When does the gestational sac appear in the uterus?

 When does the gestational sac appear in the uterus?

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Pregnancy occurs when an egg is fertilized by a sperm, then this fertilized egg grows and develops inside the uterus to form a fetus, and it is worth noting that the pregnancy period takes approximately 264 days from the beginning of fertilization of the egg, 

which is equivalent to about 38 months, but doctors calculate the pregnancy From the first day of the last menstrual cycle, 

so the pregnancy is 280 days or 40 weeks, and it should be noted that some symptoms appear on the woman that indicates pregnancy, 

including breast swelling, feeling sick, vomiting, absence of the menstrual cycle, 

and weight gain, Darkening of the color of the nipples, the appearance of secretions from the breast, and urination more frequently than usual,

and the movement of the fetus is felt by the expectant mother after approximately 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The time of the appearance of the gestational sac in the uterus

It should be noted that transvaginal ultrasound is more accurate than abdominal ultrasound in the early stages of pregnancy, 

and usually, the appearance of the gestational sac is the first The signs of pregnancy that appear on the ultrasound device, 

which can appear after the first 3 weeks of pregnancy, and the average diameter of the gestational sac at this time is estimated at about 2-3 mm, 

and after approximately five and a half weeks of pregnancy, The yolk sac appears inside the gestational sac, 

and it should be noted that the gestational sac appears on a transabdominal ultrasound when the levels of the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone, known as the pregnancy hormone, rise and reach approximately 1500 -2000 international units/liter, 

and here we point out that the hCG hormone is found in the blood from the beginning of the implantation of the fertilized egg or fetus in the wall of the uterus, 

and This hormone can be detected through pregnancy tests and analyzes, and some pregnancy tests may reveal this hormone in an early period, 

only about 7 days after ovulation.

empty gestational sac

The case of an empty gestational sac (in English: anembryonic gestation), or what is known as an embryonic pregnancy, occurs when the fetus stops growing in the early stages of pregnancy, 

and it is absorbed and disposed of so that the gestational sac remains empty, even before the woman knows that she is pregnant, 

and usually, the reason is The exact reason behind this is unknown, but it may be due to the presence of disorders in the chromosomes of the fertilized egg, 

It should be noted that a woman who has an empty gestational sac will suffer from the usual symptoms of pregnancy, such as the absence of a period, and positive results may appear when Conducting pregnancy detection tests, 

so most pregnant women who have an empty gestational sac expect that their pregnancy will be healthy, due to the appearance of symptoms of normal pregnancy, 

and it is also worth noting that the placenta may continue to grow without the presence of a fetus Inside it for a short period, 

in addition to the fact that pregnancy hormones may continue to rise as well, which leads to the conviction of the woman that she is pregnant, 

and it is also possible that the woman suffers from some abdominal pain and the occurrence of a little drip or bleeding from the vagina. 

In fact, an empty gestational sac is diagnosed only when an ultrasound device shows an empty uterus or an empty gestational sac is present.

It should be noted that if an empty pregnancy bag is discovered during the doctor’s visit, the doctor will discuss the affected woman with the available treatments that can be provided, taking into account the length of pregnancy, 

medical history, and the emotional state of the woman, when determining the most appropriate treatment option, and among the most prominent of these The options are the following: 

  • Waiting for the abortion to occur naturally and without any intervention.
  • Taking medications that lead to miscarriage in women, such as misoprostol.
  • Undergoing a surgical procedure to remove the placental tissue from the uterus.

Tips for a healthy pregnancy

Good care and comprehensive care that a woman should receive before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and before the time of childbirth include many tips and procedures, 

such as maintaining a healthy diet and following some healthy habits. Other things that women must follow during these periods are the following: 

    • choosing a health care provider; the woman should choose a health care provider for pregnancy and childbirth, to follow up the pregnancy, and to obtain the necessary health care before and after birth.
    • taking folic acid supplements; (Folic acid), if pregnancy is planned or if it occurs, the woman should take nutritional supplements containing folic acid, with a quantity of not less than 400 micrograms daily, because taking folic acid reduces the risk of infection of the fetus with some Birth defects. It should be noted that pregnancy vitamins contain more than 400 micrograms of folic acid per capsule or per tablet.
    • Discuss with the health care provider the medications that are taken, especially the over-the-counter medications, as any type of medication should not be taken unless the health care provider of the pregnant woman confirms that these medications are safe for use during pregnancy.
    • stop smoking.
    • Limit the amount of caffeine ingested.