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I am 6 weeks pregnant, and the ultrasound showed 9 mm gestational sac. Is it too small?

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Answered by

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Vinodhini J.

Published At January 12, 2021
Reviewed AtSeptember 13, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Yesterday, I went to my gynecologist for the first time after my pregnancy test came out positive. She did the ultrasound, and she said that the baby is not growing because the sac measures 9 mm and it is too small. Is this correct?

Answered by Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

When was the first day of your last menstruation? I saw the ultrasound, and it seems to be a normal gestation intrauterine sac. Anyway, from the photo, I did not see the embryo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). We have to calculate the exact gestation age. Anyway, I would recommend an ultrasound after two weeks, or you can evaluate the well being of pregnancy with a b-hCG level.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

It was in the first week of the previous month, but the last one was irregular. So I cannot count on menstruation. If it makes a difference the first time, we tried for a baby. She keeps on saying it is a miscarriage. Can it be it is too early? Because it is impossible to have six weeks of pregnancy, as shown in the ultrasound.

Answered by Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

In six weeks, the embryo will be seen on the transvaginal scan. But the follow up will show if the gestation will develop or not.

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

Dr. Lorena Zijaj
Dr. Lorena Zijaj

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