How can you miss triplet on ultrasound - Doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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