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What is the definition or description of: obstetric ultrasound?

What is the definition or description of: obstetric ultrasound?

Pregnancy ultrasound: This is an ultrasound exam done any time during the pregnancy to look at the fetus. This may be done for dating early in pregnacy, to look at anatomy, growth, position, or to screen for problems with the baby or placenta. ...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 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.

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 more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
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Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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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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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

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

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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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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?

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?

No way for us to: Tell you the sex, was it that he refused to tell you or could he not tell for sure due to the position of the baby, discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a early pregnancy ultrasound tell you?

What does a early pregnancy ultrasound tell you?

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 more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
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Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
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Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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How much does a targeted pregnancy ultrasound cost?

How much does a targeted pregnancy ultrasound cost?

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

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