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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Pregnancy Ultrasound (Definition)

Ultrasound had allowed the visualization of internal structures of the body in a non-invasive manner. Ultrasound therefore is a good tool for the evaluation of pregnancies. Pregnancy ultrasound can be performed in all phases of pregnancy. Early ones are mainly used for confirmation of the pregnancy as well as confirming dates. Later ones can identify problems in the organ ...Read more


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How inaccurate is a pregnancy ultrasound done at 14 weeks?

How inaccurate is a pregnancy ultrasound done at 14 weeks?

Pretty accurate. : Depends on the sonographer and whether it was vaginal or abdominal u/s but at that point in pregnancy for dates it will be pretty accurate usually. ...Read more

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How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks. How many days/weeks could it be off.

How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks. How many days/weeks could it be off.

Us at 14 weeks: Not bad. Can be off by about 7-10 days at 14 weeks. I assume is was a Crown-Rump Length (CRL) measurement? ...Read more

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How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks. How many days/weeks can the ultrasound be off.

How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks. How many days/weeks can the ultrasound be off.

Pretty accurate: The due date estimate on the ultrasound at 14 weeks is +/- several days. That being said, due dates are an average, and the baby can be born any time within several weeks of the due date. ...Read more

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How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks?

How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks?

Very accurate: At this time OB ultrasound used to confirm dates of pregnancy (how long pregnant) and confirm normal implantation and anataomy. ...Read more

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What does it mean "cephelic ppresentation" in pregnancy ultrasound 32 weeks?

What does it mean "cephelic ppresentation" in pregnancy ultrasound 32 weeks?

Normal: "Cephalic presentation" indicates that the fetus is in a longitudinal lie with the head entering the pelvis first. The most common subtype of this position is the vertex presentation. All other presentations are considered abnormal and may make a spontaneous vaginal delivery more difficult. Dystocia is the medical term which literally means "difficult labor." ...Read more

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Standard screening and dating pregnancy ultrasound showed nothing. Do I need 20 week one?

Standard screening and dating pregnancy ultrasound showed nothing. Do I need 20 week one?

Recommended: Most obs perform a high-resolution us between 18-20 weeks to rule out anomalies. It's a good time to screen the fetus, document placental location, and even check gender. We no longer "wait & see" when it comes to labor since there's an advantage to having the right equipment & personnel at delivery if an abnormality is present. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy ultrasound miss a twin? I had an early (8 weeks) ultrasound and the doctor said she couldn't rule out twins at this point. Could another baby really be "hiding"? Only one heartbeat detected, so i don't know what to expect.

Can a pregnancy ultrasound miss a twin? I had an early (8 weeks) ultrasound and the doctor said she couldn't rule out twins at this point.  Could another baby really be "hiding"?  Only one heartbeat detected, so i don't know what to expect.

Possible twins: The fetus is "really small" at 8 weeks, and another could be hiding. Usually they won't say something like that unless there is some hint at twins though, unless it's really a thing they always add to protect themselves. I'd ask why they said that. If it's standard language, don't worry about it. Otherwise, there might be something they were looking at. ...Read more

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Sonogram (Definition)

The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more


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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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