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Doctor insights on: What Does An Abnormally Shaped Gestational Sac Mean

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My doctor said my gestational sac was abnormally shaped. What does that mean? And should I be worried

My doctor said my gestational sac was abnormally shaped. What does that mean? And should I be worried

Followup is needed: Gestational sacs can vary somewhat in shape. However, if an experienced ultrasonographer thinks a sac is irregular, then a followup study is usually scheduled. At that time both the sac and fetus can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Does an irregular shaped gestational sac mean miscarriage if baby is measuring 6w5d and heart beat 126? I am 6w6d.

Does an irregular shaped gestational sac mean miscarriage if baby is measuring 6w5d and heart beat 126? I am 6w6d.

Not necessarily: Having a fetal heart beat and measurements consistent with dates are reassuring. Most ob/gyn would simply follow one with serial ultrasounds until they are reassured that the baby continues to grow normally. ...Read more

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Is a 15mm irregular shaped empty gestational sac at 4 weeks bad? Can the sac become normal with time? Is something wrong?

Is a 15mm irregular shaped empty gestational sac at 4 weeks bad? Can the sac become normal with time? Is something wrong?

Gestational sac: If the gestational sac does not show a fetal pole at 4 weeks and certainly a heartbeat by 4-6 weeks it is not likely a viable pregnancy, I'm sorry. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have an irregular small gestational sac at five weeks five days n my hCG is 3009?

What does it mean if you have an irregular small gestational sac at five weeks five days n my hCG is 3009?

Gestational sac: You may not have a viable pregnancy and this needs to be discussed with your GYN. Meaning you may not carry this fetus to delivery. ...Read more

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Transvag ultrasound @ 6wk3d shows good heartbeat but gestational sac measures smaller (1.6cm) and is cloudy. What could this mean?

Transvag ultrasound @ 6wk3d shows good heartbeat but gestational sac measures smaller (1.6cm) and is cloudy. What could this mean?

Heartbeat: Seeing the heartbeat greatly proves the odds that pregnancy will not miscarry. I haven't heard of someone saying the sac was 'cloudy' before. Sac size --inform differs from your LMP -- is okay. Just means you ovulated at different time. I would ask for another ultrasound in 2-3 weeks if you're worried, but also know that good heartbeat means a lot. ...Read more

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Irregular shaped gestational sac and heartbeat found at 7 weeks. Doc fears miscarriage is coming. Chances of sac fixing itself?

Irregular shaped gestational sac and heartbeat found at 7 weeks. Doc fears miscarriage is coming. Chances of sac fixing itself?

Keep Followup: Repeating a ultrasound can help give you more information. Each pregnancy is different and outcomes are hard to determine at this stage. Make sure that you keep your followup appointment with your doctor. Please contact them right away if you have fever, abdominal pain, or bleeding. Take care of yourself and good luck. ...Read more

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Lmp-8/17/2012. Last ovulation 09/20/12. Md said I was about 8 wks, however they could not see a gestational sac on u/s. What could this mean?

Lmp-8/17/2012. Last ovulation 09/20/12. Md said I was about 8 wks, however they could not see a gestational sac on u/s. What could this mean?

Conflicting: If you conceived from your LMP in august you should be around 8 weeks - but you can guaranteed see a gestational sac in a normal pregnancy at 8 weeks. Otoh if your last ovulation (how do you know 9/20 if your last period was 8/17?) was 9/20, it might still be early to see a sac. Then of course you are not at 8 weeks. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child brought home an ultrasound with 2 gestational sac diameter measurements does that mean it's twins?

What do you suggest if my child brought home an ultrasound with 2 gestational sac diameter measurements does that mean it's twins?

Not necessarily.: The gestational sac should be measured in three different planes to determine mean sac diameter, so there may be multiple pictures of the same gestational sac with different measurements. ...Read more

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When I was 5 weeks 4 days pregnant as per lmp, my ultrasound showed a gestational sac of 3 weeks age with 6mm in diameter. Is that mean no growth?

