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

Patient: 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

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query.A sac with no fetal pole at 9 weeks indicate a blighted ovum, which is a form of miscar riage. 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.Regards

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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