So I went to the doctor yesterday for a sonogram due to some really bad lower back pain. The doctor wanted to rule out eptopic and the sac was in the uterus. However, all they could see was a sac. The doctor and sonogram technician were not the least bit concerned. They said that a heartbeat could not be seen until at least 5 weeks, 6 days but usually 6 weeks. I am only worried because I thought I remembered seeing my daughter's heartbeat at 5 weeks. I am trying not to be concerned since the doctor was not. I have another appt. for February 2 (two weeks). He said he is sure we will see a heartbeat then. Anyone else not see a heartbeat and then see one?
It is very common to not see a heartbeat so early. A lot of women come on these forums with the same worries and then learn all is well. I am sure you will see one at the next appointment. Congrats on the pregnancy and keep us updated on your next appointment.
I agree with the above. It is not typical to see a heartbeat at 5 weeks. I had u/s at 5 weeks (only gest sac), 6 weeks (gest sac, yolk sac and maybe the very beginning of the fetal pole), and 7w4d (saw heartbeat). Try not to worry. Sometimes the heartbeat isn't visible on an u/s until around 8 weeks, but that doesn't mean there is something wrong with the baby.
This is providing me some comfort. I went in for a vaginal u/s on Jan 11th and they saw the gest sac but no yolk sac or fetal pole but said I was only measuring about 4 weeks along (I had been having pain on my left said that is the reason for such an early ultrasound). The scheduled another ultra sound for me today vaginal again...I measued appx. 5 weeks....but still nothing in the gest sac...I mean it looks like a perfect black circle in my uterus. Thanks everyone..keep the post coming!
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.