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Can't Find Baby On Ultrasound
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
Just ound out i'm prgenant but thy arnt seeing anything on my ultrasound, how far pg do you have to be to see anything on an ultrasound? Ectopic?
Maybe too early : The gestational sac is seen earlier than a fetus can be detected on an ultrasound.A gestational sac can be seen as early as the 5th week of pregnancy or 3 weeks after conception. If no gestational sac seen, it may mean that you ovulated late.If HCG levels are less 1100, repeat ultrasound in a few days can be obtained. If HCG levels are higher and no gestational sac seen, it could indicate ectopic. ...Read more
6-7 weeks: As early as 6-7 weeks. It will detect gestational sac. ...Read more
Very early, depends: This really depends on what you want to see. Some need an ultrasound early, like at week 8, to confirm a viable pregnancy. At that point, you may see a teeny "walnut" as my wife calls it, with a beating heart. The classic ultrasound is done at 20 weeks, with most parts present. That's when they typically tell the sex of the baby. ...Read more
How long until ultrasound shows baby sex? How many weeks do you have to be pregnant until an ultrasound can reveal the sex of a baby? Or is it even through ultrasound that they tell the baby's sex these days?
I am having my first vaginal ultrasound with my first baby what will they do will they show me the baby on the screen?
Yes: if you are far enough along, you should be able to see the baby and might even get a picture! ...Read more
Doubtful: You would have to have a pretty huge number of ct's... How many have you had? ...Read more
Blood tests negative, feeling baby kick, how can I determine my pregnancy using other blood tests. Fibroids make them not see anything on ultrasound.
Unlikely scenario: Fetal movements are not usually detectable to the mother until at least 16 weeks. By this time, no amount of fibroids should obscure the fetus. In general, even an early gestational sac should be visible by ultrasound in the setting of most fibroids. The blood test used for pregnancy is very sensitive and accurate. False negative tests are extremely rare. Discuss with your ob. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uterine contractions at 15 weeks? I couldn't see baby on ultrasound. What does this mean? How to treat it?
Having my first vaginal ultrasound for my first child wht will they do during the ultrasound will they show me my baby?
Pre or postnatal US?: Kidneys are occasionally generous in their size on a prenatal ultrasound and revert to normal by 2 wks. When this is detected in pregnancy, i generally do another study @ 2 wks if i will be following the child or after birth if they plan to move to another town or dr. A post natal study is more accurate & can define more precisely if there are issues like a backup of urine in a ureter. ...Read more
How do you get your baby to cooperate during the sonogram? We need to find out whether it's healthy and whether it's a boy or a girl. Any tips?
I : I wish there was a definitive answer for this. Some women find that if they eat a sugary snack about 15 minutes prior to the ultrasound the baby will be very active, therefore giving the technician greater odds of seeing the sex. . Also consider the times when your baby is most active and try to schedule the ultrasound around that time. Also consider changing your position during the ultrasound, often times when you move the baby will as well. Best of luck, and remember a boy or a girl is a true gift! congrats and happy new year! ...Read more
Having my first vaginal ultrasound with my first child will it hurt will they show me my baby? What do they do during it
New baby: To evaluate the baby they will want to put a probe in the vagina. This should not be more uncomfortable than any routine pelvic exam by a doctor. If the baby is large enough to see I would expect they would share the image with you. Usually mothers get a copy of a picture of the ultrasound. There is no risk to the baby as they use only sound waves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Up to you.: An autopsy may be able to rule out congenital abnormalities that were not known. An autopsy and placenta exam may determine if an infection caused the death of the baby. Sometimes an autopsy will not be able to come up with a definitive cause of death. So it is up to you if you would like the death to be investigated further, with the understanding that an answer still may not be determined. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am 36 weeks preg. And an ultrasound just revealed my baby is breech. What can I do to help her turn around so i can deliver vaginaly?
What will an abdominal ultrasound tell me about my fertility? Also I will be 7 dpo, will they be able to detect implantation?
How accurate are 6 week ultrasounds and why do some babies come 2 weeks early if ultrasounds are accurate?
