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One more thing usg shows 97 beats per minute fetal cardiac activity. Is it with bad prognosis? Please help me out, I am really worried about my baby

One more thing usg shows 97 beats per minute fetal cardiac activity. Is it with bad prognosis? Please help me out, I am really worried about my baby

Try to relax : While you might expect the fetal heart rate to be higher, sometimes early us is not accurate at measuring the fhr. Additionally, there is nothing that you can do to change this. Try to relax and see if the fhr speeds up at your next OB visit. Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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What does it mean if my ultrasound scan report for 8 week growth is normal but no cardiac activity?

Sorry: All living 8 week fetuses should have cardiac activity. An 8-week fetus without cardiac activity has died. If there was any doubt whether there was good visualization of the pregnancy a transvaginal scan should have been done. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ultrasound at 7wks 6day shows very small gest. Sac but fetus w/ a good hb measuring 7wk2d. Sac is cloudy. Was told I will miscarry soon. Is there hope?

Ultrasound at 7wks 6day shows very small gest. Sac but fetus w/ a good hb measuring 7wk2d. Sac is cloudy. Was told I will miscarry soon. Is there hope?

There's always a: Chance. 12 weeks seems to be a 'magic' crucial stage. Miscarriages are more common before 12 weeks and less common after. Ultrasound is not perfect, and sometimes the cloudy sac is a technical issue with the ultrasound. No test and no doctor can predict the future with 100% accuracy. Sometimes the best advice is to prepare for the worse, and hope for the best. ...Read more

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Can a fetus that shows at the ultrasound 8 weeks can actually be 14 weeks and the ultrasound to show more?

Can a fetus that shows at the ultrasound 8 weeks can actually be 14 weeks and the ultrasound to show more?

Don't completely: Understand the question, but a normal 14-week fetus could never be mistaken for an 8-week gestation. ...Read more

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GA is 8 weeks 4days when ultrasound was done. Ultrasound shows GA as 7 weeks 6 days. Fetus is 1.47cm. FHR 158bpm. Is this normal range? I'm 40.

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 8 weeks 4days when ultrasound was done. Ultrasound shows GA as 7 weeks 6 days.  Fetus is 1.47cm. FHR 158bpm. Is this normal range? I'm 40.

Within normal range: At this point in pregnancy, a 4 to 5 day difference between the dating of your pregnancy by your last normal menstrual period and the dating by sonographic findings is usually within acceptable limits and subject to confirmation by another ultrasound 4 to 5 wks later. The 1.47 cm measurement of embryo can be considered" fairly reliable and accurate" if obtained by a skilled, certified sonographer ...Read more

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32 week ultrasound shows fetus' bilateral ventricles are 9.5 mm. Doc wants me back after 2 weeks for another. Can this be a bad problem?

32 week ultrasound shows fetus' bilateral ventricles are 9.5 mm. Doc wants me back after 2 weeks for another. Can this be a bad problem?

Hc monitoring: I assume it is ventriculer index you are talking about
at 32 weeks midline zone is9-10 mm
I am sure your physician has been monitering the ventrical size in your baby
if it is less or more than the 2 standered deviation of your babies prior ventriculer size it needs to be closely monitered ...Read more

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Can ultrasound show that fetus died because of maternal thrombophilia?

Can ultrasound show that fetus died because of maternal thrombophilia?

Sorta: HYDROPS fetalis is pretty obvious. But the blood and pathology reports are definitive.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007308.htm ...Read more

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Is it possible to have or get the fetal pole and cardiac in activity appear in fetus at week 9 as in week 7-8 was missing?

Is it possible to have or get the fetal pole and cardiac in activity appear in fetus at week 9 as in week 7-8 was missing?

Yes: It sounds like you're asking.... At week 7-8 ultrasound the fetal pole and cardiac activity were missing, but now the doctor saw them. If that's your question, then the answer is.... Great! It sounds like you have a viable pregnancy. It also sounds like the dates for the pregnancy are different from you originally thought and doctor should change due date. ...Read more

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Had first ultrasound at 7 weeks 6 days. No cardiac activity and baby measured 6 weeks. Hcg level 46750. Is it possible to have a good outcome?