When I was 5 weeks 4 days pregnant as per lmp, my ultrasound showed a gestational sac of 3 weeks age with 6mm in diameter. Is that mean no growth?

It might: But more often it means irregular or late ovulation. You will have to be patient until things grow enough to determine: good luck meanwhile. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the baby and placenta are sitting low and have a misshapen gestational sac and has a heart beat at 104 and measures 6 1/2 week?

What does it mean when the baby and placenta are sitting low and have a misshapen gestational sac and has a heart beat at 104 and measures 6 1/2 week?

Doomed pregnancy?: Ideally, in a viable pregnancy the gestational sac is spherical and is located in the fundus, the upper part of the uterus, and the fetus' heart rate is above 100 bpm. In your case two out of these three criteria are not met, raising concern that the pregnancy may end in a miscarriage. At the end of the day what is important, though, is the absence of bleeding and cramping. ...Read more

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What does it mean of early intrauterine pregnancy 5 weks by gestational sac, yolk sac is. 3m no baby yet, normal? Is my baby show soon?

What does it mean of early intrauterine pregnancy 5 weks by gestational sac, yolk sac is. 3m no baby yet, normal? Is my baby show soon?

Fetal pole: 5 weeks is very early to see a fetal pole. Typically at 6 weeks you can see a fetal pole and at 6.5 - 7 weeks you can see a heartbeat by ultrasound. ...Read more

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Does a teardrop shaped gestational sac at 6weeks of pregnancy suggest something bad? A yolk sac and a heartbeat could be seen. Thank you!

Does a teardrop shaped gestational sac at 6weeks of pregnancy suggest something bad? A yolk sac and a heartbeat could be seen. Thank you!

None at all: No, at 6 weeks the shape of the GS is highly non-specific. If the rest of the scan is normal (sounds like it is) things seem okay for now. Good wishes. ...Read more

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The doctor is saying that my gestational sac is measuring too small and the baby is too big for it I am 8 w 2 d does that mean miscarriage?

Heart beat?: The most important thing to find out was if there was a fetus with a heartbeat visualized on the sonogram located inside of the uterus. If so then this is good news. The size of the gestational sac is not likely to be a contributory data point if the rest is true. You can ask your doctor to explain what was meant by a small gestational sac ...Read more

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My LMP is oct 27. Have an ultrasound yesterday but no gestational sac seen. Endometrium is thickened. What does it mean? Could I be pregnant or not?

My LMP is oct 27. Have an ultrasound yesterday but no gestational sac seen. Endometrium is thickened. What does it mean? Could I be pregnant or not?

Pregnancy test: A pregnancy test is the best way to tell. It's possible to be early pregnant and not have anything visible on ultrasound. A pregnancy test will turn positive between 7 and 14 days after conception depending on how it's done. ...Read more

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Had tvs earlier due to 8 days bleeding and saw empty gestational sac. I'm 7w6d but gs age is only 6w5d. Sonographer said to repeat tvs after 1 week to rule in or out blighted ovum. What does that mean?

Had tvs earlier due to 8 days bleeding and saw empty gestational sac. I'm 7w6d but gs age is only 6w5d. Sonographer said to repeat tvs after 1 week to rule in or out blighted ovum. What does that mean?

What will be will be: Let nature do what it does, and not worry until after next week's scan. That is because only a portion of conceptions become successful pregnancies. Nature weeds out genetic mutations and other abnormal embryos, in trying to preserve the human species. It has worked fairly well thus far, bringing us here from even before our caveman days. Be hopeful, but don't worry. Blighted is failed conception. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have high hCG level, 19106, and u/s showed gestational sac but no yolk sac or embryo?

What does it mean if I have high hCG level, 19106, and u/s showed gestational sac but no yolk sac or embryo?

