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5.3 weeks, 0.8 cm gestational sac, no fetal pole and no yolk sac

By Anonymous June 30, 2016 - 1:55pm
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I have a history of PCO.some months i get periods on 40 day of cycle.after treatment of clomid and IVF i have a baby.My LMP was on 7 May, on 19 and 20 may i spotted which i normaly dont bcz i hv PCO. Next month i missed my period i feel severe back pain.PG test on 13Jun (a week after missed date) was -ive then on 24 it came +ive on 25June ultrasound said pregnancy is 5.3weeks with no fetal pole and yolk sac seen while GA shld b 7 weeks. Doctors asked to come after 2 weeks for another ultrasound.i wanna knw did my zygot implant late thats y fetal pole and yolk sac are not developed yet? Or it could b a misscarriage? My gestational sac is 0.8 cm.i m currently having cyclogyst would it help? In Feb and Mar and Apr i had a UTI and vaginal infection. In may after 19 i had diflucane and vaginal cream as well..would this med hv effected my pregnancy?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us with your questions. As much as I would like to help you, I am not qualified to assess or interpret the findings of your most recent ultrasound.

These are all important questions. I suggest you write them down, and ask your obstetrician during your next visit. Schedule the repeat ultrasound as suggested. Continue to take good care of yourself.

I can offer you general information.

The fetal pole is a thickening on the margin of the yolk sac of a fetus during pregnancy. It is usually identified at 8 weeks with abdominal ultrasound imaging, and 6 weeks with vaginal ultrasound imaging.

The yolk sac is membrane-lined sac that provides nourishment in the early stages of a baby's development in utero. It also acts as a rudimentary circulatory system before the embryo is able to circulate blood internally.

For these first few weeks in your baby-to-be's development, he'll be nourished by the yolk sac. The yolk sac provides all the nutrients the embryo needs and produces blood cells until the placenta fully forms later in the pregnancy. Toward the end of the first trimester, the yolk sac shrinks and can no longer be seen on the ultrasound.

Anonymous, it may have been too early in your pregnancy to see the fetal pole and yolk sac.

Keep in touch,

July 1, 2016 - 5:29am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank u

July 2, 2016 - 1:40am
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