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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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diagnose w/ ectopic when no baby was seen on Transvaginal ultrasound @ 5 weeks & levels continue to double. Possible misdiagnosis?

 diagnose w/ ectopic  when no baby was seen on Transvaginal ultrasound @ 5 weeks & levels continue to double. Possible misdiagnosis?

Look harder: It could be intra-Abdominal. It could be what is called a mole. Ultrasound has a poor resolution. It may be so small that you don't see it but you must must continue looking. It is the test in medicine which is most operator defendant. Go to your local University Medical Center and have the most experienced ultrasonographer examine you. Not to be trifled with. Do it right away. ...Read more

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Positive test hcglevel 950 LMP may 6 previous ectopic.transvaginal ultrasound today said they don't see anything in uterus is it early or another possible ectopic?

Positive test hcglevel 950 LMP may 6 previous   ectopic.transvaginal ultrasound today said they don't see anything in uterus is it early or another possible ectopic?

Too early to know: With an LMP 5/6, you would be about 5+weeks by dates. The HCG is only 950 and too low to see a sac yet in the uterus. Generally we can see something on a vaginal scan by 6 weeks or an HCG higher than 1500. You need a followup HCG done to ensure it is rising normally, then another ultrasound the make sure there is a sac in the uterus. Please see your gynecologist ASAP. ...Read more

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How soon can a sonogram detect ectopic pregnancy ? I'm 3 days late with positive test. Last period april 1.

How soon can a sonogram detect ectopic pregnancy ?  I'm 3 days late with positive test. Last period april 1.

Another week or two: You'd be 5 weeks counting from your last period. Pretty early to see the pregnancy in either the tube or the uterus. Have you had previous ectopics? See your provider. A good plan is to get pregnancy hormone blood tests drawn every few days then an ultrasound in a week or so. It's good that you are seeking medical care early. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy at two weeks? Vaginal bleeding two weeks before period, I"m worried.

No: No ectopic pregnancy is NOT possible especially if the previous period was normal. If the period was NOT normal then run a pregnancy test or see your GYN MD. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Immediately: If there is a suspicion of an ectopic pregnancy, an ultrasound should be ordered immediately and done the same day. This is considered a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Does vaginal douching or washing with water after intercourse will increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy?

Does vaginal douching or washing with water after intercourse will increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy?

No, but: This activity will not increase the risk of ectopic, but it will increase the risk of recurrent, bothersome vaginal infections such as yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant with an ectopic pregnancy if my hCG is 1 at 8-9 weeks? If so how is it possible that an ultra sound and a blood test missed it

Can I be pregnant with an ectopic pregnancy if my hCG is 1 at 8-9 weeks? If so how is it possible that an ultra sound and a blood test missed it

Not Pregnant: No. You are not pregnant. I believe you have been told this repeatedly. I do not understand what you are misreading or not understanding from both your physician and us here. You are not pregnant. you do not have an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Transvaginal Ultrasound (Definition)

An ultrasound is an imaging study in which a probe emits and receives sound waves which rebound off of internal organs in order to visualize them. For a transvaginal ultrasound a specially designed probe is lubricated and placed into the vagina in order to better ...Read more