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Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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What happens if I am only allowed 2 sonograms on mediacaid and I need one for emergency?

Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
18M people helped
What happens if I am only allowed 2 sonograms on mediacaid and I need one for emergency?

Dating vs Emergency: Staging or dating ("routine") u/s are not required more than once or twice if all is well (/non-high-risk). But if you have sudden pain or other new/different problem, that is different and considered a part of most emergency evaluations, as is one of the best ways to check on the fetus. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified
45 years in practice
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Dr. Michael Dansie
Board Certified, Family Medicine
11 years in practice
2M people helped
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Are sonograms safe? And 4d?

Dr. Michael Dansie
Board Certified, Family Medicine
11 years in practice
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Are sonograms safe? And 4d?

Yes: Fetal ultrasounds are safe. They can look at and evaluate the structures for the fetus including heart, stomach, kidneys and bladder, spinal cord, extremities and head. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
13M people helped
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Are early sonograms the most accurate? Like maybe around 7 or 8 weeks?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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Are early sonograms the most accurate? Like maybe around 7 or 8 weeks?

Yes: An ultrasound scan at 8-11 weeks of pregnancy is very accurate for dating the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Phillips
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
33 years in practice
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What are sonograms?

Dr. Robert Phillips
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
33 years in practice
231K people helped
What are sonograms?

Ultrasound: A way to look at baby inside the uterus. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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45 years in practice
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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
17M people helped
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Can sonograms detect Down syndrome and other defects the baby can have ?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
17M people helped

Yes: Sonogram of heart- called echocardiogram will, detect most cardiac anomalies associated with down's syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
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I had two sonograms done one on 1/11/13 and 3/7/13 both mentioned the due date being july 12 and 17 are these dates accurate ?

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
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I had two sonograms done one on 1/11/13 and 3/7/13 both mentioned  the due date being july 12 and 17 are these dates accurate ?

They are: Estimates based on foetal development and your dates. Labor does not read the book, and things happen. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kanterman
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
25 years in practice
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Where can someone get a sonogram done?

Dr. Robert Kanterman
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
25 years in practice
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Where can someone get a sonogram done?

Many places: Depending on the body part being examined, it could be done in a hospital, an imaging center, a surgicenter, or a doctor's office. I would avoid the ultrasound screening exams done at malls and in church parking lots. They tend to cause more harm than good. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: sonogram?

Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
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AKA Ultrasound: The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a cheap, but useful test. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
7 years in practice
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Is there any difference between a sonogram and an ultrasound? Is there any difference between a sonogram and an ultrasound? I've heard gfs refer to both things. Are they the same or different procedures?

Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
7 years in practice
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Is there any difference between a sonogram and an ultrasound? Is there any difference between a sonogram and an ultrasound?  I've heard gfs refer to both things.  Are they the same or different procedures?

Same exam: Here is a link to detailed information on ultrasonograpy, also called sonography including information on how the procedure is performed. http://www.uchospitals.edu/online-library/content=p01298. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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Is it possible for level 2 sonogram to be wrong?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
8M people helped

Sonograms: In the hands of experienced sonographers, ultrasound is highly accurate. However, no test is 100% accurate, and we are all imperfect beings, subject to human error. So, it is possible, but not likely, for sonography to produce an erroneous result. ...Read more

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