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What is a fetal pole?

What is a fetal pole?

Early embryo body: Its the embryo body usually seen as a small dot next to a small circle, the yolk sac, during earliest stages of pregnancy. The first structure visible is the yolk sac. The fetal pole is then seen as a small bump on the yolk sack wall. If you think of a chicken's egg, it is the small white thickening next to the yolk that develops into the chicken. The yolk sac dissapears as the embryo grows. ...Read more

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Is it normal not to see a fetal pole yet at 7 weeks?

Is it normal not to see a fetal pole yet at 7 weeks?

Tough question...: I imagine you are aching to know if everything's ok with your pregnancy. While it is generally possible to see the heart beating at about that time, the problem may be dates: if you are three weeks rather than seven, for example, you won't see much on ultrasound. Please talk with your doctor. They may repeat the ultrasound and check blood. Pain or bleeding must be evaluated. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Whats the latest you would expect to see a fetal pole?

Whats the latest you would expect to see a fetal pole?

About 7 weeks: By 7 weeks i would expect to see a fetal pole with fetal heart activity on transvaginal sono. A tiny fetal pole may be resolvable at 6-6.5 weeks but fetal heart activity is often not apparent at that stage. ...Read more

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What can I do if my 6 week scan showed the fetal pole to be 2mm. Is this normal?

More like 5weeks: At 6 weeks the fetal pole would typically be about 5mm. You may be asked to repeat the sono in 1-2 weeks to confirm fetal life. Good luck. ...Read more

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If no fetal pole is seen at 7 weeks, and we are certain the date is accurate, is there still a possibility that it can develop in the coming weeks?

If no fetal pole is seen at 7 weeks, and we are certain the date is accurate, is there still a possibility that it can develop in the coming weeks?

Depends: It depends on how sure you are. You should see a fetal pole by US by seven weeks. Probably best to see your doctor and check serial lab work. May need to repeat the ultrasound depending on the clinicl scenario. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can stethoscope be used to detect fetal pole?

Can stethoscope be used to detect fetal pole?

No: A regular stethoscope can pick up the fetal heart beat but that is about it. When i was a young medical student with better hearing i was able to pick up my first child's heartbeat during the early second trimester. He'll be 41 later this year! ...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