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Anembryonic Gestation

Anembryonic gestation occurs when the gestational sac develops without an embryo. It is usually noticed in the first week of pregnancy by taking an ultrasound. The symptoms are minor stomach cramps and minor bleeding. It is one of the causes of miscarriage during pregnancy. It requires management by medications or procedure, or miscarriage can occur naturally.

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I am bleeding heavily after testing positive. why?

Query: Hi doctor, I did a pregnancy test last week, and it was positive. The next day at work I notice pinkish spots when I wipe. The next morning I started heavy bleeding with small clots, but I had no pain. The bleeding only lasted for three days. I need help. I am not sure if I am still pregnant or if I...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear about that and it sounds like a miscarriage. That day when urine was tested, mostly the second line was not as dark as the first. It means the hormone level was not high enough. Once you have heavy bleeding, it means the inner lining of the uterus has gone...  Read Full »

Can I still be pregnant if my hCG levels dropped?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a positive pregnancy test, and my hCG was 130. Then, I bled with small clots and had cramps for about an hour. When I went for blood work again, the hCG level came down to 9. They said I am either miscarrying or has lost it. I was about 3 to 4 weeks pregnant. The bleeding was not he...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me put forth a few facts. Beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone produced by the fetal cells. The level of hCG doubles every 48 hours. So, if the level was 130 mIU/mL, after 48 hours, it should be more than 260 mIU/mL. If the level falls, then it just ...  Read Full »

s there a chance for my baby to survive, despite an abnormally shaped gestational sac and no heartbeat?

Query: Hello doctor,I am six to seven weeks pregnant and my obstetrician informed me that the gestational sac was abnormally shaped and there was no heartbeat in the baby. They advised an ultrasound, and added that it might be a miscarriage. I was also advised that I could get a D and C procedure done or l...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to, I can understand your concern. Usually during six to seven weeks of pregnancy, the gestational sac is regular or smooth and the baby can be seen with a heartbeat. The most common condition showing signs of no heartbeat in the fetus is blighted ovum or also called an...  Read Full »

What is the chance of nonviable pregnancy with positive HCG?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old female with no known health conditions. I recently became pregnant (spontaneous conception). I approximate that I conceived on 19th of 6th month of the year. I had a transvaginal ultrasound done on the 23rd that only revealed an empty gestational sac measuring six we...  Read Full »

Dr. Ridhi Narang

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would advise you to repeat your scan after one week as your beta hCG has progressively increased. If you still have just the sac and no pain or bleeding, you can go for medical management to terminate. Then it will be a missed abortion. TVS (transvaginal scan) has g...  Read Full »

What does no cardiac activity on an early ultrasound mean?

Query: Hi doctor, My menstruation was missed. I checked at home using a pregnancy strip and saw a positive result. After that, I met a gynecologist. She took sonography and prescribed medicines to review again after 15 days. She did not find cardiac activity in the fetus. Today I met her, but she said no g...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Considering that your last menstrual period date, that makes you ten weeks and one day pregnant as of date today. But having gone through the latest ultrasound for a dating scan (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) dated it s...  Read Full »

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