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Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy.?

Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy.?

Fetal doppler...: ...Can detect any movement of blood in the body, but with a false pregnancy, all the doppler rhythms should be at the same rate as the woman's heartbeat. Fetal heartbeat tends to be much faster so if you find that, the pregnancy is probably real. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Do you know of stomach disorders developing in a fetus?

Do you know of stomach disorders developing in a fetus?

Some.: Duodenal atresia, pyloric stenosis and esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula can all be present in fetal life and are potentially diagnosable [and treatable postnatally]. ...Read more

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Do you know of stomach disorders developing in the fetus?

Do you know of stomach disorders developing in the fetus?

Perinatology: In order to get detailed information about your baby's growth and development on ultrasound, you need to see a perinatologist. There are many disorders possible but they're rare -- gastroschisis, echogenic bowel, situs inversus, omphalocele, etc. A second trimester ultrasound should look for all of these. ...Read more

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Can a fetus develope any kind of damage by someone shaking your stomach? Or am I just being over protective?

Can a fetus develope any kind of damage by someone shaking your stomach? Or am I just being over protective?

Very unlikely: Your baby is very well protected, by your abdominal wall, the wall of the uterus and the fluid around the baby. It would take a lot of force to injure the baby and such force would also injure you. Shaking won't do it. No worries. ...Read more

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Fetus stomach small what does this mean I'm freaked out?

Fetus stomach small what does this mean I'm freaked out?

Vague: That is a vague question. Consider a private message to on of our maternal medicine specialists. The fetal abdominal circumference is one of the measurements done on ultrasound. It is one of the components to assess normal fetal growth. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a fetus stomach doesn't look full?

What does it mean when a fetus stomach doesn't look full?

Maybe nothing: The fetus swallows amniotic fluid. If the stomach isn't full, it may mean that that the baby hasn't swallowed recently. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can I feel my stomach to see if I feel a fetus in where?

How can I feel my stomach to see if I feel a fetus in where?

With hand: You can place your hand on your stomach. If you are more than about 5 months along you might feel it. Much easier to check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What one expert should we see if they suspect abdominal wall defect in our fetus?

What one expert should we see if they suspect abdominal wall defect in our fetus?

Perinatologist: First start with a perinatologist (maternal-fetal medicine specialist). They'll screen the infant for other birth defects and/or chromosomal problems. Depending on what they find, they'll coordinate delivery with a pediatric surgeon if needed & a neonatologist. But first start with a good mfm specialist. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Could an abdominal ultrasound at 8 weeks be mistaken for a 12 week fetus?

Could an abdominal ultrasound at 8 weeks be mistaken for a 12 week fetus?

No: Any quality ultrasound in the first trimester should be accurate +\- 1 week. ...Read more

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What is the range of accuracy for an 11 week abdominal ultrasound? Possible to mistake an 14-15 weeks fetus for an 11 week fetus? Crl measured 45mm.

Sono reliable: For dating pregnancy, an ultrasound at the stage you define is a very good time to do so. A fetus that demonstrates cardiac activity and appears to be 11 wks by crl is reliably 11 weeks. That's one reason for doing ultrasound. Abdominal ultrasound of the fetus at this stage does have limited accuracy with regard to fetal anatomy, but dating should be quite reliable. ...Read more

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At 9wk 5days (Feb.3) scan by transvaginal fetus measured 2.75cm, 13wk 2days (Feb 27) abdominal scan fetus measured 7.06cm CRL.. Appropriate growth? Could these be off 3wk+? How accurate? Due 9/2

At 9wk 5days (Feb.3) scan by transvaginal fetus measured 2.75cm, 13wk 2days (Feb 27) abdominal scan fetus measured 7.06cm CRL.. Appropriate growth? Could these be off 3wk+? How accurate? Due 9/2

Follow up visit: Based on this limited information your sonograms were 3 weeks apart and the fetal measurements shows 3-4 weeks of growth. This sounds appropriate but it would be prudent to schedule a follow up visit with your doctor to go through the details and specifics ...Read more

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What to do if failed to visualize fetal stomach on ultrasound?

What to do if failed to visualize fetal stomach on ultrasound?

Ask your doctor: Most of the time the fetal stomach is seen, but not always. Talk to your doctor and see what they think. You can always have another ultrasound done if needed but this may not be covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Are there any fetal risks to an abdominal ultrasound examination?

Are there any fetal risks to an abdominal ultrasound examination?

None known.: Despite theoretical concerns, extensive clinical experience with prenatal ultrasound for the past 3 decades suggests extreme safety with medically indicated use of alara (as low as reasonably achievalbe) energy/exposure. Scandinavian study suggested increased incidence of non-righthandedness after routine prenatal ultrasounds - but larger follow-up failed to confirm this. ...Read more

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What does white spot on fetal abdomen mean? Ultrasound taken at 12w 3d

What does white spot on fetal abdomen mean? Ultrasound taken at 12w 3d

That is: An impossible question to answer, every ultrasound image, normal and abnormal, is composed of white, black, and grey areas. I would caution against trying to interpret ultrasound images without training, it can be very confusing. What does the report say? ...Read more

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What are the dangers of doing abdominal exercises during pregnancy? What are specific risks to the fetus?

Dangers?: If you have an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy you can exercise like you did prepregnancy without complication. Don't do exercise that places you at risk for hitting your belly (don't kickbox!). ...Read more

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Could an abdominal ultrasound at 8 weeks be off by a month (month further along)? Fetus looks like a little bean & sac is still visible.

