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Dr. Michael Gabor
2,286 doctors shared insights

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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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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Dr. Jason Campbell Dr. Campbell
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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medications that could interfere with your birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent sexually transmitted diseases
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Doppler ultrasound safe for fetus?

Doppler ultrasound safe for fetus?

Doppler ultrasound: A doppler ultrasound is used to measure flow. It uses sound waves and doesn't hurt the fetus at all. ...Read more

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Would a trans vaginal ultrasound/pelvic ultrasound detect endometriosis ?

Would a trans vaginal ultrasound/pelvic ultrasound detect endometriosis ?

Give indication: Xr, and anything without direct visualization give an indication as to what is suspected. The symptoms, the exam and the history makes a doctor arrive at a diagnosis as the most likely thing. If in doubt, then direct visualization needed. I hope that gives you reassurance. ...Read more

Dr. Carrie Giordano Dr. Giordano
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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all of your scheduled appointments with your gynecologist
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Contact your doctor if you experience unusual symptoms
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Monitor the baby's kick counts during your third trimester
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Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your gynecologist
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Transvaginal sonogram safe if placenta previa?

Transvaginal sonogram safe if placenta previa?

Yes.: A transvaginal sonogram is typically the best way to diagnose placenta previa. The exam should be gentle and fairly fast. There may be some spotting after the exam. But, it is considered safe. ...Read more

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Is testicular ultrasound a transrectal ultrasound!?

Is testicular ultrasound a transrectal ultrasound!?

No: Testicular us looks for abnormalities of the testicle. Transrectal us is used to evaluate either the anal sphincter mechanism or stage rectal rumors. ...Read more

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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
daily
Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
daily
Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
daily
Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
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Would cancer show up on a obstetric transvaginal ultrasound?

Would cancer show up on a obstetric transvaginal ultrasound?

Possible: Manifestations of abdominal spread of malignancy like ascites (fluid) or masses could be detected on a tv exam. ...Read more

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Can transvaginal ultrasound detect 4 weeks gestation?

Can transvaginal ultrasound detect 4 weeks gestation?

Perhaps: Kyl: at that early stage we may see a decidual (pregnancy) reaction in the uterus and a small gestational sac. We would not be able to see the actual fetal pole or heartbeat that early. A scan at 7-8 weeks would be best to document a good, viable pregnancy with a heartbeat. ...Read more

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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get diagnosed
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Get laparoscopic surgery or treat with methotrexate medication
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Would an pelvic ultrasound, transvaginal ultrasound or cat scan show up a miscarriage?

Would an pelvic ultrasound, transvaginal ultrasound or cat scan show up a miscarriage?

Ultrasound: A combination of ultrasound (either transabdominal or transvaginal), B-hcg levels, and clinical information are used to diagnose a miscarriage. CT is not used because of its ionizing radiation. ...Read more

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Are transvaginal ultrasounds more accurate in dating than abdominal ultrasounds?

Are transvaginal ultrasounds more accurate in dating than abdominal ultrasounds?

Depends: On the size if the baby. Transabominally is fine as the baby increases in size. If it is really small then tv is bettet. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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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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What's a ob ultrasonography?

What's a ob ultrasonography?

Pregnancy and U/S!!: Hi in our modern medical word one is often recommended to have an ultrasound. This test can give your physician a good sense of the health of your unborn child. It can be used to ascertain any complications that can be foreseen given such a great view of the baby and its environs. The gender of the child and the anatomy of the child can also be confirmed during this procedure. ...Read more

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What is transvaginal ultrasound in pregnancy>?

Ultrasound pelvis: This exam technique is used primarily in the first trimester to give us a more detailed and accurate assessment of the pregnancy. ...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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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


Dr. Rebecca Thibodeau Khan
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Obstetrics (Definition)

Obstetricians are doctors that focus on ...Read more