Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
172 Doctors are Online

Pregnant.Have two yolk sacs but could feel only one heartbeat. Took ultrasound test. What can be the complication?

hi ,my age is 30,weight 58 and already having a 4 yr old baby.I recently gone for ultrasound during 7th week of my pregnancy,radiologist reported uterus containing single gestation sac with two yolk sacs with single fetal node.but impression is that only single fetus is live as single heartbeat is heard.what is the complications,what further checks should i go for.
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  48
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Lab Tests
OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Hello Poonam
Thanks for your query.
The following possibilities exist :
1. Twin pregnancy with one conception being delayed, and the second fetus would gradually be visible in further scan.
2. Twin pregnancy with one pregnancy being failed or missed, and the yolk sac is the remnant, which would gradually disappear.
3. Rare finding of true double yolk sac. Mostly this is a harmless finding, but might be associated with other chromosomal abnormalities.

Further course of action for you :
1. Review ultrasound to determine which of the possibilities is true.
2. Regular scans for knowing the progress of the live fetus.
3. Double marker at 12 weeks and quadruple marker test at 16 - 18 weeks.
4. Anomaly scan at 18 weeks.
5. Regular folic acid supplementation and regular antenatal care.
Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor