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6 weeks and 3 days pregnant. US showed gestational sac and fetal pole shown, no heart beat. HCG decreased from 17407 to 10943. Is this a problem?

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Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology
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In brief: Yes

I am more concerned with the falling HCG than the lack of Fetal heart at 6 wks.
If the dates are wrong, the fetal heart beat may not be visible. This can be checked by repeating the U/S in two weeks. Falling HCG is abnormal at this stage of pregnancy. I recommend you have it rechecked and the U/S repeated. The image is of a 6 wk preg. See how small the fetus is. It is easy to miss a heart beat

In brief: Yes

I am more concerned with the falling HCG than the lack of Fetal heart at 6 wks.
If the dates are wrong, the fetal heart beat may not be visible. This can be checked by repeating the U/S in two weeks. Falling HCG is abnormal at this stage of pregnancy. I recommend you have it rechecked and the U/S repeated. The image is of a 6 wk preg. See how small the fetus is. It is easy to miss a heart beat
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