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Doctor insights on: Multiple Gestation Ultrasound For Pregnancy

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What's a multiple gestation pregnancy?

What's a multiple gestation pregnancy?

Multifetal pregnancy: Simple answer: a multiple gestation is a pregnancy with more than one fetus. Please see my guide to multiple gestation. I will post the link in comments below. ...Read more

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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Hi, I just want to ask about the ultrasound for pregnancy. Is it possible to determine in ultrasound how old the baby is inside?

Hi, I just want to ask about the ultrasound for pregnancy. Is it possible to determine in ultrasound how old the baby is inside?

With great precision: An early ultrasound is the most precise (+/- 3-5 days until 8 weeks) in the determination of the due date and therefore the fetal age. This declines to +/-5-7 days @8-12 weeks +/-7-10 days @13-23 weeks +/-10-14 days @24-28 weeks +/-14-17 days @29-32 weeks and +/- 17-21 days thereafter. Due to the biological variation of the ovulation date ultrasound <24 weeks is more reliable than last period! ...Read more

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My first ultrasound for pregnancy doc told me there is a nondevelop sac of 4 weeks shd b 6 weeks i went through hCG level its in rang of 5to 6 weeks.

Possible miscarriage: This may be a miscarriage but it is difficult to know for sure this early. You can follow the HCG level for the short term (it should double every 2 to 3 days) and then repeat the sonogram in about a week to clarify the situation. ...Read more

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Does having a tipped uterus affect ultrasound for pregnancy? At 4 weeks conception would the dr. See anything?

Does having a tipped uterus affect ultrasound for pregnancy?  At 4 weeks conception would the dr. See anything?

Not really, heart: "tipping" of uterus is how uterus points inside body and doesnt affect pregnancy. It may affect ability of ultrasound to see early in the pregnancy but minimally so. For example, if your uterus is retroverted (pointed to the back) it may make it a little harder for ultrasound to see as uterus is farther from the probe (particularly if theres bowel in the way as well). Can see sac, heart beat. ...Read more

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What does multiple gestation mean?

What does multiple gestation mean?

Multiple babies: Multiple gestation means more than one baby at a time. They can be twins, triplets, etc. The multiple can be identical or fraternal. Our infertility treatments increase the risk for having multiples. Multiples are much more complicated pregnancies (more for babies than mom). We are trying to reduce the number of multiples with our treatments. ...Read more

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What are the tests for multiple gestation?

What are the tests for multiple gestation?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the only totally reliable test for multiple pregnancy, and between 6 and 8 weeks it should be nearly 100% reliable. ...Read more

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Question: what is multiple gestation really?

Question: what is multiple gestation really?

Two or more babies: Multiple gestation is simply twins, triplets, etc. In other words, a woman carrying more than one baby. ...Read more

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I had two grade A blastocysts transferred on day 5. My hCG levels are: 9dpt 498, 13dpt 2994, 16dpt 9400 Does this suggest multiple gestation?

I had two grade A blastocysts  transferred on day 5. My hCG levels are: 9dpt 498, 13dpt 2994, 16dpt 9400
Does this suggest multiple gestation?

Yes: In a normal singleton pregnancy these levels should double . The fact that they are closer to quadrupling suggests but does not diagnose twins. You should know soon with an ultrasound. Good luck. ...Read more

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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. Neigatha Graney
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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


Dr. Victor Beshay
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Multiple Pregnancy (Definition)

A singleton pregnancy means there is only one baby in the womb. A multiple pregnancy means that there is more than one: Twins, ...Read more