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If your dates are even a few days out you are3 too early to see this. Another scan in a week or two will be more accurate. That is not true. It is very possible to not see anything. Only about 50% of women show more than the sac in their 5th week of pregnancy. I have heard many stories of women who saw nothing in the 5th week and then returned a week or even just a short 3 or 4 days later and the yolk and pole were present. Do not worry. Relax and wait for the next ultrasound.

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Q: Is your pregnancy viable when the ultrasound done in the fifth week does not show the formation of yolk and fetal pole?
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