Results Of Fetal Sac Ultrasound Pregnancy Do Not Match The Gestational Age, Is It Dangerous?
Hello, I just checked the contents and ultrasound. The size of the fetus and heart rate are good. My pregnancy is now 7 weeks. The obstetrician said that my fetal sac must be rather small, but it should be 28, but now it is only 22 because it may be due to blood viscosity (history of parents having high blood pressure). The doctor advised me for a blood test to be sure. What I want to ask is this worrying? What is the solution like? Thank you in advance 🙏🏻
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Pregnancy pouch is one of the things that was found in the first pregnancy ultrasound examination. These bags begin to be detected at around 4 weeks' gestation with a size of about 3 mm and grow at a rate of about 1 mm per day until the 9th week of pregnancy.
At 7 weeks gestation, indeed the size of the pregnancy sac is around 27 mm and at 6 weeks, the size should be around 14 mm. So with a size of 22, at the age of 7 weeks, there is actually a possibility that the size is normal because the difference is not up to a week. There could be a slight error in calculating the estimated gestational age so that in fact you haven't reached 7 weeks but 7 weeks less a few days.
Another possibility that is actually quite dangerous is that the small fetal sac is a sign of miscarriage. This is what causes your doctor to ask for a blood viscosity test because it is related to the cause of miscarriage. However, because it is still uncertain, our advice for you now is to obey the advice of your obstetrician and control routine until it is declared normal or there is no indication in a dangerous direction.
Meanwhile, maintain your womb by limiting physical activity, do not have sex, avoid stress and cigarette smoke, consumption of healthy foods such as vegetables and fruit, and consumption of folic acid supplements as recommended. So, hopefully answering your question.