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How Can You Miss Triplet On Ultrasound
Depends: Ultrasound is not a perfect technique and sometimes it is not surprising to miss a triplet pregnancy, most o the ultrasound people are highly trained and certified, yet it is hard to prepare for absolut everything that nature can present to you. So be mindfull and understand that it is within our nature and technology to miss things sometimes. ...Read more
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
Triplets but 1 heartbeat was only 72 at 7-wk ultrasound. How likely is it that this baby won't make it?
Possible.: If your pregnancy dates are correct, the embryonic heart rate is low and increases the risk of fetal loss in the setting of triplets. Your maternal-fetal medicine specialist should be able to reassure you if this resolves or inform you of complications if they arise. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more
Is it possible that the ultrasound technician could not see a triplet hiding behind twins at 11 weeks 3 days?
Yes: Depending on how thorough the study & the training of the tech, missing a fetus is possible. Regular US is a 2 dimensional study and you only see what your probe lights up. ...Read more
Had ultrasound at 8 weeks, showed 3 sacs, 2 empty, 1 with fetus and heartbeat. Is it possible I will be having triplets??
Screening vs confirm: By definition a screening test is done to more individuals to select the group at higher risk for a problem that justifies a greater cost definitive test. All screening tests can be falsely negative or positive. The definitive tests for DS require chromosome analysis. This can be done in limited centers by finding fetal cells in mothers blood, or by CVS or amniocentesis. ...Read more
3 weeks ago I had 2 ultrasounds and I've had 4 ddimers. Dr says not a clot but I've read these test miss them often. Drs won't do more testing. Worried?
Poor picture: The picture given does not give an lot to view making it impossible to see what is circled. My advice would be to see you ob/gyn and show the site that concerns you. This way, you can determine what is concerning in the picture. ...Read more
Yes: It might be beneficial to provide more detail in a followup question. ...Read more
Hi. My ultrasound was clear I still have upper abdo pain. Can the ultrasound miss any gallbladder problems or is it very accurate? Thanks
Bad gallbladder: Fever, vomiting, pain in upper belly, usually right sided, bloating, belching, worse after eating fatty (or other) foods, getting worse over time, several weeks to months, and family history are all symptoms of a bad gallbladder. Hydrate, avoid fatty foods while waiting for your doc visit, diagnostic testing. If the US is negative, a TECH HIDA scan can make the diagnosis. Be well ...Read more
If I had a ultrasound that came back with possible mass/polyp, repeat US at later phase in cycle. What are the chances of it being missed on repeat US?
Uterine polyp/ mass:
There is always a small possibility but that is rare. May also consider/discuss saline hysterogam for better definition.
http://www. Advancedwomensimaging. Com. Au/saline-sono-hysterogram ...Read more
Yes, but: Fibroids can be missed, but only in certain circumstances. If the fibroids are very small or non-distinct, then they may be difficult to spot on an ultrasound. Or if a fibroid is pedunculated and high up above the uterus then it may be hard to see on a transvaginal scan. In those cases a trans-abdominal scan would be needed. But in general, ultrasound is the best way to see fibroids. ...Read more
Ultrasound and DVT: A venous duplex ultrasound is the most accurate test to evaluate for DVT between the lower calf and the groin. The accuracy of the test usually depends on the machine used and the expertise of the ultrasonographer and the interpreter of the exam. 3 negative ultrasounds is certainly strong evidence that no clot would exist between the areas examined. Clots, however, can occur in other areas. ...Read more
Fatty liver: Yes, it can miss it.Get a more detailed answer ›
My daughter has been found to have a heart defect? I am so angry, how could they have missed it on ultrasounds?
Normal response: It is certainly normal for you to feel angry when you get bad news. The fact is ultrasounds vary in sensitivity with the training of the operator & interpreter & the machine used for the procedures. Some us's can verify position of baby, placenta & confirm dates but little more, some are so detailed you see almost everything. Still some defects will only be spotted after birth when blood flow changes. ...Read more
I have missed my periods from two months but my ultrasound is clear and I want to eat gynorit tablet for periods is it fine for me?
Maybe: Gynorit is a combined hormonal birth control pill. These are frequently used to regulate periods. Whether it is safe or right for you depends on many things. With out knowing more of your medical history it is impossible to say. You need to discuss it and other options with your primary care provider and decide together what is best. Best wishes. ...Read more
Last week I had 2 ultrasounds and 3 ddimers. Dr says no clot. Leg still hurts and I'm worried they missed the clot. What should I do?
Should ultrasound below knee be performed lying down or standing? Lying down would seem odd because the technician can miss one side, esp. The SSV.
Impt veins assessed: Beyond the awkwardness of a technician trying to assess a standing patient, the clinically meaningful blood flow through the veins are adequately assessed by a technician practising excellent technique when the patient is lying down. ...Read more
I am a 29 yr I went to the Dr cause I have missed my last 3 monthly cycles and all they did was send me for ultrasound of gallbladder liver what next
I AM ASSUMING:
THAT YOU ALSO HAD A PREGNANCY TEST??????
If NOT GET ONE NOW!
(ARE YOU SURE THE ULTRASOUND WAS NOT AIMING AT YOUR PELVIC ORGANS??)
ASK YOUR QUESTION AGAIN WITH MORE DETAILS!
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Is it posible for ultrasound to miss 1.7 cm liver lesion or could it be new one that is seen in 2nd ultrasond aftr about 2 months of first ultrasound?
Ultrasound: Is highly operator-dependent, so if the location of the lesion was in an area sometimes difficult to visualize on ultrasound (e.g. just below the diaphragm), or is the lesion is only subtly different from adjacent liver, it is possible. It would be unusual for a 1.7cm lesion to develop in such a short time period. ...Read more
Yes frequently: Small stones can easily be missed, by any ultrasound machine especially by office ultrasound machines. Spiral ct scan is the most reliable imaging tool for small kidney stones. Flank pain & microscopic blood in urine are frequently good clues to presence of stones. Good news is that small kidney stones usually pass spontaneously & require no intervention. ...Read more
What kind of cyst: If you mean ovarian cyst. Yes very small ovarian cysts can be missed on ultrasound exam. ...Read more
How likely is it that 2 rounds of bloodwork and 3 ultrasounds within a year missed cirrhosis of the liver?
My 4 week ultrasound saw a sack and baby. My Hcg levels moved upwards as they should. At 8 5/7, they saw a sack but no baby. Is it possible to miss it?
Yes: It is difficult to see a "baby" by ultrasound at 4 weeks gestation as just a gestational sac would be present. At 8 weeks the fetus should be visible within the uterus. ...Read more