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How early in pregnancy can you have a scan?

How early in pregnancy can you have a scan?

Depends on purpose: If the goal is to look at baby for seeing normal fetal anatomy, the earliest would be 18 weeks. This allows the m ajor organ systems to be formed to the point of being able to be evaluated. Before 18 weeks the heart has not finished forming and therefore a scan performed prior to this date does not really look at the normally formed fetal heart but a precursor. ...Read more

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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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How early in prgnacy can you get an ultrasound?

How early in prgnacy can you get an ultrasound?

6-8 weeks: The best time to have a first ultrasound in pregnancy is 6-8 weeks. At this time a heartbeat and fetal pole (fetus) should be seen. If not, could be due inaccurate lmp. Early ultrasounds may see the gestational sac and no fetus, thus need repeating. Therefore, best time is at around 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you ever had a ectopic pregnancy in the past?

How can you tell if you ever had a ectopic pregnancy in the past?

You would know: Ectopic pregnancy is typically in the tube and an obstetrical emergency. It would have required and intervention. ...Read more

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I would like to know the signs of pregnancy and also how can I have a pregnancy test at home ?

I would like to know the signs of pregnancy and also how can I have a pregnancy test at home ?

See below: You can buy a test kit at a pharmacy. Do the test on the first morning urine, two weeks after a missed period, and be sure to follow the directions in the package insert. See this site for signs of pregnancy. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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How early in a pregnancy can you do a DNA test on the baby?

How early in a pregnancy can you do a DNA test on the baby?

12 weeks: At 12 weeks gestation, you can have an amniotomy done to take sloughed skin cells to test for genetic disorders. However, it is not a risk-free procedure, and you should discuss the risks with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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How soon after a d&c can you conceive? Can you be so early in pregnancy that your + sign can be so faint but you still can see it. Are is hCG left in

How soon after a d&c can you conceive? Can you be so early in pregnancy that your + sign can be so  faint but you still can see it. Are is hCG left in

I see your ?: Your question is, is it possible that your pregnancy test is possible because there's still some HCG left in your blood stream from the miscarriage, or is this a new pregnancy. Without dates it's impossible to answer the question precisely. But you are right, the hormone of pregnancy can linger for a few days/weeks. With a D&C the levels drop much faster. More information needed to answer. ...Read more

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How soon can a pregnancy show in blood test if i know the ovulation timing ?

How soon can a pregnancy show in blood test if i know the ovulation timing ?

Usually 1-2 weeks: These tests are fairly reliable at this time period but better within the first 3-4 weeks. Knowledge of ovulation timing probably does not factor into determining the effectiveness of the test. ...Read more

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How early can you see a tubal on ultrasound?

How early can you see a tubal on ultrasound?

About 4.5 weeks: A transvaginal ultrasound is the most dependable way to show where a pregnancy is. A pregnancy in the uterus is visible 6 weeks after the last menstrual period. An ectopic pregnancy is likely if there are no signs of an embryo or fetus in the uterus but HCG levels are elevated or rising. ...Read more

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Do you usually need an appointment for a blood pregnancy test at a gyn dr? How early can you have it done?

Do you usually need an appointment for a blood pregnancy test at a gyn dr? How early can you have it done?

See below: Blood test for pregnancy can be positive as soon as a day after a missed period. Whether you need an appointment or not would depend on your doctor, there are no hard and fast rules on that. ...Read more

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How early can you have pregnancy signs that ob can see?

How early can you have pregnancy signs that ob can see?

Depends: But your OB can diagnose pregnancy with a blood test beofre the time of your missed period and I do a Progesterone level also as a high progetserone is good, a low Progesterone is bad and your OB should be able to see a sac in the uterus at 5 weeks, and a htbeat at 6 1/2 weeks. ...Read more

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When during pregnancy do you have to be to see the pregnancy in a vaginal sonogram?

When during pregnancy do you have to be to see the pregnancy in a vaginal sonogram?

5 wks: By 5 wks you can see a gestational sac. By 6 weeks you can see a pole with a heartbeat. ...Read more

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Can a transvaginal ultrasound detect a pregnancy 10 days after intercourse, how long do you have to wait to see the first signs of pregnancy ?

Can a transvaginal ultrasound detect a pregnancy 10 days after intercourse, how long do you have to wait to see the first signs of pregnancy ?

No chance: No ultrasound can detect a pregnancy until the HCG ('quant') rises to at least 1500-2000, even a sensitive pregnancy test may not be completely reliable 10 days after intercourse. ...Read more

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Can i take a test 9 day before my periods due and how accurate would it be or whats the earliest i can take a pregnancy test i have 2 children already?

Can i take a test 9 day before my periods due and how accurate would it be or whats the earliest i can take a pregnancy test i have 2 children already?

