Please remember that there's nothing wrong with getting the advice of another physician if you are in doubt. The purpose of the scan is:. Sometimes a lack of a fetal heartbeat does indicate a definite miscarriage. A pregnancy of unknown location PUL. Former Member. There are two ways of doing an ultrasound scan.
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The Meaning of No Fetal Heartbeat on an Early Ultrasound
This is a rather old-fashioned way of describing a missed miscarriage see above. In early pregnancy, especially before 11 weeks, it is usual to have a trans-vaginal internal scanwhere a probe is placed in the vagina. I have an early scan coming up in 2 weeks time.