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Can i have the 3d ultrasound to detect fetus abnormalities during third trimester?

Can i have the 3d ultrasound to detect fetus abnormalities during third trimester?

Ask you MD: You need to ask your MD that question because they are best able to interpret any findings as well with the exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can an abdominal CT scan detect early pregnancy?

Can an abdominal CT scan detect early pregnancy?

Possibly yes but: You don't want a ct scan if your think you are pregnant. Modern us exam is much safer for the fetus and is more sensitive. ...Read more

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What happens during the anatomy scan ultrasound?

What happens during the anatomy scan ultrasound?

Ultrasound: Not sure what exact type of ultrasound you are referring to, but with any ultrasound, the patient is usually lying on a table with the area to be scanned exposed. The sonographer will put ultrasound gel on the skin for seamless transition of the ultrasound beam from the transducer(scanner) into the body. The sonographer will glide the scanner over the skin, and images will appear on the screen. ...Read more

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What happens during the anatomy scan ultrasound?

What happens during the anatomy scan ultrasound?

Anatomy scan: The anatomy scan is usually done at about 19-20 weeks. The doctor or technician will place the hand-held scan probe on your abdomen and take a detailed look at your baby, the uterus, the placenta and the fluid around the baby. She/he will measure the head abdomen and upper leg bone to determine growth. The brain, face, heart, stomach, kidneys, bladder and other structures will be studied also. ...Read more

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What is seen during an early ultrasound in pregnancy?

What is seen during an early ultrasound in pregnancy?

Yes: Very little is seen in 1st trimester ultrasound. Typically, anatomy is assessed at 20 weeks. There are many pregnancy "calendars" on the internet, that can tell you how your baby develops on a weekly basis. ...Read more

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Can a fetus' heart beat be detected during the early stages of ectopic pregnancy?

Can a fetus' heart beat be detected during the early stages of ectopic pregnancy?

Yes, on ultrasound: Yes with an ectopic, you can sometimes see a heartbeat on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What happens during a transvaginal ultrasound?

What happens during a transvaginal ultrasound?

Thin u/s inserted: Routine female pelvic ultrasound has two portions to the exam. The exam starts with a full bladder and scanning with a fan shaped ultrasound (u/s) probe over the lower abdomen and pubic area. Then the pt is asked to empty her bladder and then a thin long u/s probe is inserted into the vagina for additional pictures. This portion is important and significantly improves parts of the evaluation. ...Read more

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My ob asked for 5 ultrasounds Dating scan Anomaly scan Anomaly scan level 2 Growth scan Colour Doppler scan Are they necessary can they be harmful?

My ob asked for 5 ultrasounds
Dating scan
Anomaly scan
Anomaly scan level 2
Growth scan
Colour Doppler scan
Are they necessary can they be harmful?

No: There has been no convincing evidence that ultrasounds are harmful to a developing fetus. If your OB thinks they are necessary, it is a good idea to follow their advice. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Bleeding during 3wks of pregnancy..Is it normal?

Bleeding during 3wks of pregnancy..Is it normal?

1st Trimester Bleed: Doctors estimate that 25 to 40 percent of women will experience some vaginal bleeding during the first trimester of their pregnancy, and more often than not the pregnancy will progress totally normally: http://www.parents.com/pregnancy/week-by-week/5/bleeding--whats-normal-and-whats-not/ Source (HealthTap): https://virtualdhb.healthtap.co.nz/#experts/36912868/feed#ixzz4SUhCKmiz ...Read more

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Diagnose w/ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks.levels @ 6,000 hcg. Why cant an ultrasound show an abnormality/sac in Fallopian tube at this stage?

Diagnose w/ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks.levels @ 6,000 hcg. Why cant an ultrasound show an abnormality/sac in Fallopian tube at this stage?

