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How Many Weeks Gestation Is The Typical Ectopic When It Is Diagnosed
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
Is it possible for the gest sac to measure a week larger early in the first trimester? Could it be larger due to twins? How common are mistakes?
If no fetal pole is seen at 7 weeks, and we are certain the date is accurate, is there still a possibility that it can develop in the coming weeks?
Depends: It depends on how sure you are. You should see a fetal pole by US by seven weeks. Probably best to see your doctor and check serial lab work. May need to repeat the ultrasound depending on the clinicl scenario. Hope this helps. ...Read more
How many weeks off can a vaginal ultrasound be? Is it done by approximate weeks or is it a for sure measurement of weeks?
Life is not exact: Let's say you get an ultrasound, around 8-11 weeks of pregnancy. You are given a number, but that number is an estimate (no test can give you the exact day a natural pregnancy started). The exact day is somewhere from 5-7 days before "the ultrasound estimated day" to 5-7 days after it. (Let's say I have coins in my pocket, and am asked "How much?" I'll guess 2 dollars, but I may have $1.50-$2.50.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can a conception date be determined if it is possible to still conceive in the first 2 weeks of gestational age?
What is the earliest number of week s pregnant when a baby can survive being born early in the neonatal iuc?
How accurate is an ultrasound at 5 weeks 4 days? I was able to see a heartbeat that early. What is the earliest this can be detected?
During the 5th: week is about the earliest the heartbeat can be detected. ...Read more
Is it possible for a pregnancy to occurr around the same time a corpus luteal cyst was newly diagnosed?
If hCG levels have a very wide normal variation, than how is it that doctors determine that a level of 634 is typical 2-3 weeks after conception?
Normal distribution : That value falls within the range (even though it is wide) for that estimated gestational age range. It's similar to saying that a typical birthweight for a full-term newborn is 7lbs, even though we know that the normal full-term birth weights may range from ~5-11 pounds. "normal" or "typical" in the medical sense usially includes ~80-90% of the population. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By the time a woman tests positive on a pregnancy test, is it safe to say that the gestational age at that time is approx 3-4 weeks?
Yes: A transvaginal ultrasound can usually identify a gestational sac by 5 menstrual weeks of pregnancy (3 weeks after conception), and by 6 weeks should be able to identify a fetus. If one is clearly past that gestational age failure to see a pregnancy may indicate a problem. It is helpful to coordinate with an HCG blood level. Your doctor can explain further during the ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it very likely that early ultrasound at 8 weeks, 2 days could have been off on the dating of the pregnancy (conception) by 3 weeks or more?
What is the lowest number of days it is possible after ConceptioN, to see a gestational sac with cells attached to the wall,on a sonogram/ultrasound?
Once betaHCG >1000: Blood levels of betaHCG are better and often more reliable than last menstrual period (LMP) or suspected "conception day" and best correlated with the sonographic findings of current transvaginal ultrasound. Once the betaHCG levels pass 1000mIU/ml, most skilled sonographer may detect a small intrauterine gestational sac , as a first sonographic finding. ...Read more
10-20%.: After your physician can identify limb buds and movements of the embryo your risk will decrease to less than 10%. It will be decreased even further (<1-5%) if your embryo grows well at the end of the first trimester (14 weeks). Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm confused, so when ultrasound determines how far along in pregnancy a woman is, does it tell how old is the baby instead of how long since lmp?
LMP plus 2 wks: An ultrasound measures the size of the baby, of course. The report is given as 'menstrual weeks', which adds 2 wks to the length of time the baby has been developing. A full term pregnancy is considered to be 40 weeks, but the baby is actually developing for 38 wks. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Can the routine fetal anatomy ultrasound be performed earlier than the standard 18-20 weeks? Is 15-16 weeks way too early to have this done?
What does it mean if you go for a transvaginal ultrasound the crown to rump length is 6 weeks on target and a week later measuring 6w2d. Is that normal? Positive hb at both ultrasounds.
When you look at a fetal ultrasound it has two dates on it one is the ga (gestational age) an the other ma is what? Would really like to know thanks
Diagnose w/ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks.levels @ 6,000 hcg. Why cant an ultrasound show an abnormality/sac in Fallopian tube at this stage?
-It'sWhat'sNotThere-: Because an ectopic can occur in lots of places other than just the fallopian tube. And the number of weeks and HCG levels, while helpful in general,don't always ad-up as hoped or expected. And because ultrasound may not be real sensitive at six weeks, and requires skill. I'm impressed that an ectopic is still in consideration. Most important is what's not seen at this point: anything in the uterus ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had ectopic:jan. Pregnant 7wk as per lmp. Had u/s had gestational sac measuring 5.3wk. Hcg4000. Dr said day may b off or ectopic. Is ectopic possible?
Yes but rare: It is possible to have an ectopic pregnancy at the same time as a pregnancy in the uterus, whether the pregnancy in the uterus is healthy or not. This is called a heterotopic pregnancy, and is rare (about 1 in 4000 pregnancies) but is more common with fertility treatment where you release more than one egg. Symptoms may be pain or abnormal bleeding - talk to your doctor asap if experiencing pain. ...Read more
Re transfer 2 embryo during IVF and I am 6 week prgnt but in u/s re see one gestational sacs and no ectopic.Do body reabsorb embryo or anything risky?
