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Can stethoscope be used to detect fetal pole?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
No: A regular stethoscope can pick up the fetal heart beat but that is about it. When i was a young medical student with better hearing i was able to pick up my first child's heartbeat during the early second trimester. He'll be 41 later this year!

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