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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Can pregnancy be detected through abdominal ultrasound?

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
21 years in practice
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Can pregnancy be detected through abdominal ultrasound?

Sure!: Transabdominal ultrasound can reliably detect pregnancies.

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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


Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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Last period aug.2 when will i be able to confirm a viable pregnancy on an abdominal ultrasound ?".

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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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. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Last period aug.2 when will i be able to confirm a viable pregnancy on an abdominal ultrasound ?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Last period aug.2 when will i be able to confirm a viable pregnancy on an abdominal ultrasound ?

Now: A pregnancy can be seen when you are 6-7 weeks along. ...Read more

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Dr. Xin-Nong Li
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
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Can a doctor detect 4 weeks pregnancy with an abdominal ultrasound?

Dr. Xin-Nong Li
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
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Can a doctor detect 4 weeks pregnancy with an abdominal ultrasound?

Pregnancy: Yes. But blood test for HCG is more sensitive. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Eva Duckett
Board Certified, Radiology
26 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Eva Duckett
Board Certified, Radiology
26 years in practice
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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?

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
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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?

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
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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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

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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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

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Board Certified, Radiology
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Can lower abdominal ultrasound detect pregnancy after 14 days of missed periods?

Dr. Joseph Accurso
Board Certified, Radiology
24 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
34 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Neil Halin
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
34 years in practice
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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?

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
Board Certified, Radiology
34 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Paxton Daniel
Board Certified, Radiology
34 years in practice
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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?

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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