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Hi, i'm suppose 6 weeks & 3 days pregnant went to my gyn and he said he can't hear heartbeat .Is that normal or am i loosing ?

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Dr. George Kingsley III
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: It's too early!

Fetal heart tones with a hand-held dopler can not reliably be heard before 12 weeks.
On a trans-vaginal u/s it is difficult to detect fetal heart beat before 6-8 weeks. If you're having bleeding or have a history of miscarriage, request an ultrasound. If not, don't worry and see if things aren't better at your next visit.

In brief: It's too early!

Fetal heart tones with a hand-held dopler can not reliably be heard before 12 weeks.
On a trans-vaginal u/s it is difficult to detect fetal heart beat before 6-8 weeks. If you're having bleeding or have a history of miscarriage, request an ultrasound. If not, don't worry and see if things aren't better at your next visit.
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