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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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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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Last period aug.2 when will i be able to confirm a viable pregnancy on an abdominal ultrasound ?".

Last period aug.2 when will i be able to confirm a viable pregnancy on an abdominal ultrasound ?".

6 weeks later: Six weeks after august 2, with an trans-abdominal ultrasound. Probably one week sooner with a trans-vaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Eva Duckett
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How accurate is an abdominal ultrasound at 10-11 weeks pregnant? Is there a difference in accuracy of vaginal or abdominal at this stage in pregnancy?

How accurate is an abdominal ultrasound at 10-11 weeks pregnant? Is there a difference in accuracy of vaginal or abdominal at this stage in pregnancy?

Very accurate: Goose: the transabdominal ultrasound is very accurate at that gestational age. The transvaginal is typically done early on in pregnancy to better see the fetal pole and heartbeat. By 10-11 weeks, the pole should be easily seen transabdominally and there should definitely be a heartbeat. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
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Can an abdominal ultrasound detect a pregnancy at 9 weeks from possible conception and 10 weeks after last sexual contact? Atleast a gestational sac?

Can an abdominal ultrasound detect a pregnancy at 9 weeks from possible conception and 10 weeks after last sexual contact? Atleast a gestational sac?

Yes: Abdominal ultrasound should detect the pregnancy. However vaginal ultrasound would be more helpful especially if the pregnancy is not as far along as expected or in the event it's not growing normally. Serial beta hcgs ( serum pregnancy tests) done every few days are also helpful. A normal pregnancy will show rising values, doubling every few days. See your provider! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
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Can lower abdominal ultrasound detect pregnancy after 14 days of missed periods?

Transvaginal US ...: Is better. 14 days after a missed period would be approximately 4 weeks from fertilization. Transvaginal us should show early signs of pregnancy now, and could confirm pregnancy at between 5-6 weeks (showing a fetal pole and maybe heart motion). ...Read more

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Dr. Neil Halin
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Neg blood test. Pregnancy symptoms since sep. Had transvag & abdominal ultrasound, found fibroids. Baby kicking and moving to sound. What to do next?

Neg blood test. Pregnancy symptoms since sep. Had transvag & abdominal ultrasound, found fibroids. Baby kicking and moving to sound. What to do next?

You are not pregnant: The serum (blood) HCG is very sensitive test. If it is negative and the ultrasound is negative, y9ou are not pregnant. You have fibroids and they can be treated several ways. Talk with your gynecologist about your options. ...Read more

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
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Ectopic pregnancy history.I'm 4-5 weeks pregnant but abdominal ultrasound did not see anything in uterus.To repeat scan in 14days.Is this normal?

Ectopic pregnancy history.I'm 4-5 weeks pregnant but abdominal ultrasound did not see anything in uterus.To repeat scan in 14days.Is this normal?

Very reasonable: You are very early in your pregnancy and not seeing anything in the uterus at this point is common. Followup in 2 weeks is safe and appropriate. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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