This is ok: This is actually a pretty common thing that happens. This is why often re will transfer 2 embryos. Yes the body does resorb one and there is zero risk to the remaining healthy pregnancy. I hope it all goes well forward with one nice embryo and baby. Good luck! ...Read more
Lmp 12/1/13. On 1/8 had ultrasound and saw no gestational sac hCG was at 2600, 1/10 hgc 5700. Dr ruled out ectopic pg. But why wasnt sac visable?
Beta HCG 3700, doubling normally, w5d5 pregnant by LMP, and no gestational SAC seen on Vaginal US. This means Ectopic ?
6w3d preg from LMP,report says gestational sac present, yolk sac absent, maybe psuedo sac? What does this mean? Scan 2mo for ectopic pregnancy.
Im 6 wk 2days pregnant IVF. My gestational sac is empty and my doctor wants to do a laparoscopy to see if it an ectopic pregnancy. Is it to soon?
Yes!: An empty gestational sac means that you have an intrauterine pregnancy, but it may be too early to tell if it is viable. The problem with IVF is the possibility of twins one which could be tubal. However, it is vital that he check with HCG levels and ultrasounds before subjecting you to a surgery that could definitely end the pregnancy. If you are not having any pain or bleeding. ...Read more
If a Gestational sac is in the uterus is it possible to be an ectopic pregnancy? Or is a tubal pregnancy ruled out.
Unlikely but possibl: Heterotopic pregnancies (one "inside" one "outside") are uncommon but can happen. They are more common with assisted reproduction vs. natural, but can happen either way. The risk is not statistically higher than 1 in 100 and is usually much lower. Keep an eye on things but it's not likely for ectopic. Good wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hcg 20000 mar 5, hCG 27500 mar 11, vaginal us found only small gestation sac at eight week in uterus. Doc suspicious for ectopic?
Assuming the HCG..: ..Levels are accurate, your do not have a viable pregnancy.. The sono confirms this. I would do an endometrial biopsy to see if your pregnancy is intrauterine, and consider Methotrexate therapy as treatment for an ectopic if present. I would expect some pain and bleeding if you have an ectopic. ...Read more
I am 29 & this my 2nd pregnancy. The first one was ectopic. The sonographic report says anteverted uterus bulky. Gestational age 4.5 weeks. Worry?
Diagnosing ectopic: That ultrasound report is not very helpful. It's usually impossible to see a gestational sac at 4.5 weeks. Making the diagnosis of ectopic may require serial blood tests to watch the HCG hormone levels rise, and repeat ultrasounds. As a guideline, when your HCG level reaches about 1200, you should be able to see a tiny gestational sac in the uterus. Good luck! ...Read more
I am 6 weeks pregnant and an ultrasound showed a gestational sac and yolk sac, but no embryo, does this mean I could still have an ectopic pregnancy?
Very unlikely: I presume the gestational sac and yolk sac are located in the uterus, in this case, the chance of a concomitant tubal pregnancy is extremely small, almost negligible. Hopefully, you do not have any bleeding or cramping, in which case, the ultrasound may be repeated in 7-10 days to determine viability (presence of a fetal pole with heart beat). Best Wishes ...Read more
Unspecified ectopic pregnancy W/O intrauterine preg. Told a gestational sac and yolk sac was seen between the left ovary and uterus. What that mean?
Hi doctor, in pregnancy, if gestational sac is seen in gravid uterus, is there any possibility of another sac in tubes(ectopic) or ovary? Pls guide
Misssed period mid-July; nausea and vomiting until last Friday: heavy Bleeding commence cont. with huge clots and vaginal tissue; still bleeding (pv) now; blood test bHCG level at 4000 today. Sonogram shows no uterine gestation. Is this ectopic ?
Maybe: Would need to see another level or two to confirm if dropping. If its an ectopic the level will often plateau, whereas if you passed most of the pregnancy already the level will drop. If you haven't seen a gynecologist, you need to and if bleeding severe, an ER visit may be needed. Molar pregnancy is also possible. ...Read more
Probably not.: Although cesarean sections have many adverse implications for future reproduction, increasing the risk of ectopic pregnancies is not one of them. The adhesions caused by cesarean section typically do not involve the tubes, rather the bladder. When the tubes are affected, infertility can occur, as can ectopics. I am not aware of any good data to prove a link with ectopics, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimal risk factor: Any pelvic surgery can increase the risk of an ectopic if any tubal damage is involved or if there are multiple adhesions (scar tissue). Like anyone else, if you have an early pregnancy and experience any pain with or without bleeding, check with your doc asap. You can also ask your doc how your tubes looked at c-section, (for peace of mind). Prior ectopic is a larger risk factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Vaginal bleeding is one of the common presenting complaints in patients with an ectopic pregnancy. Although this type of bleeding does not represent menstruation (a period) it is often not easy to distinguish from a period, particularly for women with irregular menses. For this reason, any bleeding that occurs early in pregnancy should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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