-It'sWhat'sNotThere-: Because an ectopic can occur in lots of places other than just the fallopian tube. And the number of weeks and HCG levels, while helpful in general,don't always ad-up as hoped or expected. And because ultrasound may not be real sensitive at six weeks, and requires skill. I'm impressed that an ectopic is still in consideration. Most important is what's not seen at this point: anything in the uterus ...Read more

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How safe is transvaginal ultrasound during pregnancy?

How safe is transvaginal ultrasound during pregnancy?

Pretty Safe: Assuming that the membranes are intact (water not broken), there should be no significant risks. In the case of ruptured membranes the same precautions should be used as for an internal exam. Labial prep and sterile probe cover. ...Read more

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Can transvaginal sonography detect laceration during intercourse?

Can transvaginal sonography detect laceration during intercourse?

Speculum enough: Usually a vaginal speculum exam is sufficient to find a laceration unless there is a deep abscess associated with the laceration in which event the ultrasound may be useful. ...Read more

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Hi doctor , in ultra suond.U/s congenital anomaly detect or down syndrome detect during pregnancy ?

Hi doctor , in ultra suond.U/s congenital anomaly detect or down syndrome detect during pregnancy ?

Ultrasound pregnancy: Modern ultrasound machines can detect most anomalies in the fetus including down syndrome and other chormosomal anomalies and other malformations. ...Read more

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Sonogram indicates gestational sac 25.2mm at 7 weeks 1 day,embryo 5.2 mm.also indicated an early pregnancy demise.am i having miscarriage?

Sonogram indicates gestational sac 25.2mm at 7 weeks 1 day,embryo 5.2 mm.also indicated an early pregnancy demise.am i having miscarriage?

Heartbeat: Clarify with your doctor if a heartbeat was seen in the baby. At 7 weeks a heartbeat should be easy to see. If not then a miscarriage is likely. ...Read more

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Will MRI scan have any effect on the baby during the early stages of pregnancy. (6 weeks)?

Will MRI scan have any effect on the baby during the early stages of pregnancy.  (6 weeks)?

No: Many are confused by past worries about radiation & exposure to the fetus, but a MRI has no radiation to begin with.The big machines are kept in the radiology department, but the active energy uses is magnetism which has no effect on a fetus at all at any stage of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to detect any genetic disorders in the baby by ultrasound during pregnancy in second trimester?

Is it possible to detect any genetic disorders in the baby by ultrasound during pregnancy in second trimester?

Poor sensitivity: A high resolution ultrasound can often yield evidence of structural changes that occur more often in some chromosomal disorders.It is not specific.Many genetic metabolic disorders are only picked up after birth when byproducts of metabolism build up in babies blood.Some metabolic disorders can be confirmed by fibroblast culture on material from an amniocentesis when family hx is suggestive. ...Read more

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Would a transabdominal-pelvic ultrasound detect an ectopic pregnancy at 9 weeks?

Would a transabdominal-pelvic ultrasound detect an ectopic pregnancy at 9 weeks?

Maybe: The accuracy of a transabdominal pelvic ultrasound will depend on several factors: the level of the blood betaHCG tests, (not the LMP or estimated weeks of pregnancy) the skills and experience of the sonographer, (Certified Registered Technician) the quality and resolution power of the ultrasound machine, its number of MegaHertz, the location of the ectopic pregnancy (tubal,ovarian, cervical..) ...Read more

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Can a CT scan detect pregnancy when having a CT scan for appendix? How early cam it detect a pregnancy ?

Can a CT scan detect pregnancy when having a CT scan for appendix? How early cam it detect a pregnancy ?

Shouldn't be used: Nearly all facilities will test for pregnancy with a blood test prior to performing a ct scan on a women of childbearing age due to potentially harmful radiation effects to a developing embryo or fetus. Whether they told you or not they probably checked at the time you were evaluated for appendicitis. It is rare to see a fetus on a ct scan because of this, but sometimes is seen in emergency scan. ...Read more

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