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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
Can you detect placenta accreta on an 18 obstetrical week ultrasound? My midwife says you can't see pa, but it was my understanding that you could.
You certainly can!: Expert eyes can discern the tell-tale signs of placenta accreta as early as the first trimester - in fact recent evidence suggests that is the best time to detect this potentially life-threatening complication of pregnancy. It is certainly possible to diagnose accreta at 18 weeks - I have done it repeatedly and confirmed it at delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you get an obstetrical ultrasound , does the machine add one or two weeks gestation ? Today it said i was 5weeks5days and i was on my period then
Gestational age: When we talk about gestational age, we count for the first day of your last menstrual period. That convention goes back to the days before we understood when ovulation and conception occurred, and the only event we had to go by was the LMP. Now we understand that ovulation occurs two weeks later. So, if you were 5 weeks and 5 days, then conception occurred about 3 weeks and 5 days ago. ...Read more
My doctor refused to tel me the sexs of my baby im 22w and I have my obstetric ultra sound report.Can u please help me to know the sexs of my baby?
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
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
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
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