My wife is 22 months pregnant, and when she went for ultrasound she was told the baby has an irregular heartbeat, (after every 5th beat, the next fades a little) we are worried to death even though were told it is regular in its irregularity-we were also told not to be too worried there was no course for concern. Is our baby in trouble? My wife does not use drugs or anything, she was sent for tests and we are still waiting for the results. We are so worried, it is our first child.
I hope that you mean 22 weeks pregnant--I'd be MUCH more worried if your wife was 22 months pregnant!!!
Isolated early beats in the second trimester is very common and normal. They typically disappear during the third trimester or even after birth. As long as there is not a sustained abnormally fast heart rhythm (tachyarrhythmia), these should not be a problem. Of course, without seeing an ultrasound of the baby's heart, I cannot say for sure; if the baby has a structurally normal heart, that would also likely mean that these are benign. However, if there is a structural abnormality of the heart, then further evaluation may be indicated.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
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. MedHelp 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.