Yolk identified little later, will I have normal pregnancy?

On Oct 3 I had a positive pregnancy. I was shocked and excited at the same time! On Oct 7 I went to the ER for spotting and cramping. They did hcg and it came out to 34. They did an ultrasound and there was only a sac no yolk which deemed me very early pregnancy. ER doctor was concerned and told me to come back in two days. On Fri Oct 9 it went up to 43. I was told to come back on Oct 11 and my levels went up to 53. They redid the ultrasound and there was growth and a yolk. Am I going to have a normal pregnancy or there could be risks associated?


Yolk identified little later, will I have normal pregnancy?
Obstetrics & Gynae

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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    The hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (better known as hCG) is produced during pregnancy. It is made by cells formed in the placenta, which nourishes the egg after it has been fertilized and becomes attached to the uterine wall.
    Levels can first be detected by a blood test about 11 days after conception and about 12 – 14 days after conception by aurine test. Typically, the hCG levels will double every 72 hours. The level will reach its peak in the first 8 – 11 weeks of pregnancy.
    Transvaginal ultrasound should be able to show at least a gestational sac once the hCG levels have reached between 1,000 – 2,000mIU/ml. Because levels can differentiate so much and conception dating can be wrong, a diagnosis should not be made by ultrasound findings until the hCG level has reached at least 2,000. So be in touch with your doctor and confirm fetal cardiac activity by usg after one week or 10 days.
    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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