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I read a fetus which has died inside a women that is not removed can kill the women. My fetus died 6 weeks ago still inside me. How long can it kill?

I read a fetus which has died inside a women that is not removed can kill the women. My fetus died 6 weeks ago still inside me. How long can it kill?

Need evaluation: I am very sorry to hear about your loss. You did not mention how far along you were. If this wasn't early pregnancy loss then the treatment is a D and C. If you are far along in pregnancy then an induction of labor may be warranted. Although maternal death is a theoretical complication this is exceedingly rare In caused by untreated infection or coagulation problems ...Read more

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Ultrasound says my fetus is 6 weeks 2 days but my gestational sac is 7 weeks 2 days. Heartbeat is normal. Is everything ok?

Ultrasound says my fetus is 6 weeks 2 days but my gestational sac is 7 weeks 2 days. Heartbeat is normal. Is everything ok?

Most likely: The most accurate measurement of the fetus is the crown rump length. The gestational sac is like a fluid filled balloon, not a perfect sphere. So the measurement of the sac can vary quite a bit depending on what part was measured. If there is already a fetal heart beat, that is a great sign. Keep your follow up appointments with your OB doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal not to hear heart beat of fetus if six weeks pregnant using normal ultrasound. Dr said that the sac is normal. Thanks?

Likely normal: An abdominal ultrasound will find the baby's heartbeat roughly one week later than a transvaginal scan, or between 7 and 8 weeks of gestation. A handheld doppler ultrasound device (the ones ob/gyns use during prenatal visits) may not be able to find a heartbeat until as late as 12 weeks. ...Read more

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How painful is a natural misscariage? How long will it take? Fetus died at 6 weeks just started 7 weeks later

How painful is a natural misscariage? How long will it take? Fetus died at 6 weeks just started 7 weeks later

Miscarriage: You can expect some cramping and bleeding that can vary quite a bit. If there is very heavy bleeding, dizziness, or severe pain, then get checked by a gyn or ER. ...Read more

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Fetus died at 6 weeks. Today I'm what would be 12 weeks 3 days. Missed miscariage, still has not passed yet. When should I consider a D&C?

Fetus died at 6 weeks. Today I'm what would be 12 weeks 3 days. Missed miscariage, still has not passed yet. When should I consider a D&C?

Talk to your GYN MD: This is a difficult subject to answer as some MD's want to wait until the products of conception pass spontaneously, and others prefer immediate evacuation ( D& C) to avoid infection. So call your treating GYN MD and find discuss this topic and make a conjoined decision about how to proceed. ...Read more

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Just had an ultrasound today am supposed to be 9 weeks...last mp was 8/6/15 showing fetus +- 6 weeks in size no heartbeat and hcg levels 35000...help!

Just had an ultrasound today am supposed to be 9 weeks...last mp was 8/6/15 showing fetus +- 6 weeks in size no heartbeat and hcg levels 35000...help!

Sorry: Unfortunately, with bHCG at 35,000 and no FHT, I am sorry to say, the result does not look good. You need to talk with your Obstetrician ASAP. It helps to repeat the bHCG in 2 days to see if it drops or it doubles. Also, repeat the ultrasound. Sometimes, the worse looking situations can yield surprisingly positive results... like the sonographer being wrong. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Gave me 600mg cytotec (misoprostol) for missed abortion found at 11 weeks. Fetus died at 6 weeks. Started spotting today. So I still need to take the pills?

Dr. Gave me 600mg cytotec (misoprostol) for missed abortion found at 11 weeks. Fetus died at 6 weeks. Started spotting today. So I still need to take the pills?

Sounds like it: It does not sound like you have passed the fetus. There will be quite a lot of blood. If all you have seen in spotting then that is not likely enough. Follow your doctors instruction. ...Read more

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I went in for a second ultrasound at 8 weeks and was told the fetus was measuring 6 weeks with a low heart rate of 86. What chance of miscarriage?

I went in for a second ultrasound at 8 weeks and was told the fetus was measuring 6 weeks with a low heart rate of 86. What chance of miscarriage?

A precise number ..: .... or chance of miscarriage can not be estimated from these reports, but you are right to be concerned about a low heart rate and small fetal size. Both of these ultrasound associated findings can be interpreted as risks for impending miscarriage. I understand waiting and hoping is difficult...I do hope this is just a temporary blip and all will be well. Stay in close touch with your provider. ...Read more

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Fetus stopped developing at 6 weeks. I'm now at 12 weeks. What are the chances it will still pass naturally?

Fetus stopped developing at 6 weeks. I'm now at 12 weeks. What are the chances it will still pass naturally?

Slim to none: If it hasn't happened in 6 weeks thus far then it is very unlikely to happen. A D & C to empty the uterus is in the offing if the HCG titers aren't rising and the ultrasound is negative to prevent infection and restart your menstrual cycle. ...Read more