Waste of time: The urine pregnancy test relies on hormones made by the developing embryo after implantation.Before implantation (days after conception), there is no hormones to test.In the early days after implantation, the level may be too low to turn the test positive.At the point you are late, there might be enough to test positive, but early on this can still be negative. ...Read more

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How early in a pregnancy do you start having symptons?

How early in a pregnancy do you start having symptons?

Back to High School: When you miss a period. Remember: a fetus is conceived one to five days after sex. Then a fetus is not in any way physically or chemically connected to the mother until it is large enough to have blood and chemicals that the mother can detect. That is about fourteen days after conception and the missed period is the first real symptom of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell if i had a miscarriage in the first 3 weeks ? and how long after can they test for it ?

Can a doctor tell if i had a miscarriage in the first 3 weeks ? and how long after can they test for it ?

HCG levels: Certainly have your beta sub unit HCG levels, both qualitative and quantitative levels will confirm the integrity of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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How many weeks until a pregnancy test can show up positive or negative? And how early can you show signs of being pregnant ?

How many weeks until a pregnancy test can show up positive or  negative? And how early can you show signs of being pregnant ?

Differences: Some tests are more sensitive and accurate, but all honest ones should work win a week or two from fertilization. Here's info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pregnancy_test See a doctor or a clinic to info and help to be sure. Best! ...Read more

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What can I expect in a mid-pregnancy ultrasound?

What can I expect in a mid-pregnancy ultrasound?

Anatomic survey: A mid-pregnancy ultrasound is designed to visualize the organs and look for the most common congenital abnormalities. The sex and gestational age can be determined, and if there are any problems seen, i referral can be made to a maternal fetal medicine expert for a targeted level iii ultrasound. ...Read more

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How early in pregnancy can you have a scan?

Depends on purpose: If the goal is to look at baby for seeing normal fetal anatomy, the earliest would be 18 weeks. This allows the m ajor organ systems to be formed to the point of being able to be evaluated. Before 18 weeks the heart has not finished forming and therefore a scan performed prior to this date does not really look at the normally formed fetal heart but a precursor. ...Read more

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How early can a scan detect pregnancy?

How early can a scan detect pregnancy?

Around 5 weeks: Very early changes may be seen by 5 weeks but fetal heart activity will reliably be seen by 7 weeks (on transvaginal scans). ...Read more

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Can you explain me about attached my wives Early Pregnancy Scan (TAS) result report?

Can you explain me about attached my wives Early Pregnancy Scan (TAS) result report?

Using this site: This is the public HT site where volunteer doc answer general healthcare questions. It does not allow the docs to see any lab, pictures, x-rays or other uploads. That feature is specific to the concierge service , HT Prime where you sign up for additional direct services. ...Read more

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Slept wiith someone 25 apr n then new partner on 30may.Had early scan 8th sep.It said was v early pregnancy an repeat in a week.I was 7wk 1.Who dad?

Slept wiith someone 25 apr n then new partner on 30may.Had early scan 8th sep.It said was v early pregnancy an repeat in a week.I was 7wk 1.Who dad?

Last menstruation: You slept with this people about 35 days in between. If you have monthly regular menstruation the daddy of your child would not be in question.To better help you, you need to include your last menstrual period- the first day. Goodluck. ...Read more

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In my early Tiffa scan ,"no adxnenal pathology seen" is it any problem in my pregnancy ?

In my early Tiffa scan ,"no adxnenal pathology seen" is it any problem in my pregnancy
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Normal: This is what the radiologist says when everything is normal with regard to your tubes and ovaries ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a gallium scan early in pregnancy?

Radiation Exposure: Gallium-67 emits gamma radiation. The organ with maximal exposure is the lower colon. Which gets around 4.5 rads. I couldn't find a dose for the uterus but the ovaries get about 1.4 rads. The uterus probably gets somewhere in between the 2 values. Gallium-67 is considered pregnancy category 3 which means that safety in pregnancy is uncertain. Should be used only if risks are exceeded by benefits. ...Read more

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Will MRI scan have any effect on the baby during the early stages of pregnancy. (6 weeks)?

Will MRI scan have any effect on the baby during the early stages of pregnancy.  (6 weeks)?

No: Many are confused by past worries about radiation & exposure to the fetus, but a MRI has no radiation to begin with.The big machines are kept in the radiology department, but the active energy uses is magnetism which has no effect on a fetus at all at any stage of pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage 2m ago I am worried it will happen again this pregnancy is it possible to go for a early scan I'm 5 wks?

I had a miscarriage 2m ago I am worried it will happen again this pregnancy is it possible to go for a early scan I'm 5 wks?

