Is it normal to have no fetal pole at 5 weeks and 4 days, only gestational sac & yolk, hCG 8000 and have tripled in the last few days.

Normal. It is normal not to see the fetal pole that early. Continue to follow-up with your doctor and good luck!
Maybe. It all depends on dates. Ultrasound speaking, we can expect to see fetal pole at that time. If the dates are off by a week for example, then we may not see fetal pole. Contact your obstetrician and follow up closely.
Fetal development. Congratulations on your pregnancy! your question is a hard one. Since you know what's in your belly, i can assume your gestational age is by ultrasound. Everything seems to be appropriate for 5 weeks plus or minus a few days. Don't smoke or drink, and do eat a healthy diet. Here is a website you can visit if you get impatient.

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I had an ultersound done 1/22/2014 there was a gestational sac and yolk sac but no fetal pole. I"m 8 weeks 2 days. Do I need to have a D&C?

Maybe. By 8 weeks 2 days you expect to see a heart beat on ultrasound. It is possible that you are not as far along as you think or that this is a blighted ovum/missed miscarriage. To be sure you can check quantitaive HCG's and look for the appropriate doubling or do a repeat ultrasound in 1 week. Remember that this sort of thing is not because of something you did or didn't do. Hope this helps. Read more...