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Does A Ct Scan Show If There Is An Ectopic Pregnancy
It's non-specific.: Ct findings are usually non-specific for ectopic pregnancies. Trans-vaginal ultrasound is generally the imaging modality of choice for ectopic pregnancy, along with a measurement of beta-hcg level to assist in diagnosis. In addition, it should be noted that ct exposes a possibly non-ectopic fetus to ionizing radiation, so it is not ideal as a diagnostic tool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
It should: Ultrasounds are quite good at localizing ectopic pregnancies, or at least documenting empty uteri. ...Read more
Ultrasound is better: The best way to determine the presence of an ectopic pregnancy is: 1. A pelvic exam 2. Hcg levels that are rising abnormally 3. Ultrasound ultrasound is a far superior way to detect an ectopic, especially when it is very early. If it were seen on ct scan, then it is much further along and extremely dangerous. ...Read more
What are some signs of an ectopic pregnancy? 22yo, mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD 2 1/2 years. Lower r. Pain near hipbone and into groin area. Ct scan said not appendicit
C MD: If you are concerned about a possible ectopic pregnancy then you need to be checked immediately. Did they not do a pregnancy test before the ct scan? Other things like cysts, endometriosis, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, hernias can all cause those symptoms but most are detectable on a ct or a pelvic ultrasound. A muscular strain or injury would not. Get it checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got an ultrasound to rule out a ectopic pregnancy but Fallopian tubes don't even show up on ultrasounds so what's the point of an ultrasound?
Not easily: Most pregnancies within the fallopian tubes cause severe pain and are treated emergently. Pregnancies in abdominal cavity attached to outside of uterus or other structures are seen with ultrasound or other techniques (ct, mri). These generally require specialty OB care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to get pregnant on depo? Would it be able to show up on urine tests? Could Depo-Provera cause a ectopic pregnancy?
How long would it take your gp doctor to organise a ultra sound scan for an ectopic pregnancy? Would an ectopic pregnancy be picked up in a test?
Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more
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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