Heartbeat Of Fetus

Heartbeats of a fetus can be heard by a vaginal ultrasound as early as 5 to 6 weeks of pregnancy. The baby's heartbeat is between 90 and 110 bpm at 6 to 7 weeks, and by the ninth week, it is between 140 and 170 bpm.

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How to confirm the reason for my abortion?

Query: Hi doctor, I had some hormonal imbalance problem. I had my last periods two months back. I became pregnant and took an hCG test. It was 121 and I took viability scan at 7.6 weeks. The heart rate was 92 bpm, which is less compared to one week. So, doctor suggested me to repeat a scan after two weeks....  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ovarian reserve appears to be good. Recurrent abortion needs evaluation for the following. Parental karyotype abnormality, uterine abnormalities, antiphospholipid syndrome, immunologic dysfunction, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovary...  Read Full »

Why had my doctor suggested Dydrogesterone tablet for a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I did not get my periods last month. The actual due date was 15, but on the 22nd I got spotted. Then, I had a strip test, which came as positive. After four days, I went to my doctor for spotting and pain. My ultrasound report showed less than 5 weeks of pregnancy. There is no fetal sac a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The absence of fetal pole and irregular sac on ultrasound are an indicative of a chemical pregnancy. But, less than 5 weeks gestation is not to be considered as definite time to decide chemical pregnancy. Fetal heart rate and fetal pole have been seen arriving e...  Read Full »

We found our fetus with no heartbeat in the first trimester and worried about the consequences. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is now 8 weeks and 5 days pregnant. She started to bleed three days back and felt little cramps. We had our first early trimester scan and they said that they are unable to detect fetus heartbeat. They arranged for another scan in some 15 days. She is taking Pregnacare Folic acid....  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she is 8 weeks and 5 days gestation as of today and still there has been no heartbeat or a fetal pole, then it is likely to be an anembryonic gestation or a chemical pregnancy with just the gestational sac. If the fetal pole and the heartbeat have not arrived t...  Read Full »

Baby has a heartbeat of 110 bpm.Is there a chance of abortion?Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 5 weeks and 6 days pregnant. The doctor diagnosed that the baby has a heartbeat of 110 bpm and there is a chance of abortion. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the heartbeat is present, though it is 110 bpm which is less, we cannot definitely say that the heartbeat of the fetus would stop. But a close follow up and repeat scan is required after a week to keep a watch on the heartbeat of the fetus. Missed abortion a condit...  Read Full »

Why is the fetal heartbeat sounds not heard in my sister's ultrasound?

Query: Hi doctor, I want you to interpret the results of my sister's pregnancy test and ultrasound. She is six weeks pregnant now. Last time the doctor said he could not hear the baby's heartbeat. Can you help?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through the details presented by you (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The blood test report and the hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) values are fine.The ul...  Read Full »

Even though my wife is three weeks pregnant, she does not have any signs of pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had a severe cough, for which she took antibiotics for a week. She missed her periods the following month, and the home pregnancy test was positive. So, we did a urine pregnancy test in the doctor's office, which was also positive. But, it has been three weeks, still, she is n...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not see any reason for you to be worried about the cough, fever and the antibiotics. Most of the antibiotics and medicines for respiratory infection are safe in pregnancy.Why are you not getting an ultrasound scan done? Why are you stressing yourself waiting for t...  Read Full »

I am unable to see the heartbeat of the fetus on ultrasound during pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 7 weeks pregnant. Today, I had undergone an ultrasound to check whether everything is fine or not. But, the radiologist has not seen any heartbeat. I am also bleeding a little bit from the last two days. Please let me know what is going on with my pregnancy. Is it normal? Should I st...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The situation is not quite what we would want. Nevertheless, you need to repeat the ultrasound after 10 days. Meanwhile, please understand that sometimes the fetus is having chromosomal abnormalities and thus gets miscarriage naturally. If you start bleeding more, please ...  Read Full »

What to do if there is no heartbeat during the 9th week?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is pregnant. She is in the eighth week of pregnancy. We consulted a gynecologist. During the sixth week, she was able to see the heartbeat of the baby. But now, she is unable to see it. On seeing the scan, she told me that there is an abnormal growth of the baby and so she asked us...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your description, your wife seems to have missed miscarriage. The fetus has failed to grow due to stoppage of the heartbeat. It can get aborted on its own or you can take medications to abort it. It takes some time to get aborted on its own or you can c...  Read Full »

Why am I spotting during the initial periods of my pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, Actually, I am 6 weeks pregnant. During my 5th week, I had a light spotting of brownish black color. I was worried as it is my first pregnancy. In the emergency room, they told me to take complete rest. After five days, I visited the ER again and had a scan. The doctor said that he never ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the anxiety you are going through. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your baby was well when the USG was done for the first time. But, unfortunately, the second USG clearly indicates that you had a miscarri...  Read Full »

I am bleeding during pregnancy. Could it be due to sexual intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old woman. I am 5 weeks 2 days pregnant as per USG report. Four days ago, I have had a little bleeding with pain. It was mucus type blood and dark brown colored. I went to a local gynecologist for seeking medical treatment. He advised me to take Duphaston 10 mg tablet twi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Truly speaking, any form of bleeding in pregnant state is risky and needs consultation. An ultrasonography is appropriate here, but you need another scan at 7 weeks or 2 weeks later to know whether you are having any viable fetus or not.  Absence of fetal heartbeat or...  Read Full »

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