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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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The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...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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Is transvaginal ultrasound accurate in detecting early pregnancy?

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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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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How early can a transvaginal ultrasound detect pregnancy?

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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Can a transvaginal ultrasound detect pregnancy 5 days after implantation occurs? How long before it can be detected?

Can a transvaginal ultrasound detect  pregnancy 5 days after implantation occurs? How long before it can be detected?

NO not 5 days: In order to see gestational sac ( evidence of pregnancy need just over 30 days , blood HCG level of 1500 , how ever pregnancy test will be positive 10 days after fertilization. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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