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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

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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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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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

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Will an ultrasound scan show wether or not my pain is an ectopic pregnancy?

It should: Ultrasounds are quite good at localizing ectopic pregnancies, or at least documenting empty uteri. ...Read more

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When can an ectopic pregnancy be seen on an ultrasound? What's the soonest it can be found and how?

When can an ectopic pregnancy be seen on an ultrasound? What's the soonest it can be found and how?

See below: For ultrasound the ectopic has to be big enough to see. Following the rise of the pregnancy hormone bhcg can help to tell if the pregnancy is normal even before something can be seen on ultrasound. Also ask your doctor to get a Progesterone level. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound they said they saw no baby, they said it could be to early but it might be ectopic pregnancy, could it be toearly based on lmp im6w?

Had ultrasound they said they saw no baby, they said it could be to early but it might be ectopic pregnancy, could it be toearly based on  lmp im6w?

Early: Your dates may be off especially if your cycles are not regularly. If ectopic they would or should have seen that. Repeat ultrasound and hcg blood work in 3-5 days. Good luck ...Read more

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Does a paraovarian cyst mimic an ectopic pregnancy? Or are they easily distinguishable on ultrasound?

Essentially you can: Distinguish the two, but could depend on how well you see it. Any time you are pregnant and do not have an intrauterine pregnancy, then ectopic cannot be excluded. The next thing you look for is a mass outside the ovary. In general, it is pretty easy to tell if it is a paraovarian cyst or something more ominous, but certainly not 100% of the time. ...Read more

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Dr. Olga Sarkodie
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Pregnancy Ultrasound (Definition)

Ultrasound had allowed the visualization of internal structures of the body in a non-invasive manner. Ultrasound therefore is a good tool for the evaluation of pregnancies. Pregnancy ultrasound can be performed in all phases of pregnancy. Early ones are mainly used for confirmation of the pregnancy as well as confirming dates. Later ones can identify problems in the organ ...Read more


Dr. Katharine Cox
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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