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I have level 2 ultrasound with perinatologist. What is that?

I have level 2 ultrasound with perinatologist. What is that?

Level 2 ultrasound: A level 2 ultrasound, by a Perinatologist is a targeted or a detailed fetal ultrasound done by a doctor who specializes in high risk obstetrics. Perinatologists are trained in fetal ultrasounds and their level 2 ultrasounds are designed to detect various different fetal anomalies. ...Read more

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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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How much ultrasound training must a perinatologist have in order to be reimbursed for performing and interpreting a fetal sonogram?

Ultrasound training: A perinatologist spends three years doing a fellowship in maternal fetal medicine. During that 3 year training, a significant amount of time is spent learning fetal ultrasound. ...Read more

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When u go get a level two ultrasound do you pay. For pics or 3d pics of the ultrasound?

When u go get a level two ultrasound do you pay. For pics or 3d pics of the ultrasound?

Depends: Depends on the policy of the facility. I am against handing out pictures- it's a medical imaging test, not a photo studio. ...Read more

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I recently had an ultrasound that showed a markedly thickened and irregular stripe, 23mm. My hcg levels are more than doubling every two days,?

I recently had an ultrasound that showed a markedly thickened and irregular stripe, 23mm. My hcg levels are more than doubling every two days,?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, rapidly doubling HCG levels mean pregnancy or tumor of the chorionic tissue. You need to discuss it the the doctor who is ordering the tests. ...Read more

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My baby is 2 months old. Her AST level went from 87 to 100 in two weeks. Ultrasound showed enlarged liver but nothing serious. What else can this be?

My baby is 2 months old. Her AST level went from 87 to 100 in two weeks. Ultrasound showed enlarged liver but nothing serious. What else can this be?

Many possible causes: There are a number of possible causes of enlarged liver and elevated liver enzymes, ranging from certain metabolic disorders or infections to structural problems. Evaluation usually includes blood tests, ultrasound, seeing a liver specialist, and sometimes other scans or biopsies. ...Read more

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Tsh levels. 29 range 0.4 - 5.0 free t3 (liothyronine) is 2.6 range 2.5 - 3.9 free t4 is 0.9 range is 0.6 - 1.5 ultrasound of thyroid revealed two colloid cysts. Help?

Tsh levels. 29 range 0.4 - 5.0 free t3 (liothyronine) is 2.6 range 2.5 - 3.9 free t4 is 0.9 range is 0.6 - 1.5 ultrasound of thyroid revealed two colloid cysts. Help?

Borderline abnormal: The free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 levels are normal. The TSH is borderline low. Typically the TSH is the most sensitive indicator of your thyroid level, and when low suggests that your thyroid level may be high (overactive). Currently you do not have enough of an abnormality to treat. The colloid cysts are usually of no significance. You should simply repeat the thyroid levels in 1 month. ...Read more

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Two previous m/cs. If already pregnant, can maternal fetal medicine doctor do something to help or is it too late?

Two previous m/cs. If already pregnant, can maternal fetal medicine doctor do something to help or is it too late?

Yes: A maternal fetal medicine specialist can help you even if you are already pregnant. There are certain tests that can be run and if those tests are abnormal then you might be able to be treated. ...Read more

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Ultrasound level 2 showed swollen kidney. What could cause this?

Ultrasound level 2 showed swollen kidney. What could cause this?

Blockage vs infxn: A swollen kidney may be due to either a distal blockage or infection of the kidney or any part of the urinary tract system.
Was there any mention in the report if the renal collecting system was dilated? What additional tests are they doing for you? ...Read more

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Is conception usually two weeks after gestational age from ultrasound?

Yes: That's basically correct, it's close to 2 weeks. Ultrasound dating is calculated as if it's from a 'theoretical' last menstrual period, so actual conception would be around 2 weeks after. ...Read more

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Do doctors still add on two weeks from first ultrasound if not going by LMP?

Do doctors still add on two weeks from first ultrasound if not going by LMP?

Not really.: Dating the pregnancy is done my last period date either real or assigned. Ultrasound dating is the same, and gives an Expected Date based on measurements. Its all the same LMP dating. We do not get into conception dating since this is even more "imaginary." Your OB should be able to confirm your LMP dating or discard it based on early Ultrasound findings. Be careful about late Ultrasound re-dating ...Read more

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With ultrasound done at 14 weeks. Can due date be off by two or three weeks Edd feb 9?

With ultrasound done at 14 weeks. Can due date be off by two or three weeks Edd feb 9?

Ultrasound dating: Ultrasounds can have a two week plus or minus fudge factor in the second trimester. By the time you get to third trimester, they can be off by three weeks. More than likely, your doctor will do a second one to compare growth and dates later on if there is a large discrepancy. ...Read more

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Hi doctors if I had two early dating ultrasounds they can't both be off by more than 3 days right?

