I am from Pakistan and recieved positive test beta hcg test result on 14-Jan-2012. On 16-Jan-2012 I visited my gynecologist and she confirmed pregnancy. On 31-Jan-2012 i revisited dr. to discuss urine test result (that show WBC account 25-30 and dr advised for ultrasound of kidney. she prescribed antibiotic Amoxil for 5 days to control any infection). Unfortunately Dr. did not notice fetal heart beat in abdominal ultrasound (that should be in her opnion), therefore she asked me to wait for 1 more week and repeat ultrasound on 7-Feb-2012. Please note, previously my pregnancy ended on premature rapture of membrane on 3-July-2012 after complete bed rest of 7 months (vaginal bleeding in first 4 months) but gave birth live baby boy who did not make through and died after 11 days of his birth. Now this sudden news is very devasting for me. Please will you guide me on it, with respect of my LMP 5-Dec-2011, is it necessary to have heartbeat detected on 31-Jan-2012 in scan?
On 31st Jan you would have completed 8 weeks by which time fetal heart sound can be heard. However, in some cases it is heard at 9 completed weeks. Hence your doctor has called you after a week. It is very difficult to predict whether the new life will survive or not.
However, you can go for blood HC estimation 48 hours apart to see if the levels are doubling. If they are then it is a good but not sure indication that the pregnancy will carry forward. Please consult your gynecologist regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!
"Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals.
For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our
medical experts page.
You may also visit our First Trimester of Pregnancy , for moderated patient to patient support and information.
The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician.
Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.