Had first ultrasound at 7 weeks 6 days. No cardiac activity and baby measured 6 weeks. Hcg level 46750. Is it possible to have a good outcome?

Consult your OB.: Please consult your OB doctor. The HCG level is about right for 6-7 weeks. Us usually shows fetal cardiac activity at this time. ...Read more

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Are the measurements that precise on ultrasounds that it can show the difference between a 12wk fetus and a fetus that is 12wks and 4 days?

Are the measurements that precise on ultrasounds that it can show the difference between a 12wk fetus and a fetus that is 12wks and 4 days?

No.: At 12 weeks, the estimated accuracy of ultrasound measurements (crown-rump length or crl) is +/- 7 days. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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If my fetus shows that she has a long spine and long legs during an ultrasound, will she be tall?

If my fetus shows that she has a long spine and long legs during an ultrasound, will she be tall?

Not necessarily: Maternal and paternal genetics have a greater bearing on eventual fetal height then the ultrasound especially when th growth spurt starts in adolescence. ...Read more

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There is single active intrauterine fetus with Breech presentation. Fetal body movement and cardiac activity are present. What does.it.mean?

There is single active intrauterine fetus with Breech presentation. Fetal body movement and cardiac activity are present.
What does.it.mean?

Breech: This means your baby is in the uterus, butt first, the baby is alive and doing well. The only issue here is, if you are near your due date and the baby is breech (butt first), you will likely need a cesarean section unless you opt for a version, a procedure to flip the baby from butt to head first, then you can deliver vaginally. If you are early on the baby changes position all the time. ...Read more

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Both foetal kidneys show mild dilation of pelvis measuring 4-5 mm showed up in 26 week fetus ultrasound Should i be worried?

Both foetal kidneys show mild dilation of pelvis measuring 4-5 mm showed up in 26 week fetus ultrasound
Should i be worried?

Fetal Kidneys: Would not be worried with mild dilation of fetal kidneys. This is not an uncommon finding, and usually is not significant. However, your doctor may repeat the ultrasound just to be sure. As long as your growth is fine and amniotic fluid is normal, it's not likely anything to be worried about. ...Read more

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5w pregnant, had ultrasound yesterday which showed irregular shaped sac, fetal pole seen but no cardiac activity. Put on cyclogest (progesterone). What are my chances?

5w pregnant, had ultrasound yesterday which showed irregular shaped sac, fetal pole seen but no cardiac activity. Put on cyclogest (progesterone). What are my chances?

Findings: It might be early enough to still see a viable pregnancy. I would ask your doctor to get two quantative hcg levels 48 hours apart. If dropping then this isn't a viable pregnancy. ...Read more

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My wife is three months pregnent. The ultrasound shows weak foetus growth. What is best to be done now?

My wife is three months pregnent. The ultrasound shows weak foetus growth. What is best to be done now?

Relax, see MFM.: If you are correct and your wife is only 3 months along, then poor fetal growth is highly unlikely. Erroneous dates of the pregnancy is a much more likely explanation for the findings. Seek mfm care to get more personalized answers. Your wife should get plenty of rest, eat liberally a balanced diet and take prenatal vitamins in the meantime. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My wife is three months pregnent. The ultrasound shows foetus is week what shud u prescribe is gud to be done for foetus growth?

Not sure: I'm not following your question exactly. I think you are saying that the growth of the fetus at 3 months isn't what is expected. If you've only had one scan, this could be due to the original dates being wrong. If not, watchful waiting is about all you can do. I'd recommend getting a followup scan in a couple weeks to see how growth is progressing. Good luck to you and your wife! ...Read more

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Dr found a fetal pole and cardiac activity. However she did find another irregular sac below it filled with blood. Should i be concerned?

Dr found a fetal pole and cardiac activity. However she did find another irregular sac below it filled with blood. Should i be concerned?

Twin Pregnancy?.: Ultrasound exams routinely done for pregnancy evaluation may find a second sac that is irregular and this may be due to a twin pregnancy that has undergone demise or lack of viability. The first sac if contains a fetus with heart rate and normal in appearance usually goes on to full term delivery. ...Read more

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What can a doctor determine from fetal cardiac activity?

