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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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How safe is transvaginal ultrasound during pregnancy?

Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Board Certified, Radiology
42 years in practice
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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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Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Transvaginal ultrasound for early pregnancy is safe?

Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Transvaginal ultrasound for early pregnancy is safe?
Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How soon can a transvaginal ultrasound see a pregnancy ?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How soon can a transvaginal ultrasound see a pregnancy ?

Transvaginal ultraso: 'The first that you can usually see on a transvaginal ultrasound (around 5+ weeks) is the gestational sac (GA). The gestational sac is a structure that surrounds the embryo and can be seen even before the embryo is visible. About 7-10 days later the embryo can be seen on transvaginal ultrasound at around 6w3d plus the fetal heart beat.' http://www.babymed.com/ultrasound/earliest-ultrasound-diagnos ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Does the transvaginal ultrasound accurate in how long is your pregnancy?

Dr. Rebecca Gray
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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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Dr. Eva Duckett
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Is transvaginal ultrasound accurate in detecting early pregnancy?

Dr. Eva Duckett
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Is transvaginal ultrasound accurate in detecting early pregnancy?

Yes: At 5-6 weeks a gestational sac and pregnancy reaction can be seen. At about 7 weeks a tiny fetal pole and heartbeat can be seen. At less than 5 weeks, nothing may be seen so would need to check blood and urine results before planning for sono. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Saponaro
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What is transvaginal ultrasound in pregnancy>?

Dr. Stephen Saponaro
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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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Dr. Alan Patterson
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How soon can a transvaginal ultrasound detect pregnancy?

Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Sudeepa Gupta
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Is transvaginal ultrasound contraindicated if i' m not sure if i' m positive for pregnancy or not ?

Dr. Sudeepa Gupta
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No: It is safe to do transvaginal usg in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
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How early can a transvaginal ultrasound detect pregnancy?

Dr. Walter Kobasa
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
32 years in practice
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Around 6 weeks: Usually a quantatative bhcg(preg test with number) which increases in early pregancy. When the number gets to 2500-3000 an us will usually be able to diagnose pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. John Harris
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Do transvaginal ultrasound 100% sure in detecting a one week pregnancy?

Dr. John Harris
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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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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