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Small Fetal Stomach On Ultrasound
Follow up with FMF: Fetal maternal medicine consultant should be your next appointment. ...Read more
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
Gestational age ?: Depends what gestational age/trimester you had study done, serial measurements will establish a pattern and let you know what is the next step, one measurement is not a diagnosis, especially if this first trimester. Should compare HC to weight and crown-rump length to get full picture on growth ...Read more
None known.: Despite theoretical concerns, extensive clinical experience with prenatal ultrasound for the past 3 decades suggests extreme safety with medically indicated use of alara (as low as reasonably achievalbe) energy/exposure. Scandinavian study suggested increased incidence of non-righthandedness after routine prenatal ultrasounds — but larger follow-up failed to confirm this. ...Read more
That is: An impossible question to answer, every ultrasound image, normal and abnormal, is composed of white, black, and grey areas. I would caution against trying to interpret ultrasound images without training, it can be very confusing. What does the report say? ...Read more
Could an abdominal ultrasound at 8 weeks be off by a month (month further along)? Fetus looks like a little bean & sac is still visible.
Yes: Better at 8 weeks is to have a vaginal ultrasound as they are much more accurate for dating pregnancies this early. A vaginal ultrasound should be off by at most, +/- 5 days, no more. Definitely not a month. Ultrasound is possibly more accurate at this age than is last menstrual period. If LMP and ultrasound differ by more than 5 days, doctors will use ultrasound to date pregnancy. ...Read more
No: Any quality ultrasound in the first trimester should be accurate +\- 1 week. ...Read more
What is the range of accuracy for an 11-week abdominal ultrasound? Possible to mistake an 14-15 weeks fetus for an 11-week fetus? Crl measured 45mm.
Sono reliable: For dating pregnancy, an ultrasound at the stage you define is a very good time to do so. A fetus that demonstrates cardiac activity and appears to be 11 wks by crl is reliably 11 weeks. That's one reason for doing ultrasound. Abdominal ultrasound of the fetus at this stage does have limited accuracy with regard to fetal anatomy, but dating should be quite reliable. ...Read more
Fetal heartrate measured btwn 132-180 during transvaginal ultrasounds Btwn weeks 6-9. An abdominal scan measured 158 at 9 weeks. Cause for concern?
Concerning: If you are truely 8 weeks you most likely should see a fetal pole. I suggest a hcg titer to confirm dating. A common issue here is that you may be not as far along as you think. ...Read more
Would an ultrasound of the uterus and a transvaginal ultrasound see a fetus without doing a stomach ultrasound? Just curious
Hcg levels at 43000 went for an abdominal ultrasound measurements were 6 weeks no fetal pole detected but no signs of a miscarriage yolk sac at 6.45mm?
Fetus age 5 w. Hcg 4518. Did vaginal ultrasound but there was nothing. I switched to another dr saw it but said it s very small. No pain no bleeding?
Do not worry: If HCG keeps on increasing, all is ok. ...Read more
Wrong dates!: The most common reason for suspected fetal microcephaly is erroneous due date assignment. If microcephaly is real, it could be part of several fetal syndromes with poor neurodevopmental outcome, such as aneuploidies (down), perinatal infections (toxoplasmosis, rubella, cmv), or metabolic disorders. ...Read more
How small anerysms can be detected on an ultrasound scan of abdominal aorta? If you have bp 75/115 will it give smaller size than higher bp would?
My ultrasound report says that Live fetus of 34W 1D Gestational size, With Doppler indices(Small for Gestational Age);LMP GSA is 36W 5D,ur recomendatio?
Doctor visit: You will need to review the sonogram with the doctor treating your pregnancy. They can evaluate your gestational dating criteria. Previous sonograms can be used as points of comparison. They can also calculate the estimated fetal weight to confirm that growth restriction is not occurring. Any further testing can be ordered if needed ...Read more
I had my ultrasound today and my ob said the fetus is too small to measure. Now I'm worried that the fetus has no heart beat. I'm estimated 5/6 weeks?
Based on other scans: All dimensions of the baby are measured. The gestational age of your baby is determined. His/her measements should be consistent with the range of normal for other babies the same gestational age. And all the measurements should be consistent with eachother. Ex. You should not have a leg the measures 28wk and a head that measures like a 22wk baby. ...Read more
Low HCG doubling rate (maybe 60%). Fetal pole small in relation to gestational sac @ 6w4d ultrasound w/137 heartbeat. Normal, or should I worry?
Had ultrasound done on abdomen report said unremarkable liver gallbladder and spleen but said my right kidney was slightly small measured size kidney.
