The Fetus Is Not Visible At 10 Weeks Gestation?
Afternoon, I zyhan ,, I want to ask .. Yesterday I had an ultrasound and the results of the ultrasound were only visible pouches, while the fetus was not visible yet, what I wanted to ask, is it reasonable in gestational age that the fetus has not been seen ? Thank you
Good evening Zyhan, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Generally indeed, at the age of 10 weeks, the baby's organs have begun to appear, and not just the sac. Ultrasound of pregnancy which only shows the fetal sac, normally only occurs at a maximum of 8 weeks, and most often only until weeks 5-6.
Conditions where no baby's form can be seen can occur if there is an error in calculating the date of the last menstruation, so that those who are thought to be pregnant are actually not pregnant. Then it could also be due to a pregnancy that occurs outside the uterus, a developmental disorder, or an empty pregnancy condition, where the fetus does not grow at all and indeed only the sac.
Our advice, the best step is to discuss with your obstetrician, what is the biggest possibility for now. Your doctor may ask you to do a re-examination next week, and if there are no visible signs of growth, the worst possibility is a diagnosis that your fetus is not growing and the sac of pregnancy must be removed.
Meanwhile there is no need to worry too much, and still live a healthy lifestyle by increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables, getting enough rest, avoiding cigarette smoke and pollution, limiting activities and managing stress well. So, hopefully answering your question.