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What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen at 6 weeks?

What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen at 6 weeks?

10%: Miscarriage is common. Most miscarriages occur in the first trimester. Seeing a heartbeat at 6 weeks is a good sign! congratulations. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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What is my chance for miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen at 6 weeks. Everything else measured fine as well. So worried, 1st baby!?

What is my chance for miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen at 6 weeks.  Everything else measured fine as well.  So worried, 1st baby!?

Depends on symptoms: In general if you are not bleeding or having significant cramps its very likely you are going to have a normal pregnancy. However, there are no guarantees. Having said that, i would relax and enjoy being pregnant. Take your prenatal vitamins and start regular OB care. ...Read more

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What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen on a 6 week ultrasound?

What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen on a 6 week ultrasound?

10-20%.: After your physician can identify limb buds and movements of the embryo your risk will decrease to less than 10%. It will be decreased even further (<1-5%) if your embryo grows well at the end of the first trimester (14 weeks). Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...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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Could have a misdiagnosed miscarriage if no heartbeat seen at 7 weeks?

Could have a misdiagnosed miscarriage if no heartbeat seen at 7 weeks?

Probably not: If the baby (fetal pole) measures 7 weeks and there is no heartbeat seen, it is a miscarriage. The times when we aren't sure are if the fetal pole can't be clearly seen or if the dates are less than 6+ weeks. At that point, we might need to repeat the us in a week to be sure. Even if a miscarriage is diagnosed, you can take the time you need before doing anything about it like a d & c. ...Read more

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Vaginal ultrasound did not detect heartbeat at 6 weeks 4 days. Seen the sac and embryo. Risk of miscarriage?

50/50: At this point i would say your chances are about 50/50. A vaginal sonogram at 6 weeks and 4 days can usually see a heartbeat; but if your dates are off a little, it could be too early. As long as you aren't having a lot of pain or heavy bleeding, waiting a week and rechecking the sonogram is probably best. ...Read more

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How common is a missed miscarriage in the first trimester? I am 8 weeks but have not seen my doc yet, so no confirmed heartbeat.

How common is a missed miscarriage in the first trimester?  I am 8 weeks but have not seen my doc yet, so no confirmed heartbeat.

Common: Only about 80% of pregnancies advance to the second trimester and beyond. A first trimester loss is common; however, an ultrasound will confirm how far along into the pregnancy you really are. ...Read more

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When is a miscarriage diagnosed if no fetal heartbeat is seen? I went 8wks after missed period and no HB was detected, can this be normal?

When is a miscarriage diagnosed if no fetal heartbeat is seen? I went 8wks after missed period and no HB was detected, can this be normal?

Possible: If you ovulated late it is possible. If you can measure a crown rump lenght and still can't see a heart beat it is very likely that this is a blighted ovum or missed abortion (the name for all pregnancy early loss not just induced ones).Good luck ...Read more

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11 wks prgnt. Bleeding for 48hrs. Wnt to ER. Fibroids seen. Saw heartbeat baby movement. Told thrntened miscarriage. Now continued spotting. ?

11 wks prgnt. Bleeding for 48hrs. Wnt to ER. Fibroids seen. Saw heartbeat baby movement. Told thrntened  miscarriage. Now continued spotting. ?

Threatened Sab: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It's important that you're under the care of an obstetrician so you know what to expect and have a plan in place. Your post doesn't have a question in it so if you have a question, post one. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more