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Abdominal Ultrasound During Pregnancy
Are abdominal ultrasounds as accurate for dating as vaginal around 11 weeks of pregnancy? What is the margin of error for abdominal at this gestation?
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
Pregnancy: Yes. But blood test for HCG is more sensitive. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i rule out pregnancy with beta hCG <1 and nothing on abdominal ultrasound 9 weeks after last sexual contact? Beta hCG tested from 3 different labs
Asked and Answered: Your question has been accurately and repeatedly answered. ...Read more
Neg blood test. Pregnancy symptoms since sep. Had transvag & abdominal ultrasound, found fibroids. Baby kicking and moving to sound. What to do next?
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?
Transvag better: Generally, transvag more accurate as you can get better views (usually). But if thin patient, experienced operator of the ultrasound and good views it can be very accurate. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
I'm not exactly sure how far I am into my pregnancy, but my b-hcg is at 2600 and my doctor believes I am pregnant in my abdomen. I've done 5 ultrasounds and there is no sign of pregnancy. Any suggestions?
More info: When was your lmp? Have you had any vaginal bleeding? Over what period of time were these ultrasounds done? Have there been any other HCG levels drawn? If so, what were their levels? A pregnancy in the uterus should be seen on a transvaginal scan if the level is above 1500miu. If there was bleeding and you miscarried HCG could still be up without a visible pregnancy. ...Read more
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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