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How common are partial molar pregnancies among Caucasians? Can they be picked up on a an ultrasound at 5 weeks gestation? Possible signs?

How common are partial molar pregnancies among Caucasians? Can they be picked up on a an ultrasound at 5 weeks gestation? Possible signs?

1:1500: The incidence of a molar pregnancy is about 1 in 1500. If you've previously had a molar pregnancy, its about 1 in 150. In early pregnancy, the symptoms are much the same as a normal pregnancy. Sometimes you can have spotting or more severe nausea and vomiting. U/S at 5 weeks is not always reliable for ruling out molar pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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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Can my dated pregnancy ultrasound be off by 4-6 weeks?

Can my dated pregnancy ultrasound be off by 4-6 weeks?

Too early: Although we can get a rough estimate of how far along you are, dating is much more accurate around the 12th week. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pregnancy ultrasound?

What is the definition or description of: pregnancy ultrasound?

Pregnancy ultrasound: Ultrasound had allowed the visualization of internal structures of the body in a non-invasive manner. Ultrasound therefore is a good tool for the evaluation of pregnancies. Pregnancy ultrasound can be performed in all phases of pregnancy. Early ones are mainly used for confirmation of the pregnancy as well as confirming dates. Later ones can identify problems in the organ systems of the baby. ...Read more

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What can I expect in a mid-pregnancy ultrasound?

What can I expect in a mid-pregnancy ultrasound?

Anatomic survey: A mid-pregnancy ultrasound is designed to visualize the organs and look for the most common congenital abnormalities. The sex and gestational age can be determined, and if there are any problems seen, i referral can be made to a maternal fetal medicine expert for a targeted level iii ultrasound. ...Read more

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How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks?

How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks?

Very accurate: At this time OB ultrasound used to confirm dates of pregnancy (how long pregnant) and confirm normal implantation and anataomy. ...Read more

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How inaccurate is a pregnancy ultrasound done at 14 weeks?

Pretty accurate. : Depends on the sonographer and whether it was vaginal or abdominal u/s but at that point in pregnancy for dates it will be pretty accurate usually. ...Read more

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Pregnancy ultrasound dating accuracy?

Pregnancy ultrasound dating accuracy?

Earlier the better: In the first trimester (< 14 wks) it's accurate within days. The later in pregnancy, the more inaccurate it is to date a pregnancy. Roughly, if an ultrasound differs by a week in the first trimester, dates are changed. 2 weeks for second trimester & 3 wks difference in the third trimester to change the due date compared to an lmp due date. Always keep the earliest us edc, it should never change. ...Read more

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Pregnancy ultrasound question. What is chiari?

Pregnancy ultrasound question. What is chiari?

Brain malformation: Chiari is the condition of the brain stem extending down into the spinal canal. It is a rare condition. ...Read more

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When is cardiac activity noted on pregnancy ultrasound?

When is cardiac activity noted on pregnancy ultrasound?

6-7 weeks: A heartbeat is usually detected between 6-7 weeks on the transvaginal sonogram. ...Read more

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Dr. John Geisler
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Molar Pregnancy (Definition)

A molar pregnancy, or hydatidiform mole, is a rare mass or growth that forms inside the uterus at the beginning of a pregnancy. It is a type of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). After treatment, serum HCG levels will be followed. It is important to avoid pregnancy and to use a reliable contraceptive for 6 - 12 months after treatment for a molar pregnancy. This allows for accurate testing to be sure that the abnormal tissue does not return. Women who get pregnant too soon after a molar pregnancy have a greater risk ...Read more


Dr. Olga Sarkodie
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Pregnancy Ultrasound (Definition)

Ultrasound had allowed the visualization of internal structures of the body in a non-invasive manner. Ultrasound therefore is a good tool for the evaluation of pregnancies. Pregnancy ultrasound can be performed in all phases of pregnancy. Early ones are mainly used for confirmation of the pregnancy as well as confirming dates. Later ones can identify problems in the organ ...Read more