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5 week abdominal ultrasound

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Very reasonable: You are very early in your pregnancy and not seeing anything in the uterus at this point is common. Followup in 2 weeks is safe and appropriate.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
21 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No: Any quality ultrasound in the first trimester should be accurate +\- 1 week.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdul Sattar
Specializes in Radiology
Accuracy: 100% accuracy in expert hands
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Better at 8 weeks is to have a vaginal ultrasound as they are much more accurate for dating pregnancies this early. A vaginal ultrasound should be off ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Nuchal Translucency: Greater than 3mm is usually considered abnormal. This is a nonspecific finding that can be associated with more generalized anomalies, so additional t ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ultrasounds: The earlier an ultrasound is done the more accurate it is. An 8 week ultrasound is probably off by 1 or at most 2 days. Remember that pregnancy begins ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
44 years experience Gynecology
Sono reliable: For dating pregnancy, an ultrasound at the stage you define is a very good time to do so. A fetus that demonstrates cardiac activity and appears to ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
30 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Probably not.: First trimester ultrasound is accurate to about a week. This algorithm is based primarily on crown rump length. The date is as accurate as the measure ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Ultrasounds: Nope. It is very unlikely that an early ultrasound is inaccurate by much, especially four weeks. The early ultrasounds are much more accurate in gene ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Retain some hope: But it could be a miscarriage or an anembrionic pregnancy. I would repeat an ultrasound in 1-2 weeks.

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