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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Most women will have one ultrasound in the first trimester to verify dating and possibly as part of a special early screening for chromosomal abnormal ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Dr. Ken Levin answered
43 years experience in Radiology
Depends: There is debate about ultrasound in pregnancy. until the 1980s Ultrasound was not available, and women still had babies. If there are no problems wi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Debated but gnrly ya: The question of whether or not ultrasound (US) can physically heat the tissue (because of multiple internal reflections & the focusing of the US b ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
No.: I don't think so.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
Possibly yes but: You don't want a ct scan if your think you are pregnant. Modern us exam is much safer for the fetus and is more sensitive.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
After 5 weeks: A vaginal ultrasound is not as sensitive as the urine or blood pregnancy test. After about 5 weeks the ultrasound will show a very early sac in the ut ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anil Khosla
Specializes in Radiology
No: - likely pseudo-gestational sac - small focal collection of fluid in uterine cavity that looks like gestational sac. - if pregnancy test is positive ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes no adverse effect on pregnancy.
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A female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
12 weeks or no pregn: Yes. The sonogram at 12 weeks wouled be able to at least verify presence or absence of pregnancy. Is that what you are asking?
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
Ultrasound pelvis: This exam technique is used primarily in the first trimester to give us a more detailed and accurate assessment of the pregnancy.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound: A combination of ultrasound (either transabdominal or transvaginal), B-hcg levels, and clinical information are used to diagnose a miscarriage. CT is ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
46 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: The accuracy of a transabdominal pelvic ultrasound will depend on several factors: the level of the blood betaHCG tests, (not the LMP or estimated wee ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Give it time: Our technology to detect pregnancies is amazing but sometimes we see structures well before they get formed. Give it time for the sac to form structur ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
FOR WHAT?: An ultrasound at 7 months is very poor for determination of gestational age. The exam will measure fetal size and estimate fetal weight. Fetal size at ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Ziboh
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Low: There is " watershed" period usually before the woman knows she is pregnant that the fetus is usually protected from harm. Follow-up with your doctor ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Pretty Safe: Assuming that the membranes are intact (water not broken), there should be no significant risks. In the case of ruptured membranes the same precaution ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: The precision of an ultrasound depends somewhat on the equipment, the technician, the interpreter & the reason for study. If the scan is done to verif ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Precautions: The radiology place I am sure would have taken the precaution of finding if you were pregnant before doing the scan and should have used a reliable te ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
14 years experience in Radiology
Shouldn't be used: Nearly all facilities will test for pregnancy with a blood test prior to performing a ct scan on a women of childbearing age due to potentially harmfu ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: There has been no convincing evidence that ultrasounds are harmful to a developing fetus. If your OB thinks they are necessary, it is a good idea to f ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience in General Surgery
No: Depending on what is being requested and the body habits of the patient, the ultrasound (us) technician can image the liver, gallbladder, spleen, kidn ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Harris
16 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: The sensitivity of a transvaginal us is operator dependent and usually don't see anything until the hcg level is 5000 or so which usually corresponds ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Give indication: Xr, and anything without direct visualization give an indication as to what is suspected. The symptoms, the exam and the history makes a doctor arrive ... Read More
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