I’m a 21 y/o female and I recently had a transvaginal ultrasound done and was told that I am 5 weeks and 2 days. Since I am so early the only thing that I would be able to see is the Gestational Sac. It says “GS” where the sac is supposed to be but it’s difficult to make out and I don’t see any fetal pole and they told me it was too early to have a fetal pole. Is this normal at 5 weeks? I had a miscarriage in July 2016. They told me it was a blighted ovum.
it is normal to be unable to have a fetal pole at 5 weeks. Average time is 6-7 weeks. I guess,by next week to 10 days the fetal pole should be visible. Do not get apprehensive. Everything will be fine. Repeat the scan after 10 days.
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Yes it is normal to not having a fetal pole before 5th and half to 6th and half weeks of gestation…
No need to worry another ultrasound scan should be done in 3-7 days. Due to the fact that pregnancy dating can be wrong, it would be much too early at this point to make a clear diagnosis on the outcome of the pregnancy.
IDEALLY YOU SHOULD HAVE A FETAL POLE BY NOW,BUT DEPENDS. SOME PREGNANCIES MAY SHOW FETAL POLE AT 6 +/- 1 WEEK. MAY BE AFTER A FEW DAYS THE FETAL POLE WILL APPEAR. ONLY IN RARE CASES,YOU MAY NOT SEE FETAL POLE EVEN AFTER 7 WEEKS.
SO I SUGGEST YOU SHOULD WAIT FOR ANOTHER 2 WEEKS AND GET THE SCAN REPEATED.
Yes its absolutely expected not to have a fetal pole at 5 weeks. The gestational sac is just in the stage of formation. Within a week or two as the stage of development progresses the fetal pole will appear.
To confirm this get a scan done after next 10 days