The renal length varies with height and weight and decreases slowly with age. Right kidney is usually slightly smaller than the Left. Normal size ranges from 9-12 cm (90-120 mm) and the difference in size should not exceed 2 cm. So the right kidney being "slightly" smaller is likely insignificant. If you have the actual measurements you can interpret them using the above
guidelines. ...Read more
Ultrasound at 7wks 6day shows very small gest. Sac but fetus w/ a good hb measuring 7wk2d. Sac is cloudy. Was told I will miscarry soon. Is there hope?
There's always a: Chance. 12 weeks seems to be a 'magic' crucial stage. Miscarriages are more common before 12 weeks and less common after. Ultrasound is not perfect, and sometimes the cloudy sac is a technical issue with the ultrasound. No test and no doctor can predict the future with 100% accuracy. Sometimes the best advice is to prepare for the worse, and hope for the best. ...Read more
The dr. Told me I was 5 weeks during an ultrasound. All we saw was a sack and a little tiny fetus.(I mean very small fetus) can you see a sack at 5 wks?
Yes: At 5 weeks a gestational sac and a very tiny fetus is all we would usually expect to see. So it sounds like you are right on track! I'm sure your doctor has you scheduled for a follow-up sono to make sure the fetus continues to grow and to document a normal fetal heart rate. ...Read more
Mri abd prob focal modular hyperplasia & cyst (small) on liver. If md orders ultrasound of abdomen, what will it show that the MRI didn't is us needed
See below: Us may be used to confirm the cyst if the MRI was not performed with contrast. Us does not help further characterize the focal nodular hyperplasia, although it can be used for future follow up. It may also be possible that biopsy of the "probable" focal nodular hyperplasia was recommended and us is done to see if this nodule can be seen on us for us-guided biopsy. ...Read more
Car accident at 5 weeks preg. Ultrasound showed small bleed around sac but hCG perfect no vaginal bleeding. No fetal pole. Will I miscarry?
Defer to OB: It sounds like enough time has passed to be safe. But, I would defer to your ob. They have the ultrasound and they can give you the assurances or prepare you as needed. ...Read more
I am 54 woman with celiac disease and I'm about 20 pounds underweight. I also have a small polyp in the lining of my stomach called a stromal gist. What is that? I will have a 2nd scope with ultrasound in June. I am worried. Can you tell me what your op
GIST: GI strongly tumor (GIST) should be removed when diagnosed, not observed with endoscopy except under rare circumstances. Ask about a consultation with a surgical oncologist. GIST's have variable malignant potential, a can only be properly evicted in the pathology lab. Things like tumor size, Motorola activity and a variety of pathology stains are needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Found conflicting info, could u verify... An ultrasound can/can't detect small abdominal wall hernias. Or can only a CT or MRI detect the small ones?
Hernia: All the above can detect a hernia, but they can also miss a hernia. So, these studies can help, but just because they don't detect a hernia doesn't mean you don't have one. I have operated on many people who had negative ct/mri/ultrasound and found hernias at the time of surgery. ...Read more
Small sharps pain n my upper part of my stomach almost 2wks now. Doc did ultrasound checked my gallbladder, heart,kidneys, urine test all good. I'm scare?
Symptoms: You need to discuss this with your doctor and see what the doctors thinking is and let the doc know your anxiety. When you see the doc and are told your tests were good, you have to ask the doc what the problem is/can be and what additional steps if any are necessary and why.... ...Read more
Vague : That is a vague question. Consider a private message to on of our maternal medicine specialists. The fetal abdominal circumference is one of the measurements done on ultrasound. It is one of the components to assess normal fetal growth. ...Read more
At my 20 week us I was told my baby has a choroid plexus cyst and a small fetal stomach. Odds of trisomy 18? F/u is in 4 weeks for routine us.
Blood test: The risk of trisomy 18 is assessed by doing blood genetic testing. A triple, quad or penta screen or fetal dna sequencing. If the blood test is normal then the presence of a unilateral choroid plexus cyst does not increase the risk of t18. If t18 is abnormal then a unilateral choroid plexus cyst can be supportive evidence. ...Read more
I have gastritis & stomach inflammation. Ultrasounds shows some small nonshadowing gallstones or polyps (unsure). Should I have nuclear medicine?
Abdominal discomfort: If the abdominal discomfort is moderately severe and you are tired of living with it, then the nuclear medicine (a hida scan) is a very logical next step. Without any discomfort it will give you an answer about whether your gallbladder is actually inflammed, which is what you care about (i.e., that is what causes the pain). Then you can more decide whether you would want to consider surgery. ...Read more