Hi I went to the doctors today and I'm 9wks


Q: Hi I went to the doctors today and I'm 9wks and there is a sac present but no fetal pole, they took blood to see if my beta hcg levels went up. So let's say it did go up which will be a good thing when will the fetal pole be present? Will I miscarry? I'm just scared


A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.

A sac with no fetal pole at 9 weeks indicate a blighted ovum, which is a form of miscarriage. The other way to look about in this case, is a beta hCG will tell us how many weeks of pregnancy it corresponds to, in case it shows less than 6 weeks , there is a point in waiting for fetal pole to come provided a repeat beta hCG does not show a falling trend, if it does then, it is a miscarriage due to no development of fetal pole. There is always a next time, do not worry in such situations.

Hope this helped.

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