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Doctor insights on: How To Read A Transvaginal Sonogram Fetus

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Is it possible to see a sack and a very tiny fetus at 4 weeks and 3 days on a regular ultrasound(not transvaginal)?

Is it possible to see a sack and a very tiny fetus at 4 weeks and 3 days on a regular ultrasound(not transvaginal)?

Possible: If u are not heavy, but u will need followup to make sure it is normal, u need a quant bhcg and a Progesterone level and another us at 6 1/2 weeks at that time should be able to see a small fetus with a htbeat. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

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


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Would an ultrasound of the uterus and a transvaginal ultrasound see a fetus without doing a stomach ultrasound? Just curious

Would an ultrasound of the uterus and a transvaginal ultrasound see a fetus without doing a stomach ultrasound? Just curious

Ultrasound: A fetus would be seen by a pelvic ultrasound and transvaginal ultrasound. If the uterus, tubes and ovaries are evaluated there is no need to look at the stomach which is located just below the ribs on the left side of the upper abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and my fetus should be at least 6 weeks but there s nothing on vaginal ultrasound but gestational sac with age of 5 weeks ?

I'm pregnant and my fetus should be at least 6 weeks but there s nothing on vaginal ultrasound but gestational sac with age of 5 weeks ?

dating: Everyone's fetus shows up at slightly different times. I would recommend a couple HCG levels to insure they are rising and repeat us in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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When i had my transvginal ultrasound at 6 weeks the fetus had heartbeat but at 9 weeks the heartbeat was gone. what could be the cause?

Genetic abnormality: You had an early fetal demise. This is fairly common and most often its a chromosomal (gene) abnormality during early development that is responsible. ...Read more

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had my cycle sept 13th 2014 and its a 31 day cycle. i took a pregnancy test on the 11th of oct and it was postive. i got a ultrasound today (vaginal)and the fetus only measured 5 weeks and 2 days, now how it that possible im suppose to be 6 weeks and 4 d

 had my cycle sept 13th 2014 and its a 31 day cycle.
i took a pregnancy test on the 11th of oct and it was postive.
i got a ultrasound today (vaginal)and the fetus only measured 5 weeks and 2 days,
now how it that possible im suppose to be 6 weeks and 4 d

Dates in pregnancy: When the age of a fetus or a delivery date is calculated from the dates of a women's menstrual cycle we say "plus or minus 2 weeks". Menstrual cycles vary in length and regularity and it is impossible to know the exact moment the pregnancy started. During an ultrasound multiple different measurements of the fetus are taken and while this may be more accurate it is also not exact. ...Read more

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Is there any risk to foetus with transvaginal ultrasound at 7wks 4 days from LMP ?

Is there any risk to foetus with transvaginal ultrasound at 7wks 4 days from LMP ?

Not at all: In the hands of an experience sonographer there is very minimal risk of causing trouble. But limit the number of these studies ...Read more