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Doctor insights on: Internal Examination Procedures During Pregnancy At 3 4 Weeks

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Vaginal ultrasound did not detect heartbeat at 6 weeks 4 days. Seen the sac and embryo. Risk of miscarriage?

Vaginal ultrasound did not detect heartbeat at 6 weeks 4 days. Seen the sac and embryo. Risk of miscarriage?

50/50: At this point i would say your chances are about 50/50. A vaginal sonogram at 6 weeks and 4 days can usually see a heartbeat; but if your dates are off a little, it could be too early. As long as you aren't having a lot of pain or heavy bleeding, waiting a week and rechecking the sonogram is probably best. ...Read more

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Accuracy of early ultra sound at 6 weeks. What is the acutal error margin. I did 2 us and both detect 6 weeks +- 3 days margin aadvised by dr?

Accuracy of early ultra sound at 6 weeks. What is the acutal error margin. I did 2 us and both detect 6 weeks +- 3 days margin aadvised by dr?

Earlier = better: The earlier the ultrasound, the more accurate it is. Before 12 weeks the margin is days, after 30 weeks, the margin can be weeks. ...Read more

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I'm 15 weeks pregnant. What do they normally look for during the ultrasound scan at this stage?

I'm 15 weeks pregnant. What do they normally look for during the ultrasound scan at this stage?

Heart beat: At that early stage of development what we typically look for is a good heart rate. We look to see how baby is moving. And of course dating. When to expect to deliver the baby. It is a little too early for a complete an atomic study but if there was anything standing out it would be reported ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound detect your pregnant at 3 weeks?

Can an ultrasound detect your pregnant at 3 weeks?

3 wks from ovulation: An ultrasound can see a sac three weeks from ovulation, but not at three weeks from your last period. Over the counter pregnancy tests are very exact. ...Read more

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Pelvic pressuere at 23 weeks pregnant with history of preterm labor at 31 weeks?

Pelvic pressuere at 23 weeks pregnant with history of preterm labor at 31 weeks?

Pelvic pressure: The pelvic pressure from the developing pregnancy may be normal, but with your premature labor history, you MUST inform your OB MD. ...Read more

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How effective is stripping the membranes during pregnancy? I'm 38 weeks, dilated to 3, 50% effaced, 2nd pregnancy!

How effective is stripping the membranes during pregnancy? I'm 38 weeks, dilated to 3, 50% effaced, 2nd pregnancy!

Pregnancy: There is no evidence to show that stripping membranes induces labor. In fact, it can results in cramping and spotting, just making you more uncomfortable than you already are! ...Read more

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Empty gest. sac at 7 weeks 4 days by internal u/s. Typical cycle is 34+ days. Could the measurements be wrong?

Empty gest. sac at 7 weeks 4 days by internal u/s. Typical cycle is 34+ days. Could the measurements be wrong?

No:-(: An empty sac at this gestation usually means an unsuccessful pregnancy. Blood work will confirm this. Discuss this with your doctor and your further plans. All the best. ...Read more

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Complained of chest pain, prior, during and after stress test with negative results. 4 mo. Later 3 bypass. Why?

Complained of chest pain, prior, during and after stress test with  negative results. 4 mo. Later 3 bypass. Why?

sensitivity: Lack of sensitivity of stress test. It is about 85%. This means if you perform a stress test in 100 patients with coronary artery disease there is a probability of 15 patients to have a normal findings despite of coronary artery disease. ...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

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Is frequent vaginal ultrasound in early pregnancy dangerous to any extent?i am 7 weeks and i had 5 vaginal ultrasounds already

Is frequent vaginal ultrasound in early pregnancy dangerous to any extent?i am 7 weeks and i had 5 vaginal ultrasounds already

No: Ultrasounds use sound waves to image your pregnancy at high frequency and have not thus far been associated with fetal anomalies. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant women in week 23 are there any earlier examination to determine if I will get normal delivery or caesarean delivery ?

I'm pregnant women in week 23 are there any earlier  examination to determine if I will get normal delivery or caesarean delivery ?

Yes: See your doctor......initial by manual exam will give a rough idea about your pelvis and its outlet............adequate for vaginal delivery or not. But at term the size/health of the baby plays a big role for C-section need. ...Read more

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