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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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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

Can anyone give a third opinion on my wife's condition?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife, who is 23 years old, has autoantibodies SSA strong positive 3+, SSB borderline positive and RO52 strong positive 3+. She lost her first pregnancy last year, because CHB was found on fetus by TIFFA at 19 weeks with fetal hydrops bradycardia. Now, she is 8 weeks pregnant. Our obst...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These medications are given to your wife for fetal well being and these medications are definitely going to help. Since there is a subchorionic hemorrhage, you have been advised to stop Enoxaparin. She may go a little easy with this medicine and restart it as per advised....  Read Full »

Based on the scan report, is my baby fine?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 days pregnant. I am 29 years old. My weight is 5'8" and weight is 78 kg. I was on Clomid 50 mg and conceived in the first cycle. I am taking MCBM 69, Nutragest 200, Thyronorm 25 as my thyroid is on the border and Ecosprin. I am also taking Infertigin 5000 injections every week....  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are 5 weeks 1 day pregnant and usually the heartbeat is seen only after 6 weeks. So, there is nothing to worry. You need not keep your fingers crossed as well. Definitely, the heart...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi Dr. My wife is pregnant in her 1st trimester.. Roughly she is in her 8th week of pregnancy.. Lately we went to a gynecologist for Consultancy. During her 6th week we able to see heartbeat but now on 8th week(as per our calculation) but the Dr said its her 9th week and can't see the heartbeat. He...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Based on the description you mentioned , it appears your wife has missed miscarriage. I am really sorry to say that in such case, the fetus fails to grow, as the fetal heartbeat has stopped. Even if you do not take Medications to abort it , it will eventually be removed by the body (as in it...  Read Full »

Is brown discharge during pregnancy a reason to panic about miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old female, who is 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I take Gestofit 300 once daily and Fertigyn 5000 twice a week. I am on complete bed rest. I get a slight amount of brown discharge occasionally. Should I panic about miscarriage? I am afraid because I had two miscarriages, one...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At 6 weeks 4 days, you can have a scan, if it is still not done, to confirm the fetal heartbeat, as the baby's heartbeat only can confirm the health of the baby and to see the decidual reaction. Brown discharge only means that it is old blood and implantation bleedin...  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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

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 even by ...  Read Full »

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

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

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 »

Fetal ultrasound failed to detect heartbeat. Has the child been aborted?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife's last period date was two months ago. After one month, we came to know through blood tests that she is pregnant. She had her first ultrasound 10 days ago and the baby is fine at five weeks and five days with a heartbeat of 114. But for the last three to four days, she saw som...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If a repeat ultrasound shows no heartbeat then she has experienced a missed abortion. This means that after the arrival of the heartbeat, the heart has stopped and the fetus is no more alive and not growing. The bleeding is nature's way of aborting the non-developi...  Read Full »

The doctor cannot find the baby's heartbeat. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 49 days pregnant. Today we met our doctor. He said that the fetal size is 0.63 cm, but still, there is no heartbeat felt. The doctor asked us to wait for one more week. Is it normal? Please clarify my doubt. My wife is worried about this. This is our second baby.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Your doctor has given you the right advice. You are calculating the gestational age as per her last periods. But, let me tell you that, you can never predict when her ovulation was. There are two possibilities: Either the baby is still small and yet ...  Read Full »

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