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Fluid In Fetus Stomach
Ultrasound: Discuss with your physician, but usually it's normal. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
No: Any quality ultrasound in the first trimester should be accurate +\- 1 week. ...Read more
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
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
E.G., should an seventeen week old fetus be painful to the mothers stomach? Feels like the fetus is by my rib cage and its spainful
NO: See your baby doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I've been blowing my nose all the time (due to allergies, reflux, congestion, etc.) i'm worried because it causes my stomach to tighten up every time I have to blow it. Could this harm the fetus?
No: Your babies well insulated by the bag of waters against the pressure wave a sneeze transfers to your belly.You may want to invest in an office visit with your pcp and discuss a netty pot or nasal steroid you could use to reduce your symptoms. ...Read more