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How Early In Pregnancy Can Ultrasound Detect
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
Should too many ultrasounds be avoided? Could they cause miscarriage, especially in early pregnancy?
US only when necess.: Ultrasound (us) is a very safe examination. However, it should be used only when necessary to properly care for the patient or fetus. Why? Us uses high frequency sound waves that we cannot hear, but do have energy. Some us techniques involving doppler to look at blood flow are even more energetic. We do not know for sure what that energy could do to a fetus or embryo, so no us unless necessar. ...Read more
Can longer implantation time affect dating ultrasounds in early pregnancy?Can it affect growth estimates in early pregnancy and date you behind?
"Dating" a fetus: The "dating" refers to the gestational age of the developing fetus not a social romantic encounter. Ultrasounds are only accurate plus or minus 2 weeks gestation unless done serially.(more than one). 'That is why OB MD's use multiple parameters to date pregnancies including LMP(last period), pelvic exam uterine size, etc. "Dating" is an inexact science in life and medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Can early iugr be diagnosed in the first trimester of pregnancy? If all ultrasounds match up does this mean pregnant progressing normally?
Are vaginal ultrasounds safe during early pregnancy? Can they cause miscarriage? Had mild cramping for a day after getting one done and it scared me.
How accurate are ultrasounds during early pregnancy? I had one at the ER are the ones given in the obgyn office more accurate? Thoughts? Transvaginal
Both are accurate: Er and ob/gyn are both accurate for gestational age; typically transvaginal is more accurate than transabdominal. Ultrasound performed in the er in early pregnancy are typically ordered to confirm whether or not you are pregnant, and how far along you are. The scans typically performed by your ob/gyn are often are more detailed to determine how your fetus and its anatomy are developing. ...Read more
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
About 6-7 weeks : Depending on the first day of your last period usually we see a pregnancy around 6-7 weeks (we see a thickening of the uterus lining first around 4 weeks, then a sac with fluid with a little dot (fetal pole) around 5 weeks. If we look with a transvaginal ultrasound we see it around 6-7 (with heartbeat). If you are not sure about dates we do a bhcg; 1500 transvaginal, 2500 abdominal ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out i'm pregnant at baylor in irving. They did a vaginal sonogram but they couldn't see anything is that normal for early pregnancy?
Yes: It may be too early to see the sac.Sometimes gestational sac is not visible on ultrasound until 5weeks after conception. ...Read more
I seen my obgyn and im to have a vaginal ultrasound why is that could it be that im in my early stage of pregancy or its other problems thats going on?
How early will a pregnancy show up on sonogram? I tested positive, but the sonogram doesn't show anything. Is there a point before which the pregnancy won't show on the sonogram?
Depends: Ultrasound are very accurate particularly in the 1st trimester, and are often only 1-2 days off, if at all, from the estimated due date. The later along in pregnancy you get your ultrasound done, however, the less accurate the dating will be. Congrats on your pregnancy and best wishes! ...Read more
I am pregnant. I went to doctor and they looked through ultra sound couldn't see anything. Said early pregnancy hCG level is 28. Is baby ok?
You tell us: Only you know when you could have gotten pregnant. The answer to this question is only going to be known with dates and more data. What did your physician tell you? Why did you not share that VITAL piece of information in your question? If you are more than six weeks then no baby on ultrasound means the pregnancy is not viable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sonogram indicates gestational sac 25.2mm at 7 weeks 1 day,embryo 5.2 mm.also indicated an early pregnancy demise.am i having miscarriage?
Heartbeat: Clarify with your doctor if a heartbeat was seen in the baby. At 7 weeks a heartbeat should be easy to see. If not then a miscarriage is likely. ...Read more
How soon can a pelvic ultrasound tell if your preganant? Can a corpus lutem be a early sign of pregenacy? Can a ovarian cyst be a very early sign?
4 weeks: Earlier ultrasound can show signs such as thickened endometrium but pregnancy cannot be confirmed until a gestational sac is seen. A yolk sac & embryo are more diagnostic but may not be seen until later. An HCG level of 1, 000 should correlate with a gest sac. A cl or ovarian cyst occur with ovulation so are not early signs of pregnancy. Take care. ...Read more
Can a transvaginal ultrasound miss an early preganancy or urine test ? I went to the ER and doctor say everything look good no preggo.
Yes: Certainly, you can request not to have any ultrasounds during your pregnancy. However, ultrasound has been used for decades and there are no known consistent health risks to a developing fetus. They are safe. Ultrasound is an easy way to look for potential health issues which may be addressed before delivery, or at least can be anticipated for intervention after delivery. Trust your ob. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common are partial molar pregnancies among Caucasians? Can they be picked up on a an ultrasound at 5 weeks gestation? Possible signs?
1:1500: The incidence of a molar pregnancy is about 1 in 1500. If you've previously had a molar pregnancy, its about 1 in 150. In early pregnancy, the symptoms are much the same as a normal pregnancy. Sometimes you can have spotting or more severe nausea and vomiting. U/S at 5 weeks is not always reliable for ruling out molar pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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