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Can the ultrasound reveal any problems with my unborn child?

Can the ultrasound reveal any problems with my unborn child?

Yes: Hi, many abnormalities can be diagnosed by a high level or level ii ultrasound. These scans are most often performed by obgyn's with special training called maternal fetal medicine doctors or mfm or perinatologist. They have attended special training in obstetrics and specialize in high level ultrasound. A scan between 17 and 22 weeks is now considered standard of care by most. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

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


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Can the trans vagina ultrasound be harmful to your unborn child?

Can the trans vagina  ultrasound be harmful to your unborn child?

No: Ultrasound is not dangerous to the unborn child transvaginally or any other way :). Of all our imaging studies, I would say it is the safest. :D ...Read more

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My unborn child's bpd in ultrasound measured 3.57 cm. Is this normal? What alteration age does that reflect? Is the ultrasound accurate?

My unborn child's bpd in ultrasound measured 3.57 cm. Is this normal? What alteration age does that reflect? Is the ultrasound accurate?

Need more info: How many weeks pregnant are you by dates? How many weeks by ultrasound? Please check to see that you put the decimal point in the right place. Re-send your question with this information so someone can answer it for you. If you have the other fetal measurements from the ultrasound, that will help , also. ...Read more

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As my ultrasound result, it stated that im having a placenta previa totalis and myomauteri. What will i do? Is my unborn child be safe?

As my ultrasound result, it stated that im having a placenta previa totalis and myomauteri. What will i do? Is my unborn child be safe?

Yes: You willl have to be watched closely. If the placenta previa does not move your child will be born via csection. Hopefully your OB will discuss all this in detail with you. ...Read more

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My unborn fetus had a marker on a ultrasound echo focus but everything else was good?

My unborn fetus had a marker on a ultrasound echo focus but everything else was good?

Sounds like: If it was an "echogenic intracardiac focus", this is a "soft" or 'minor' marker for down's syndrome, and in patients who are otherwise "low risk" for genetic defects, it is not felt to indicate an increased risk for ds. But most doctors would offer you a consult to a high risk OB specialist for more testing; or blood work from you that is almost 99% accurate to check for ds, tri13 ;18. Eif may res. ...Read more

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32 week ultrasound shows fetus' bilateral ventricles are 9.5 mm. Doc wants me back after 2 weeks for another. Can this be a bad problem?

32 week ultrasound shows fetus' bilateral ventricles are 9.5 mm. Doc wants me back after 2 weeks for another. Can this be a bad problem?

Hc monitoring: I assume it is ventriculer index you are talking about at 32 weeks midline zone is9-10 mm I am sure your physician has been monitering the ventrical size in your baby if it is less or more than the 2 standered deviation of your babies prior ventriculer size it needs to be closely monitered ...Read more

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Can sonogram reveal cancer ? I recently had a sonogram of abdomen. It did not reveal any problems like tumors, etc. But i still feel bad and lost 7 pounds in last 3 days. Could it be that sonogram is just not capable to reveal tumors? Thanks

Can sonogram reveal cancer ? I recently had a sonogram of abdomen. It did not reveal any problems like tumors, etc. But i still feel bad and lost 7 pounds in last 3 days. Could it be that sonogram is just not capable to reveal tumors?

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Abd US cancer: 7lb weight loss in 3 days and "feeling bad" are general symptoms that require further evaluation. You should go see your primary care for further evaluation. In general, an abdominal us is a fairly good test to be able to visualize the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, bile ducts, spleen, and abdominal aorta. However, it not commonly used for cancer detection. Ct scan may be complimentary or better. ...Read more

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Fatty thing in kidney revealed in ultrasound. Still having pain?

Fatty thing in kidney revealed in ultrasound. Still having pain?

More info: You might need more imaging to see. Fatty lesions on the kidney can include angiomyolipomas which can be painful. Have you had an mri? ...Read more