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Molar Pregnancy Ultrasound For Pregnancy
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I just had a sonogram at 6 weeks 2 days pregnant and the tech said I had a corpus luteum cyst on my ovary. What is this? Is it normal? Especially, if I have had a miscarriage (due to a partial molar pregnancy) and one healthy baby.?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss it with her.: In general, ultrasound dates in the first half of the pregnancy are more accurate than menstrual dates. I would recommend discussing paternity issues with your partner in a calm and dispassionate way, realizing that ovulation does not occur the same time every cycle and that can throw her estimation of the pregnancy age or conception date off. If you are still concerned, paternity dna tests exist. ...Read more
Normal: "Cephalic presentation" indicates that the fetus is in a longitudinal lie with the head entering the pelvis first. The most common subtype of this position is the vertex presentation. All other presentations are considered abnormal and may make a spontaneous vaginal delivery more difficult. Dystocia is the medical term which literally means "difficult labor." ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do ultrasound techs see prenatal patients for pregnancy ultrasound or does the obgyn normally do them?
It depends: It depends on the setting. In some practices your OB will do your initial ultrasound. Generally, for your detailed anatomy scan around15wks - 20wks gest age, a tech will perform the scan and a radiologist will review the scan and give your OB a report. The tech has special training in this area and is usually very good at scanning. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good dates: An early ultrasound for pregnancy can give you the best dates for delivery especially if one is not sure of conception. It is also used to confirm a pregnancy. The physician will compare your dates to the dates found by the ultrasound to help determine the early viability but it cannot determine organ abnormalities or sex at this time. Good luck and congratulations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Price varies: It varies a lot from institution to institution. Best deal is to ask your ob/gyn office staff the costs for this procedure. You can ask other clinics that perform targeted sono and shop around for best deal. Sometimes the differences can be significant. ...Read more
Not true: That may apply to some people only. Most people are happy with a healthy child. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No difference: Ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image. The main difference is just the area tha is being evaluated. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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
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