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Early pregancy, yolk sac not seen - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I
User :   can you answer early pregnancy related queries
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my wife went for a scan yesterday
User :   and the report came with 6 weeks 1 day pregnanacy
User :   details are
User :   yock sac not seen
User :   fetal pole visible how ever no cardiac activity seen
User :   is this anything to worry
User :   there?
Doctor :   I am here
Doctor :   Some times cardiac activity is not seen upto 8 week. repeat the Ultrasound after 2-4 wks
User :   ok
User :   yock sac not seen ?
User :   but fetal pole is visible
User :   is this can happen
Doctor :   yes
User :   generally what i studied is yolk sac will visible first and then fetal pole
Doctor :   clinically, we do ultra sound for few purposes
Doctor :   1. for accurate dating of the pregnancy
Doctor :   2. To look for any heart beat and other parameters when the mother is under stress
Doctor :   like fever, abdominal pain
Doctor :   The purpose of the Ultrasound in this visit is dating
Doctor :   As heart beat may not be seen upto 8 week, u can repeat the test
User :   we had a miscarriage in previous pregnancy so we went for early test this time
User :   she is feeling ok and no bledding but after seeing the report we are worried
User :   and they asked us to come after 1 week for another evaluation
Doctor :   I am sorry to hear that. I really understand your concerns. The fetus is in uterus now. You and she can relax
Doctor :   All pregnancies are do not end in miscarriage
User :   fetal pole means fetus only
User :   generally at what week heartbeat will be seen
User :   by ultra sound
Doctor :   It just means there is an embryo growing inside
User :   and the question is when will yolk sac not seen and fetal pole visible
Doctor :   plz wait
Doctor :   High resolution scan detects heart beats in 6 week
Doctor :   endovaginal ultrasound detects in 6 wk
User :   yes she went for endovaginal scan only
Doctor :   however abdominal ultrasound , with low resolution may not detect in 6 wks
Doctor :   And one more variable heart beat may not be seen after 8 wk
Doctor :   the range is 6-8 wk
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please make sure u do the Ultrasound after 2 weeks and consult Gynecologist
User :   ok
Doctor :   Regarding the yolk scan and etc , do not go deeper. It is for radiologists for interpretation
User :   OK
Doctor :   Good Luck.
Doctor :   Bye
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