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Fetal Heartbeat Skipping A 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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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
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
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
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
Are fetal doplers safe to use daily? It took me almost 20 minutes today to find the heartbeat. Does it hurt the fetus?
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
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?
Can be ok: This heart rate can be ok, but recheck with sonos to be sure ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
Normal: Heart activity usually starts about half way through the 6th week. ...Read more
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
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
Went in and measured 6 weeks and 3 days but no fetal pole or heartbeat but we see a sac and a yoke sac should I be worried?
Stay calm: I'm sure a follow up ultrasound has been scheduled ...Read more
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?
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?
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
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
Is heartbeat of fetus possible at 7weeks? Even though I tried to abort by taking strong pill but I didn't bleed. 5weeks and 6days fetus, no heartbeat.
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
US: An ultrasound may be indicated and would sort out what's up. ...Read more
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