What can a doctor determine from fetal cardiac activity?

How Baby is doing: Fetal Heart rate first noted at ~5weeks. At that time approx same rate as mother. At ~ 9 weeks Fetal rate is ~175 +/-. This remains high throughout pregnancy. This is one of the factors followed to suggest Baby doing OK, along with blood flow to fetus and amount of amniotic fluid. In fetal distress Heart rate may increase or decrease. Decrease is not a good sign and must be addressed. ...Read more

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My ultrasound shows my son has an enlarged kidney known as fetal pelviectasis. Is this lethal?

My ultrasound shows my son has an enlarged kidney known as fetal pelviectasis. Is this lethal?

Doubt it: The advances in fetal monitoring have given rise to new issues that were never evident before. One is the relatively common finding of dilated renal pelvi which will often go away within a few weeks of birth when the system matures more. Persistence or actual enlargement of kidneys over time can mean a blockage in the system. This will be evident on other studies and a US obtained after birth. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ultrasound shows my son has an enlarged kidney known as fetal pelviectasis can my son die?

What do you suggest if my ultrasound shows my son has an enlarged kidney known as fetal pelviectasis can my son die?

Doubt it: The advances in fetal monitoring have given rise to new issues that were never evident before. One is the relatively common finding of dilated renal pelvi which will often go away within a few weeks of birth when the system matures more. Persistence or actual enlargement of kidneys over time can mean a blockage in the system. This will be evident on other studies and a US obtained after birth. ...Read more

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Ovulated on 21/03/14, fetal cardiac activity 107/mt seen on 20/04/14. How many weeks pregnant am i? Chance of misscarriage after cardiac activity seen?

Ovulated on 21/03/14, fetal cardiac activity 107/mt seen on 20/04/14. How many weeks pregnant am i? Chance of misscarriage after cardiac activity seen?

About 7 1/2 weeks: If you definitely ovulated on march 21, then you are about 7 1/2 weeks pregnant. The weeks of pregnancy are counted from your last period, not from the day you conceived. The chance for miscarriage after the fetal heart has been seen is low... Certainly less than 5%. ...Read more

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Ultrasound today show sac and fetal pole 5wks/5days no heartbeat yet but hCG last week went from 42, 000 to 40, 000 saw blood in ultrasound misscarry?

Ultrasound today show sac and fetal pole 5wks/5days no heartbeat yet but hCG last week went from 42, 000 to 40, 000 saw blood in ultrasound misscarry?

Probable: It's hard to say without looking at all the pictures, but if you have an intrauterine pregnancy and the HCG is not increasing, it's not a good sign. If the embryo is over 5 mm and no heart beat, then it is consistent with a demise. ...Read more

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8 week with abdominal ultrasound show only Yolk sac but no fetal pole.

Concerning: If you are truely 8 weeks you most likely should see a fetal pole. I suggest a hcg titer to confirm dating. A common issue here is that you may be not as far along as you think. ...Read more

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Lmp: 6 weeks 5 days. Ultrasound shows 5 weeks 5 days. Bleeding x 4 days. Ultrasound shows heartbeat @ 87, (+) fetal pole. Miscarriage?

Lmp: 6 weeks 5 days. Ultrasound shows 5 weeks 5 days. Bleeding x 4 days. Ultrasound shows heartbeat @ 87, (+) fetal pole. Miscarriage?

Threatened AB: Any bleeding or cramping in your first trimester can be from a threatened miscarriage (or abortion, ab). The bleeding is always a worrisome sign and a fetal heart rate < 100 BPM is also worrisome. Follow your doc's instructions & remember that if you do miscarry, it is rarely from something you did and most are inevitable. Take care & best of luck. ...Read more

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My hCG levels dropped from 2852 to 2662 I'm not bleeding at all. Ultrasound shows gestational sac and yolk but no fetal pole.

My hCG levels dropped from 2852 to 2662 I'm not bleeding at all.  Ultrasound shows gestational sac and yolk but no fetal pole.

Not good: The HCG level should be going up at this time. It approximately doubles every 48 hours. Combined with the ultrasound fi duping, it does not appear to be a viable pregnancy.you need to follow up with your GYN. Sorry! ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more