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i am 9 weeks pregnant. at my drs visit she told me it was still too early to feel anything while doing an internal exam. is this normal?

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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 43 years experience
Early PG Exam: Early in pg the best way to determine the health and dates for the pg is with ultrasound (transvaginal is best). The uterus is enlarged to feel by about 6 weeks (i personally would never trust my fingers over ultrasound - amazing change in medicine practice). At 9 weeks, the pregnancy should be very easily measured, heart motion visible. Uterus out of pelvis after about 12 wks. Talk with doc.
Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
Early Pregnancy: Generally, the uterus starts to enlarge around 8 weeks and is large enough to be out of the pelvis by about 12 weeks. An obgyn can usually feel the change in size during a pelvic exam, but this can be limited by the patients size or if she has a retroverted uterus.

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Last updated Apr 22, 2016

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