Is 168 the fetal heartbeat of a girl or boy?

Fetal heart rate: The rate of the heartbeat does not give any information about the gender of a fetus. That would require an ultrasound analysis. ...Read more

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Will contractions at 12weeks slow fetal heartbeat?

Will contractions at 12weeks slow fetal heartbeat?

No: At 12 weeks, the fhr usually settles into the normal range of 120-160, but tends to be on the higher end of the range. Contractions of the uterus, whether spontaneous, or, for example, associated with orgasm, are not harmful to the fetus. ...Read more