Hi doctors if I had two early dating ultrasounds they can't both be off by more than 3 days right?

Ultrasound +/- 8%: Properly performed and interpreted ultrasound examinations have a variability of 8% plus or minus the measured dating.

Ultrasound dating at 5 weeks 0 days should have a 95% confidence range of 4 weeks 4 days to 5 weeks 3 days which is +/- 8%. Later in pregnancy, 8% will be larger than 3 days. ...Read more

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If my baby was breech at my last two ultrasounds does that mean she will stay like that I am 23 weeks now?

If my baby was breech at my last two ultrasounds does that mean she will stay like that I am 23 weeks now?

Breech at 23 weeks..: Good news! Breech at 23 weeks in no way predicts final presentation. She will be flipping/ turning more times than you will care to count over the next months and has lots of time to get into the ideal head first presentation before delivery! Congratulations, and make that prenatal visit with pediatricians in your area if you don't have one picked out so you can find the right fit for you and baby. ...Read more

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My bilirubin level is 2.1 and other leaver test is normal also the ultrasound is normal. So why bilirubin is at 2.1?

My bilirubin level is 2.1 and other leaver test is normal also the ultrasound is normal. So why bilirubin is at 2.1?

Probably Gilbert's: Gilbert’s syndrome is due to deficiency of an enzyme that helps to excrete bilirubin, so the indirect bilirubin is usually elevated, without increases in alkaline phosphatase. Patients with gilbert’s syndrome are prone to develop higher bili levels from time to time. The risk increases with fasting, dehydration, repeated and profuse vomiting, infections, exertion and stress and after a surgery. ...Read more

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Last week thursday I had an ultrasound done and they said my ga is 8 weeks 3 days, does this include two weeks prior to conception?

US date is from LMP: Typically, the estimated gestational age by ultrasound is measured from the date of the first day of last menstrual period. This helps to compare with your expected gestational age.

Try this site for calculators and further information:

http://www. Perinatology. Com/calculators/due-date. Htm. ...Read more

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Do ultrasounds add two preconception weeks when measuring baby? If baby measures 12 w is this supposed to date to LMP or conception?

Do ultrasounds add two preconception weeks when measuring baby? If baby measures 12 w is this supposed to date to LMP or conception?

Yes. LMP.: The gestational age (number of weeks pregnant) stated in the result of the ultrasound already added the 2 preconception weeks. If the ultrasound dating says 12 weeks gestation, that means 12 weeks since the estimated start of the last menstrual period (lmp). ...Read more

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I've had two ultrasounds done now and both times they have found a hyperechoic pancreas lesion measuring at 5 mm. Should I be concerned?

I've had two ultrasounds done now and both times they have found a hyperechoic pancreas lesion measuring at 5 mm. Should I be concerned?

Concerned: Yes, until the doctors checked your ultrasounds and a hyper-echoic pancreas a second time, it is OK to contact your doctor and insist on more specific information and advice.

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I had a 19week ultrasound but the tech said maybe a boy but with my other two boys I actually seen the private area could she b wrong?

I had a 19week ultrasound but the tech said maybe a boy but with my other two boys I actually seen the private area could she b wrong?

Yes: Usually the sex can be determined by the 19-20 week ultrasound, but if there is not a good view of the genitals, " maybe" is still a 50:50 guess. ...Read more

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What are 3d ultrasounds? What is the kind of ultrasound that creates 3d looking pictures? Is it an issue of level 2 ultrasound vs. Something else?

What are 3d ultrasounds? What is the kind of ultrasound that creates 3d looking pictures? Is it an issue of level 2 ultrasound vs. Something else?

2D vs 3D: 3d ultrasound is a software upgrade to newer ultrasound machines. The software allows the ultrasound machine to create beautiful images. These additional images rarely improve the diagnostic accuracy if the ultrasound exam. A level 2 obstetrical ultrasound does not typically include 3d images. ...Read more

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Are two weeks added to ultrasound gest. Age like when calculating from the lmp? Eg, u/s on jan 13 estimated 9+1 age. So I conceived roughly nov 9?

Are two weeks added to ultrasound gest. Age like when calculating from the lmp? Eg, u/s on jan 13 estimated 9+1 age. So I conceived roughly nov 9?

Yes: Ultrasound for pregnancy uses the same 40 week gestation time as OB to be consistent. So, the reference date is the time of the last menstrual period, not ovulation.

Honestly, I don't know why the medical community hasn't changed this except that it has been accepted for so long. ...Read more

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Does a level 2 ultrasound tell you, your babys gender and do they. Give 3d pics after the handle the important aspects of the test? Hwhats its cost?

Does a level 2 ultrasound tell you, your babys gender and do they. Give 3d pics after the handle the important aspects of the test? Hwhats its cost?

Depends: Us can depict the sex of the baby at about 20 weeks, give or take a few. Most reputable places do not hand out pictures. It is a medical test, not a photography studio. ...Read more