Could an abdominal ultrasound at 8 weeks be off by a month (month further along)? Fetus looks like a little bean & sac is still visible.

Yes: Better at 8 weeks is to have a vaginal ultrasound as they are much more accurate for dating pregnancies this early. A vaginal ultrasound should be off by at most, +/- 5 days, no more. Definitely not a month. Ultrasound is possibly more accurate at this age than is last menstrual period. If LMP and ultrasound differ by more than 5 days, doctors will use ultrasound to date pregnancy. ...Read more

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Iam pregnant with last MC. At29/7,,, by abdominal us GS =0.8 and CRL=0.77 no fetal echo? What's problem the sac bigger than normal and no beats?

Iam pregnant with last MC. At29/7,,, by abdominal us GS =0.8 and CRL=0.77 no fetal echo? What's problem the sac bigger than normal and no beats?

Questions for doc: There is not enough info for us to answer but here are the questions to ask your doctor. Is the sonogram consistent with a miscarriage or is it to early to tell? Should I schedule a follow up sonogram in one week? Should I have BHCG and Progesterone blood levels done? ...Read more

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I have really bad sharp shooting pains in my lower stomach area which causes me to pass out and also fall in a fetal position if I try to walk. What could this be?

See a Dr.: This sounds like a very serious problem as abdominal pain does not usually cause people to pass out or to fall into a fetal position. I would see a physician right away. ...Read more

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What are the risks if my fetus has an enlarged stomach, liver, and gallbladder?

What are the risks if my fetus has an enlarged stomach, liver, and gallbladder?

Are you pregnant?: Are you pregnant, and have had the fetus checked? Does your fetus have organ enlargement, or is this a hypothetical question? Are you at risk for fetal anomalies due to family history or prior experience? Happy to help, or refer your question, with a little more information. ...Read more

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Intrauterine pregnancy with too much pain on left side of abdomen. U/S report said that I'm 5weeks6days pregnant. But there is no fetal pole n heartbeat?

Intrauterine pregnancy with too much pain on left side of abdomen. U/S report said that I'm 5weeks6days pregnant. But there is no fetal pole n heartbeat?

Painful cyst of preg: If painful to cough, that's more serious Need to see MD now not a good sign no heart beat at 5w6d
Repeat US in a week to confirm the health of the pregnancy and check for ectopic pregnancy
I only ran across once in my 40 years that she had a ectopic with a intrauterine pregnancy. ...Read more

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8 week with abdominal ultrasound show only Yolk sac but no fetal pole.

8 week with abdominal ultrasound show only Yolk sac but no fetal pole.

Concerning: If you are truely 8 weeks you most likely should see a fetal pole. I suggest a hcg titer to confirm dating. A common issue here is that you may be not as far along as you think. ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant and feeling light twitches on my lower left abdomen. Are these fetus kicks?

18 weeks pregnant and feeling light twitches on my lower left abdomen. Are these fetus kicks?

Baby kicks!: Only time would tell you if that is the baby kicking. The fetus usually starts to kick around week 18, so there's a good chance that this is what you are experiencing. It may not happen daily for a while until your baby gets bigger but it should come and go randomly for a while. Good luck & congrats. ...Read more

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I had a abdominal ultrasound to see if I am pregnant, they said no fetus, but hpt positives at home?

I had a abdominal ultrasound to see if I am pregnant, they said no fetus, but hpt positives at home?

Probably early preg: The scenario you speak of is common. Most commonly the pregnancy test is positive, but early such that it is not seen by an abdominal ultrasound. The vaginal probe ultrasound is more sensitive and can see a pregnancy earlier. Also, it is possible that you have a pregnancy which is either ectopic (not in the uterus) or not developing normally. Check 2 quantitative pregnancy tests 48 hours apart. ...Read more

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8 week abdominal us, fetal pole with no heartbeat, no measurement taken. No signs miscarriage, conceived approx 5.5wk ago, worry??

8 week abdominal us, fetal pole with no heartbeat, no measurement taken. No signs miscarriage, conceived approx 5.5wk ago, worry??

Clarification: If you are saying that an ultrasound was done that showed an 8 week size fetus without a heartbeat then this indicates a miscarriage. A heartbeat should be visible around the 6 week mark. Clarify with the treating an obgyn. A very clear plan should have been discussed with you when the sonogram was done. ...Read more

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I had a fetal assessment 2 weeks ago had to go back today get rest measurement, told stomach bubble close to diaphragm, what does this mean?

I had a fetal assessment 2 weeks ago had to go back today get rest measurement, told stomach bubble close to diaphragm, what does this mean?

Nothing: The stomach bubble is either where it is supposed to be, just inferior to the diuagphragm on the left side, or it appears in or above the diaphragm, pushing the lungs to the right, extremely abnormal, diagnostic of a diaphragmatic hernia. The ultrasound tech should have said nothing to you. Call you OB right away for clarification. ...Read more

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I had sex this morning it was kind of rough afterwards my area hurt. My stomach was swollen, I was paralyzed in the fetal position, dripping sweat?

I had sex this morning it was kind of rough afterwards my area hurt. My stomach was swollen, I was paralyzed in the fetal position, dripping sweat?

Pain after sex: It is possible that during rough sex that you may have ruptured an ovarian follicle. A follicle has to grow to relase an egg. Sometimes when they rupture they bleed into the pelvis and can cause irritation, pain, nausea etc. The pain usually starts acutely and will get better over a day or two. Nsaids may help. You should follow up with your gynecologist. ...Read more