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Could have a misdiagnosed miscarriage if no heartbeat seen at 7 weeks?
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Probably not
If the baby (fetal pole) measures 7 weeks and there is no heartbeat seen, it is a miscarriage.
The times when we aren't sure are if the fetal pole can't be clearly seen or if the dates are less than 6+ weeks. At that point, we might need to repeat the us in a week to be sure. Even if a miscarriage is diagnosed, you can take the time you need before doing anything about it like a d & c.

In brief: Probably not
If the baby (fetal pole) measures 7 weeks and there is no heartbeat seen, it is a miscarriage.
The times when we aren't sure are if the fetal pole can't be clearly seen or if the dates are less than 6+ weeks. At that point, we might need to repeat the us in a week to be sure. Even if a miscarriage is diagnosed, you can take the time you need before doing anything about it like a d & c.
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