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How can you miss triplet on ultrasound?

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

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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Triplets but 1 heartbeat was only 72 at 7-wk ultrasound. How likely is it that this baby won't make it?

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

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Is it possible that the ultrasound technician could not see a triplet hiding behind twins at 11 weeks 3 days?

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

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Had ultrasound at 8 weeks, showed 3 sacs, 2 empty, 1 with fetus and heartbeat. Is it possible I will be having triplets??

Had ultrasound at 8 weeks, showed 3 sacs, 2 empty, 1 with fetus and heartbeat. Is it possible I will be having triplets??

1 baby: If I understand your question correctly you said that only one baby was seen at 8 weeks. If there were other babies they would have also been visible. You can ask your doctor doing the sonogram to confirm the findings and explain the results. ...Read more

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3 ovarian follicles ultrasound, triplets?

3 ovarian follicles ultrasound, triplets?

Very unlikely: Though not impossible. If you got 3 follicles on Clomid (clomiphene) your chance of triplets is roughly 1/1000; if on hmg (shots) the chance may be as high as 5%. You list 47 years as your age; if this is true, the chance is (i'm sorry) basically zero. ...Read more

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How could Down syndrome be missed on targeted ultrasound in a 40 year old?

How could Down syndrome be missed on targeted ultrasound in a 40 year old?

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

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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?

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?

Assuming: The d dimer was very low, you have no risk factors for dvt, and the ultrasounds (optimally separated in time by a few days) were normal there is no further need for testing. ...Read more

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Could a second baby have been missed on my last ultrasound?

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

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What is the likelihood for an ultrasound scan to miss something?

Yes: It might be beneficial to provide more detail in a followup question. ...Read more

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Can a twin be missed at 12 week ultrasound?

Can a twin be missed at 12 week ultrasound?

Yes: Mistakes happen. However, it is very unlikely. If you are concerned, speak with your doctor. A second ultrasound should confirm the initial findings. ...Read more

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Hi. My ultrasound was clear I still have upper abdo pain. Can the ultrasound miss any gallbladder problems or is it very accurate? Thanks

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

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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?

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

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Can fibroids be missed on an ultrasound?

Can fibroids be missed on an ultrasound?

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

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Would 3 ultrasounds of the leg miss a dvt?

Would 3 ultrasounds of the leg miss a dvt?

DVT: It woulld be very unusual for 3 us to miss dvt. Venous us is quite sensitive and specific for diagnosis of both DVT and superficial thrombosis. Why do you need to repeat three us of leg. Do you have any symtoms such as leg swelling/pain? Hopely radiologist agrees with me. I haven't seen any. ...Read more

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How common is it to miss twins on a 7 week ultrasound?

How common is it to miss twins on a 7 week ultrasound?

Very common: Finding twins at this stage of pregnancy is dependent on finding two gestational sacs that are very small. ...Read more

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My daughter has been found to have a heart defect? I am so angry, how could they have missed it on ultrasounds?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Consider other dx: No test is perfect, but five negative ones add up. Do you have risk factors for a blood clot like immobility or a hypercoagulable disorder? If not, a musculoskeletal etiology my be more likely. ...Read more

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Triplets (Definition)

Triplets are siblings resulting from one pregnancy that carried ...Read more