Miscarriage: It means there is no embryo or fetus developing and will eventually become an apparent miscarriage. ...Read more

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Ultrasound 4w2d irregular shaped gestational sac 7 mm by 3mm bean shaped skinny in the middle larger on one side 2 white dots inside hcg level 3127?

Very early pregnancy: Would need additional information to answer your question completely but your pregnancy is very early and difficult to see. Please consider another ultrasound in about four weeks ...Read more

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Beta HCG 3700, doubling normally, w5d5 pregnant by LMP, and no gestational SAC seen on Vaginal US. This means Ectopic?

Beta HCG 3700, doubling normally, w5d5 pregnant by LMP, and no gestational SAC seen on Vaginal US. This means Ectopic?

Maybe: It might be an ectopic, intra uterine or molar pregnancy. If no gestational sac is seen by the 8th week of pregnancy by ultrasound and the hCG is still rising then a search for the pregnancy site is definitely warranted. ...Read more

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I had a tvc, 11 weeks pregnant. What does "no mural mass calcifications seen. No evident gestational sac of 4-6 weeks aog demonstrated" mean?

I had a tvc, 11 weeks pregnant. What does "no mural mass calcifications seen. No evident gestational sac of 4-6 weeks aog demonstrated" mean?

Unclear: I would definitly contact your obgyn who ordered the test and ask for an explanation of your results. It sounds like they are saying there is no evidence of pregnancy on the sonogram. ...Read more

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6w3d preg from LMP, report says gestational sac present, yolk sac absent, maybe psuedo sac? What does this mean? Scan 2mo for ectopic pregnancy.

6w3d preg from LMP, report says gestational sac present, yolk sac absent, maybe psuedo sac? What does this mean? Scan 2mo for ectopic pregnancy.

Not sure: It means it is not a normal pregnancy. It sounds like they are not sure if it is a type of miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy. you will need close follow up to make sure. Any severe pain would go to the ER just in case ...Read more

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Lmp 10 weeks ago after a mmc in march 2015. Positive hpt on 4 th June. US yesterday with gestational sac 16mm x 10mm x 10mm. Yolk sac seen but no fetal pole. What does this mean?

Lmp 10 weeks ago after a mmc in march 2015. Positive hpt on 4 th June. US yesterday with gestational sac 16mm x 10mm x 10mm. Yolk sac seen but no fetal pole. What does this mean?

Possible miscarriage: Based on your LMP 10 weeks ago, we should see fetal pole and cardiac activity today if it is a normal pregnancy. Without seeing a fetal pole, it means it is most likely not a normal pregnancy or a miscarriage. I suggest you to see a OB/GYN doctor for evaluation. I am sorry. ...Read more

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6 weeks 2 days pregnant according to lmp, painless spotting and ultrasound showed only gestational sac, Monday hCG of 7000, what could all this mean?

6 weeks 2 days pregnant according to lmp, painless spotting and ultrasound showed only gestational sac, Monday hCG of 7000, what could all this mean?

Maybe a miscarriage: The pregnancy nay not be viable (missed abortion). However, you cannot tell for sure without a repeat ultrasould. Your doctor should repeat your ultrasound in 1 week.

NB: If your blood type is negative (RH NEGATIVE), you should have an injection call RHOGAM. ...Read more

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Tvs result normal sized retroverted uterus with thick endometrium and a gestational sac like structure as described. I want to know this means thanks

Tvs result normal sized retroverted uterus with thick endometrium and a gestational sac like structure as described. I want to know this means thanks

Very specific: Very specific question regarding the appearance of ultrasound must be evaluated in person by a doctor who know the clinical scenario and who can view the images. Otherwise we would simply be guessing. ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound today. My gestational sac measures 16mm. She said there was a yolk sac but no fetal pole yet. Does this mean miscarriage?

I had an ultrasound today. My gestational sac measures 16mm. She said there was a yolk sac but no fetal pole yet. Does this mean miscarriage?

No: If there has been no bleeding it may be to early to show the fetal pole and an ultrasound in a couple weeks should show more good luck ...Read more