A 26-year-old female asked:
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is it possible for a transvaginal ultrasound to miss an 11 week pregnancy, if doctor is not specifically looking for a fetus?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: but YES Pregnancy test??
Answered on Jul 18, 2015
Dr. Alan Heideman
34 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Usually not.: No.
Answered on Jul 20, 2015

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