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HomeAnswersObstetrics and GynecologypregnancyIs it possible to be pregnant and not see anything on an ultrasound?

Why is the fetus not visible in the scan in early pregnancy?

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Published At October 24, 2016
Reviewed AtMay 17, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My wife is 8 weeks 2 days pregnant. But, our doctor is unable to see anything on the day of scanning. I am worried. Please help.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Sometimes, the pregnancy will be detected late on ultrasound. If she has no problem and the urine pregnancy test is positive, then repeat the ultrasound after two weeks.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

Here is the today's report. Please have a look.

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

There is no pregnancy in this scan, but endometrium is thick. So, there may be late conception. If the urine pregnancy test is positive, then repeat the ultrasound after two weeks. Often pregnancy is seen after two weeks in the second scan. Otherwise, as suggested in the report you can go for TVS (transvaginal scan) and beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin).

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Purushottam Sah
Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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