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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy Ultrasound For Due Date

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Can my dated pregnancy ultrasound be off by 4-6 weeks?

Can my dated pregnancy ultrasound be off by 4-6 weeks?

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

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 the definition or description of: pregnancy ultrasound?

What is the definition or description of: pregnancy ultrasound?

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 more

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Can the thyroid affect a pregnancy ultrasound?

Can the thyroid affect a pregnancy ultrasound?

Only if the: Thyroid level is abnormal and causes changes to either the fetus or the placenta. Hopefully, your thyroid level is normal, as abnormal levels increase the risk of pregnancy complications. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I expect in a mid-pregnancy ultrasound?

What can I expect in a mid-pregnancy ultrasound?

Anatomic survey: A mid-pregnancy ultrasound is designed to visualize the organs and look for the most common congenital abnormalities. The sex and gestational age can be determined, and if there are any problems seen, i referral can be made to a maternal fetal medicine expert for a targeted level iii ultrasound. ...Read more

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How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks?

How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks?

Very accurate: At this time OB ultrasound used to confirm dates of pregnancy (how long pregnant) and confirm normal implantation and anataomy. ...Read more

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How inaccurate is a pregnancy ultrasound done at 14 weeks?

Pretty accurate. : Depends on the sonographer and whether it was vaginal or abdominal u/s but at that point in pregnancy for dates it will be pretty accurate usually. ...Read more

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Whats the difference of ultrasound like for ovaries and pregnancy ultrasound?

Whats the difference of ultrasound like for ovaries and pregnancy ultrasound?

No difference: Ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image. The main difference is just the area tha is being evaluated. ...Read more

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How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks. How many days/weeks could it be off.

How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks. How many days/weeks could it be off.

Us at 14 weeks: Not bad. Can be off by about 7-10 days at 14 weeks. I assume is was a Crown-Rump Length (CRL) measurement? ...Read more

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How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks. How many days/weeks can the ultrasound be off.

How accurate is a pregnancy ultrasound at 14 weeks. How many days/weeks can the ultrasound be off.

Pretty accurate: The due date estimate on the ultrasound at 14 weeks is +/- several days. That being said, due dates are an average, and the baby can be born any time within several weeks of the due date. ...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. Krishna Kumar
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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