Have scan done: Have a scan done in hopes that the sonographer will be able to see an embryo and a heart beat, which there is a good chance that they will. If not, ask to repeat the scan in two weeks. ...Read more

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Went for an early 5 week pregnancy scan and she said I have luteal cysts which was causing pain but seems to have stopped. I'm still 5 weeks, normal?

Went for an early 5 week pregnancy scan and she said I have luteal cysts which was causing pain but seems to have stopped. I'm still 5 weeks, normal?

Cant tell u that : Here, your OB can do another scan at 6 1/2 weeks and should be able to see a fetus with a htbeat by then. ...Read more

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Can a early pregnancy be mistaken for 2 fibroids 2x2cm in a internal camera scan?

Can a early pregnancy be mistaken for 2 fibroids 2x2cm in a internal camera scan?

Ultrasound: Fibroids and an early gestational sac look entirely different on ultrasound. Even on a vaginal ultrasound. So, no, a pregnancy cannot be mistaken for fibroids. ...Read more

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Are internal scans safe in early pregnancy? Some women reported a miscarriage days after scan insisting there is harm but not yet proven. I'm worried

Are internal scans safe in early pregnancy? Some women reported a miscarriage days after scan insisting there is harm but not yet proven. I'm worried

No evidence of harm: After several decades of use and of research, there is still no scientific evidence that ultrasonography whether internal or external is harmful to human embryos and fetuses. The anecdotal stories of some women "who reported a miscarriage days after scan" unfortunately can not be viewed as reliable or scientific. Pregnancy losses are sadly very common (up to 15-25%) without prior "internal scans" ...Read more

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In early pregnancy LMP or ultrasound is accurate? Scan showing 4W6d and as per lmp it is 5W2d, saw sac and tiny yolk sac. Need to worry? :(:(reg perds

In early pregnancy LMP or ultrasound is accurate? Scan showing 4W6d and as per lmp it is 5W2d, saw sac and tiny yolk sac. Need to worry? :(:(reg perds

3 day difference: All tests have error bands. You report a three day difference in two methods of estimating your fetus' gestational age. The key word in that sentence was estimating. Try to relax and enjoy your pregnancy and future baby. ...Read more

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If i ovulated early in my cycle, would my pregnancy dating scan reflect that? Would my edd be based on LMP and not my ultrasound?

If i ovulated early in my cycle, would my pregnancy dating scan reflect that? Would my edd be based on LMP and not my ultrasound?

CRL better than LMP: Ultrasound measurements and dating of a "5 week" unassisted pregnancy is imprecise due to biological/ technical limitations. Also, it is difficult to know the exact time of fertilization, because the timing of ovulation and fertilization varies from woman to woman. So, the variables are: first day of LMP, actual time of ovulation, and actual time of fertilization, and transit time to uterus. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan detect pregnancy when having a CT scan for appendix? How early cam it detect a pregnancy ?

Can a CT scan detect pregnancy when having a CT scan for appendix? How early cam it detect a pregnancy ?

Shouldn't be used: Nearly all facilities will test for pregnancy with a blood test prior to performing a ct scan on a women of childbearing age due to potentially harmful radiation effects to a developing embryo or fetus. Whether they told you or not they probably checked at the time you were evaluated for appendicitis. It is rare to see a fetus on a ct scan because of this, but sometimes is seen in emergency scan. ...Read more

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Can a PET/CT scan detect early pregnancy? I believe I am about 5 weeks pregnant and am choosing to terminate, but I have a scan in the next few days.

Can a PET/CT scan detect early pregnancy? I believe I am about 5 weeks pregnant and am choosing to terminate, but I have a scan in the next few days.

PET scan & PG: If you are planning to terminate the pregnancy immediately especially by the medication approach, then doing a PET/CT scan should wait until that is completed if the test is being done for another diagnostic concern besides pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal CT scan detect early pregnancy?

Can an abdominal CT scan detect early pregnancy?

Possibly yes but: You don't want a ct scan if your think you are pregnant. Modern us exam is much safer for the fetus and is more sensitive. ...Read more

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How early can you have symptoms of pregnancy and still negative test?

How early can you have symptoms of pregnancy and still negative test?

Pregnancy: You may have symptoms potentially as early as when you miss your period. If the HCG level isn't quite high enough to trip a "positive" response for the pregnancy test, it may not show as a positive. In this case, you can repeat a week (or less later). Take care. ...Read more

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How early can you have pregnancy signs that ob can see?

Depends: But your OB can diagnose pregnancy with a blood test beofre the time of your missed period and I do a Progesterone level also as a high progetserone is good, a low Progesterone is bad and your OB should be able to see a sac in the uterus at 5 weeks, and a htbeat at 6 1/2 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more