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How safe is transvaginal ultrasound during pregnancy?

How safe is transvaginal ultrasound during pregnancy?

Pretty Safe: Assuming that the membranes are intact (water not broken), there should be no significant risks. In the case of ruptured membranes the same precautions should be used as for an internal exam. Labial prep and sterile probe cover. ...Read more

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Does the transvaginal ultrasound accurate in how long is your pregnancy?

Very accurate: First trimester ultrasounds are very accurate in dating a pregnancy. If the ultrasound date is more than 7 days different for the last menstrual period; the pregnancy is usually redated by the ultrasound due date. ...Read more

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What is transvaginal ultrasound in pregnancy>?

What is transvaginal ultrasound in pregnancy>?

Ultrasound pelvis: This exam technique is used primarily in the first trimester to give us a more detailed and accurate assessment of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How soon can a transvaginal ultrasound detect pregnancy?

How soon can a transvaginal ultrasound detect pregnancy?

U can see a sac at 5: Weeks but in order to tell if it is viable , u need to see a htbeat which can be seen at 6 1/2 weeks. ...Read more

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Do transvaginal ultrasound 100% sure in detecting a one week pregnancy?

Do transvaginal ultrasound 100% sure in detecting a one week pregnancy?

No: The sensitivity of a transvaginal us is operator dependent and usually don't see anything until the hcg level is 5000 or so which usually corresponds to 4-5 weeks pregnant ...Read more

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Is a beta of 1684 okay for a 4 week 2 day pregnancy saw gestational sac just on transvaginal ultrasound ?

Is a beta of 1684 okay for a 4 week 2 day pregnancy saw gestational sac just on transvaginal ultrasound ?

Maybe.: It sounds within the normal range but their are charts to compare age and normal bHCG levels that I don't currently have reference to. If your doctor or US tech wasn't concerned then you shouldn't be either. If you are bleeding or concerned about miscarriage, see your doctor/provider immediately. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to miss a pregnancy on transvaginal ultrasound if its been 10 weeks since last encounter?

Would it be possible to miss a pregnancy on transvaginal ultrasound if its been 10 weeks since last encounter?

Not likely at 10: Weeks. Even if you are only 6 weeks it is likely you'll see the embryo on ultrasound, if there is pne there. ...Read more

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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Transvaginal Ultrasound (Definition)

An ultrasound is an imaging study in which a probe emits and receives sound waves which rebound off of internal organs in order to visualize them. For a transvaginal ultrasound a specially designed probe is lubricated and placed into the vagina in order to better ...Read more


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