What does absence of yolk sac in an ultrasound during 4 weeks of pregnancy indicate?

Posted on Tue, 9 Jun 2015 in Pregnancy
Question: im pregnant and my LMP was april 15 which puts me at 4 weeks and 6 days. i had my first scan today and all they saw was a gestational sac measuring 10.5mm but no yolk sac. my doctor said this was normal and was too early to see anything but jam still panicking!
Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yolk sac is seen in the fifth week of pregnancy.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Healthcare Magic.
I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today.
Congratulations for the pregnancy.
The ultrasound finding is perfectly normal. There is no need to be worried. Yolk sac is seen in the fifth week of pregnancy. So if you repeat your ultrasound next week you will see it.
I hope this helps. If you have further concerns, I will be happy to answer.

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Follow up: Dr. Ramadevi Wani 6 minutes later
I just uploaded my scan to you. I am crying because I'm worried about a blighted ovum. This is my first pregnancy and all my family have had Normal pregnancies but I am just so worried because I've heard of these things. I'm 30 years old with regular periods.
Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Details below.

Detailed Answer:
Please don't worry.
I saw the ultrasound film. It looks like a healthy sac.

Repeat ultrasound after one week.
If you do not want to wait, you have another option. Do quantitative Beta HCG now and repeat after 48 hours. If you see an increase of about 66% and above then it is a healthy pregnancy.
I hope this helps.
with best wishes,
Dr Rama
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