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Pregnant, light bleeding after sex. No heart beat found in ultrasound. Any other tests required?

Hi, I am supposed to be 11 weeks pregnant. I went in on the 22 because i had some light bleeding the night before after sex. My doctor did an exam and said everything was fine. I asked him to do an ultrasound and he didnt find a heartbeat . and he also did a vaginal, no heartbeat. He also said something like it was measuring at 8 weeks. He did bloodwork, but he thinks the baby is dead. I go back tomorrow for more bloodwork and he is going to compare the levels. Should i ask for another ultrasound?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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If a heart beat is not found at 8 weeks of pregnancy, then it is a missed abortion. This can be correlated with measurement of serum beta-hCG where no rise in titres is noticed. You can have another conclusive trans-vaginal sonogram with good resolution after a couple of days before you decide on the fate of pregnancy. Meanwhile abstain from further intercourse and take bed rest. Please follow your doctor's instructions. Wish you good health.
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