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Doctor insights on: Oligohydramnios Ultrasound For Pregnancy

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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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What is transvaginal ultrasound in pregnancy>?

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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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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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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How much pelvic ultrasound costs if pregnancy ultrasound?

Call: Doctor's office, hospital, or imaging center to find out what they charge. ...Read more

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How safe is transvaginal ultrasound during pregnancy?

How safe is transvaginal ultrasound during pregnancy?

Pretty Safe: Assuming that the membranes are intact (water not broken), there should be no significant risks. In the case of ruptured membranes the same precautions should be used as for an internal exam. Labial prep and sterile probe cover. ...Read more

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How early can a transvaginal ultrasound detect pregnancy?

Around 6 weeks: Usually a quantatative bhcg(preg test with number) which increases in early pregancy. When the number gets to 2500-3000 an us will usually be able to diagnose pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is a transabdominal ultrasound at presumably 12 weeks 100% accurate to confirm no pregnancy?

Is a transabdominal ultrasound at presumably 12 weeks 100% accurate to confirm no pregnancy?

12 weeks or no pregn: Yes. The sonogram at 12 weeks wouled be able to at least verify presence or absence of pregnancy. Is that what you are asking? ...Read more

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Would a standard pregnancy ultrasound detect ovarian cancer?

Would a standard pregnancy ultrasound detect ovarian cancer?

Yes,: the ovaries are well visualized in early pregnancy, and any abnormalities would be documented. Later in pregnancy, the ovaries are more difficult to visualize and evaluate . ...Read more

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Is there an earlier pregnancy scan available to scan for twins?

Is there an earlier pregnancy scan available to scan for twins?

Earlier Than What?: An ultrasound scan at 7 wks will show twins, if present. Results any earlier could be equivocal. ...Read more

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Ultrasound result: single live intrautrerine pregnancy,presently cephalic,20weeks and 5days gestation,oligohydramnios fetal ascites..what can i do

Ultrasound result: single live intrautrerine pregnancy,presently cephalic,20weeks and 5days gestation,oligohydramnios fetal ascites..what can i do

See perinatologist: Its frightening to have an ultrasound that gives news that isn't perfect. Oligohydramnios means that there isn't enough fluid around the baby. You can help make more fluid by drinking lots and lots of water and getting enough rest. You need to see a perinatologist to find out why. This is a doctor who concentrates on complicated pregnancies to find out why. Best Wishes! ...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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How accurate are early sonograms to date a pregnancy?

How accurate are early sonograms to date a pregnancy?

Ultrasound dating: All due dates are estimates and OB providers typically use the due date calculated from the last normal period to determine a woman's due date. An early ultrasound done between 6 and 9 weeks of pregnancy is considered to be accurate to within 5 days of a due date. If this ultrasound differs by more than 5 days from the period due date then the ultrasound due date is used. ...Read more

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Can a pelvic ultrasound detect pregnancy?

Can a pelvic ultrasound detect pregnancy?

Yes: Depends on how far along you are, may not detect it if you are very early. 41/2 to 5 weeks is typically when it is detected, but as this time frame is very early, viability may not be determined even though pregnancy is detected. In that case, a follow up ultrasound is usually done in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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How accurate is the transabdomen and transvaginal ultrasound for early detection of ovarian cancer?

How accurate is the transabdomen and transvaginal ultrasound for early detection of ovarian cancer?

Not very: Unfortunately, there is no good screening for ovarian cancer. Ultrasound will show a mass if there is one and may help characterize it as likely benign or malignant. This, with blood test and recognizing symptoms, might help with managment of a mass that is already there, but not in early detection. Notify your doctor if you have persistent bloating, change in bowel or bladder habits, or pain. ...Read more

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Is an ultrasound done at 7months of pregnancy accurate?

FOR WHAT?: An ultrasound at 7 months is very poor for determination of gestational age. The exam will measure fetal size and estimate fetal weight. Fetal size at 7 months can be off by as much as 3 weeks for gestational age due to individual variability. Moral of the story is to get an early sono before 12 weeks for gestational age determinations. ...Read more

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Are 30+ week ultrasound measurements accurate to date a pregnancy?

Are 30+ week ultrasound measurements accurate to date a pregnancy?

Not exactly: while an ultrasound in the third trimester can give you an idea based on size of the fetus, they are only accurate +/- 3 weeks. If the fetus is having growth restriction or is large for age, they will be off. If there is a fluid problem, they will be off. The best time in a pregnancy to obtain dating via ultrasound is the first trimester. Good luck! ...Read more

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How accurate are ultrasound scans in pregnancy?

How accurate are ultrasound scans in pregnancy?

Depends: The precision of an ultrasound depends somewhat on the equipment, the technician, the interpreter & the reason for study. If the scan is done to verify the placental location, fetal position & head size(to verify dates), simple equipment works ok. Specific things about baby like heart anatomy, facial features and the like, require a skilled technician using special equipment & interpretation. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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. CESAR HOLGADO
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Oligohydramnios (Definition)

An AFI (amniotic fluid index) of less than 5cm or a largest vertical pocket measurement of less than 2cm is ...Read more