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Can an abdominal CT scan detect early pregnancy?

Can an abdominal CT scan detect early pregnancy?

Possibly yes but: You don't want a ct scan if your think you are pregnant. Modern us exam is much safer for the fetus and is more sensitive. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Negative beta HCG on 07/10/14. CT scan chest abdomen pelvis w/contrast 07/17/14. Positive beta HCG on 07/30/14. Risk to fetus from CT scan?

Negative beta HCG on 07/10/14. CT scan chest abdomen pelvis w/contrast 07/17/14.  Positive beta HCG on 07/30/14.  Risk to fetus from CT scan?

Questions: When did you have sex? How high was the beta? If the beta was low and/or you had sex after the 17th, no risk for the fetus. If the beta was high and you had sex before the 17th, then there is some risk to the fetus. ...Read more

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Can lower abdominal scan detect pregnancy after 14 days of missed periods?

Can lower abdominal scan detect pregnancy after 14 days of missed periods?

A bit confused: Are you sure you are pregnant? If not, a pregnancy test is the recommended way to find out. I don't know what is meant by a scan. Ct scan? Ultrasound? Mri? Please clarify. ...Read more

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Do early ultrasound dating scans assume conception on cycle day 14?

Do early ultrasound dating scans assume  conception on cycle day 14?

Yes and no: We don't date pregnancies from date of conception but in a sense we do make that assumption. ...Read more

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Can this be an ectopic pregnancy: missed period (8 days in), dull pain in left lower abdomino, negative pregnancy test, history of ectopic pregnancy?

Can this be an ectopic pregnancy: missed period (8 days in), dull pain in left lower abdomino, negative pregnancy test, history of ectopic pregnancy?

Unlikely: It is unlikely an ectopic pregnancy, but there are other things that can give you this type of pain, including acure appendicitis (although that is usually right and center). You need to be checked, though, sooner than later. ...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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Can lower abdominal ultrasound detect pregnancy after 14 days of missed periods?

Can lower abdominal ultrasound detect pregnancy after 14 days of missed periods?

Transvaginal US ...: Is better. 14 days after a missed period would be approximately 4 weeks from fertilization. Transvaginal us should show early signs of pregnancy now, and could confirm pregnancy at between 5-6 weeks (showing a fetal pole and maybe heart motion). ...Read more

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Spotting in the 1st trimester after hCG +ve and ultasound confirmed pregnancy, ?

Spotting in the 1st trimester after hCG +ve and ultasound confirmed pregnancy, ?

Threatened Sab: You have a threatened miscarriage. Anyone in early pregnancy with spotting is said they have a threatened miscarriage. It is very common, although not normal. As long as you are not bleeding heavily (soaking a pad in an hour) I would just follow up with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Period 3 weeks late, lower pressure in abdomen, pregnancy symptoms, today spotting.....Could i be pregnant?

Period 3 weeks late, lower pressure in abdomen, pregnancy symptoms, today spotting.....Could i be pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Would a transabdominal-pelvic ultrasound detect an ectopic pregnancy at 9 weeks?

Would a transabdominal-pelvic ultrasound detect an ectopic pregnancy at 9 weeks?

Maybe: The accuracy of a transabdominal pelvic ultrasound will depend on several factors: the level of the blood betaHCG tests, (not the LMP or estimated weeks of pregnancy) the skills and experience of the sonographer, (Certified Registered Technician) the quality and resolution power of the ultrasound machine, its number of MegaHertz, the location of the ectopic pregnancy (tubal,ovarian, cervical..) ...Read more

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Is the ultrasound used in detecting cysts is d same one detecting pregnancy?If there wasa pregnancy would a cysts ultrasound detect it if 3 month late

Is the ultrasound used in detecting cysts is d same one detecting pregnancy?If there wasa pregnancy would a cysts ultrasound detect it if 3 month late

A pelvic ultrasound: Includes imaging of the uterus as well as the ovaries and the rest of the pelvis. A 3 month fetus in the uterus should not be missed! the ultrasound machine is the same, and most imaging centers also scan in2 ways for both early obstetrical and pelvic ultrasound- through the abdominal wall and through the vagina. ...Read more

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Lower right abdomen pain, missed period and negative pregnancy test?

Lower right abdomen pain, missed period and negative pregnancy test?

See a doctor: Lots of possibilities. Glad you checked a pregnancy test. It could be anything from an ovarian cyst to appendicitis to constipation to a muscle strain. Best to see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Pelvic ultrasound showed gestational sac pregnancy test was negative what could it be painful intercourse during sex ?

No: - likely pseudo-gestational sac - small focal collection of fluid in uterine cavity that looks like gestational sac. - if pregnancy test is positive and patient has ectopic pregnancy - this may be misinterpreted - in your case - recommend repeat pregnancy test and if positive-- repeat ultrasound and quantitative hcg. ...Read more

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Very faint positive line on pregnancy test.Period due in 2 days.Lower abdominal pain on left side.Early pregnancy symptoms or extra uterine pregnancy?

Very faint positive line on pregnancy test.Period due in 2 days.Lower abdominal pain on left side.Early pregnancy symptoms or extra uterine pregnancy?

HPT will not: Distinguish between regular and extra-uterine pregnancy. Since you have not missed your period yet and the hpt was "faint positive" you may wish to repeat the test in 3-4 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Can CT scan miss mass in the abdomen?

Can CT scan miss mass in the abdomen?

Varies widely...: The sensitivity (how likely to be detected) of abdominal ct scans for abdominal masses varies widely depending on the type of abdominal mass and the abdominal ct technique. When both oral and intravenous contrast are used, the sensitivity is much higher (up to 90% for some masses). However, some masses are still difficult to detect and have lower sensitivity such as colonic and small bowel masses. ...Read more