A 38-year-old female asked:
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Are ultrasounds done at 6 weeks more accurate than ultrasounds done at 10 weeks?

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Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Prenatal?: If you're asking about a prenatal ultrasound, no not necessarily. If anything, a 10 week ultrasound may give you more detail you may not be able to see in the 6 week ultrasound. However, the 6 week ultrasound is necessary to check on the general wellbeing of that tiny fetus and make sure it is viable.
Answered on May 19, 2015

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