A 36-year-old female asked:
do i need transvirginal ultrasound, not transabdominal? have irregular bleeding but it could be caused by pill. how do you know?
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Family Medicine 35 years experience
Why do you need US?: If you have irregular bleeding caused by pill (birth control pills), that does not usually warrant an ultrasound. Unless there is another reason that you need an ultrasound, then I am not sure that either is necessary. If irregular bleeding is caused by pill, perhaps you need to be off that pill and perhaps try a different BCP. In a nonpregnant woman, a transvaginal US is often needed.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
What can I expect in a mid-pregnancy ultrasound?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Anatomic survey: A mid-pregnancy ultrasound is designed to visualize the organs and look for the most common congenital abnormalities. The sex and gestational age can be determined, and if there are any problems seen, i referral can be made to a maternal fetal medicine expert for a targeted level III ultrasound.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Should I be concerned about a few days of consecutive bleeding in third month of pregnancy?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What causes bleeding in the third trimester?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What causes bleeding in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy?
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Several: It may simply be from the cervix being eroded. However sometimes premature opening of the cervix can cause bleeding. Also placental problems such as a the placenta separating too soon or the placenta being over the cervix can do it.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
How do doctors check for irregular periods?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Testing: Irregular periods are either due to hormonal problems or anatomical problems. Your doctor can order appropriate tests to figure out your problem and correct the condition. Tests can include blood work and ultrasound.
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