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A 28-year-old male asked:

hi. i would like to have a sonogram done. can i please get advise on what is covered under my plan and the procedure?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
You most: likely need to have a health practitioner's order for an ultrasound. In order to know the details of your plan, you can try going to their website, calling their customer service number, or checking with your HR rep.

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What can I expect during an ultrasound?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
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No pain: Ultrasounds are done in early pregnancy to prove the baby is alive, dates and how many are there. This is done vaginally before 8 weeks, abdominally after. 20 week us will give you pictures of your baby along with a look for birth defects. Later in pregnancy, us can be done to assess growth or to check fetal well-being. Some women will notice a little warmth but typically no discomfort.
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Which placental abnormalities are visible by ultrasound?

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Several: Placental location, placental depth of penetration into the wall with certain abnormal conditions. Where and how the cord inserts in the placenta can be important at times. With twins or multiples gestations, there are a number of important factors looked for by ultrasound, including blood vessel communication and comparison of sizes. Nmber of blood vessels in the umbilical cord can also value.
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How can I get a copy of my ultrasound report?

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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Ask for it.: This simplest approach is to ask for a copy at your next appointment. Your medical record is owned by the practice; however, the information contained in that record is yours. You have the right to review your record and request copies. A formal request would need to be in writing and there may be an associated charge for the work involved in preparing copies, but it cannot be denied you.
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What is the importance of my first ultrasound?

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Fetal information: The first ultrasound establishes the location and number and viability of the pregnancy. It also determines an approximate due date.
A 22-year-old member asked:

What is an ultrasound and renal arteriogram?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Diagnostic tests: An ultrasound uses sound waves to create a picture. In the simplest way, a solid structure blocks the sound wave and creates a shadow behind it. There is also flow ultrasound which is used to look at blood vessels. Us is non-invasive and relatively inexpensive. An arteriogram involves a puncture in an artery (groin or wrist) and then shooting dye into a specific area.

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