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Is it possible to still have a healthy pregnancy if I

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Hello, Is it possible to still have a healthy pregnancy if I ovulated 3 weeks after my last menstrual period? I went in for what I thought was my 8-week ultrasound, but the pregnancy only measured 6 weeks.Is this normal? My last period was July 12, I ovulated around Aug 2 and just barely tested positive on a pregnancy blood test on August 10.I am going this Friday for what I hope is my 7-week ultra sound, but am worried this is not normal.Please advise. This is my first pregnancy, and first time trying.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: OB GYN
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Last Thursday 9/7 I measured 6 weeks.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 month ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 month ago.

Yes, this is totally normal.

The timing and reading of the ultrasound can be off a bit

I wouldn't be worried

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Would you mind elaborating some? Why did I think I was 8 weeks, and it only measured 6?What symptoms should I be feeling for week 6? I was in and out of queasiness a few days ago, and yesterday was feeling lightheaded after going from sitting to standing.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 month ago.

Because either the date of the ultrasound or the exact date of conception is off or the fetus is measuring a bit small.

Any of those are possible

your symptoms are consistent with early pregnancy

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
What about feeling faint?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 month ago.

that is common too