Fairly accurate: Onset of labor and delivery depends on multiple factors, mostly maternal, and estimates are that 10% of infants are born earlier than 37 weeks. Age of mother, prenatal care, size and number of babies, uterine shape, maternal smoking or drugs, previous cervical cone biopsy and maternal infection are the most common. ...Read more
Yes: Ultrasound machines are invaluable in managing pregnancy today, especially high-risk pregnancies. Not only do we measure the baby's size (head, abdomen, thigh bone), but we can evaluate all of the internal organs, from brain to bladder. We also can make sure the house is in order -- evaluating the placenta and the amniotic fluid quality, even measuring the cervical length. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Looking at shadows: An ultrasound is a way to use a sonar probe evaluate a two dimensional field.For multiple pregnancies its like counting potatoes moving around in a sack , only seeing one direction at a time. Unless you can find something distinctive about one of the potatoes, it would be easy to under/over count the total number this way.With 8 not all would be visible @ 1 time. ...Read more
More info: If the brain structure is normal, don't do anything. Wait until the child is born. Dolichocephaly is a head shape description, and nothing more. It does not necessarily indicate a medical problem needing treatment. ...Read more
How accurate on baby weight is ultrasound? When i had my babies, there was nothing like this, but my daughter (grandbaby on the way) had hers she said they could tell the weight. Really? How accurate is this? Just want a big healthy grandbaby!
Detailed Survey: If hydrocephalus is detected during a fetal ultrasound, a detailed evaluation of the fetus would be performed in an effort to detect causative lesions or associated anomalies in order to better guide further assessments. Amniocentesis for genetic evaluation is frequently suggested as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 20 week babies ultrasound showed normal sized kidneys however they were very bright. what could this be?
Normal finding: this is a normal finding at that gestation ...Read more
Daughter 8 weeks & ultrasound told babies are not living so DNC is scheduled for Tuesday. Devastated What happens now? Could ultrasound be wrong?
Confirm: I am sorry to hear about your situation. Make sure to confirm that there is no heartbeat by another ultrasound, especially before you have the D&C performed. Just to be on the safe side. ...Read more
PREGNANCY: The ultrasound reading will tell you if there is any problem with the baby. Sometimes there is some technical errors. ...Read more
So on my ultrasound my babies head is measuring 21 weeks and I'm 23 weeks 2 days. Should I be worried? My doctor didn't seem worried at all. I am!
Ultrasound: The measurement given to you is within the error of the machine. ...Read more
Follow-up W/ Doctor: Your son's age, specific details not given. Thinning of cortex indicates decrease in structures important to kidney function; associated with lower urinary tract disorders in 50% of cases; is 1.5 times more common in males; can be associated w/ congenital anomalies of other organs in 30%. More info needed to formulate any conclusions about your son's prognosis. Follow-up w/ your doctor for answers ...Read more
Hw many times during pregnacy are u suppoe to go for an ultrasound to check the babies weight gain?
As needed: There is no specific recommendation for routine ultrasound exams during a normal pregnancy. However, most women are going to have at least one ultrasound at 18 to 21 weeks, the ideal time to evaluate for normal fetal structures. There will likely be additional sono's if there is a problem with the size of the uterus (abdominal measurements), gestational diabetes, elevated blood pressure, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Like others: The ultrasound is like others performed with more specialized views of the region of interest. ...Read more
I saw my babies heartbeat on a ultrasound at 7weeks, does that mean my chances of miscarriage are really low now?
I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks and 1 day and got 2 readings of the babies heart beat, the first was 133bpm and the second was 176bpm are they ok?
Yes: There is a wide normal range and it is normal for the count to vary from one study to the next. ...Read more
Ultrasound at 32 weeks. Due date was Sept 12th and changed to Sept 10th. Does this mean I conceived earlier or is it based off babies measurements?
Measurements: Your first due date was likely based on your last period or some very early ultrasound measurements. Both are fairly inaccurate. As you progressed, your due date was refined based on later measurements. Remember, though, doctors (like anyone) are not great at predicting the future. Only about 5% of babies are born on their due date. Hope this helps! ...Read more