transvaginal ultrasound and miscarriage

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Dr. Henry H. Dorn answered:

Can a transvaginal ultrasound cause a miscarriage?

Almost impossible.

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Compared to intercourse, which is not known to cause miscarriage, a vaginal ultrasound causes much less "agitation" of the uterus. Although sometimes uncomfortable, it would almost certainly not be associated with risk of miscarriage.
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Dr. Joy M. Jackson answered:

How can a doctor tell you how long its been since you miscarried from a transvaginal ultrasound And can they be wrong if your not that far along

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An ultrasound can detect if you are pregnant, if the fetus has a heartbeat (around 7 weeks) or if it does not have a heartbeat when it should (not a viable fetus), and if your cervix is open and a miscarriage is occuring. If you had a miscarriage and all the products of conception (fetal tissue) has passed there is no way to tell "how long it's been" since the loss occurred. Lastly, an ultrasound may not provide all the clues if read incorrectly, therefore serial blood tests to check the level of pregnancy hormone in your body will tell you exactly where you stand (pregnant or not). I am so sorry you are going through all of this. I wish you the very best.
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Dr. Joseph Accurso answered:

I went and had transvaginal ultrasound 1 day before 6 wks. Saw sac but no fetal pole or embryo. Said there is debris and they think I'll miscarry.

Only time will tell

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Unfortunately, there is nothing anyone can do at this early state. Lack of a fetal pole at 6 weeks is not a good sign. Serial measurements of the pregnancy hormone hCG may be useful to confirm unless "menses" starts, which would also verify miscarriage.
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Dr. Jill Nicholson answered:

HCG level on 4/14 was 1299 & on 4/16 is 1288. Transvaginal ultrasound on 4/14 showed an irregularly shaped fluid collection in my uterus. Miscarriage?

Missed pregnancy

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HCG should have at least doubled in the 48 hour window. Decreasing HCG signifies a failed, or 'missed' pregnancy. Be sure to follow up with the doctor who ordered your blood test.
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What's a transvaginal ultrasound?

In the vagina

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The transducer is introduced into the vagina to allow it to be next to the pelic contents.
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What is a transvaginal ultrasound?

Sono in vagina

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It is an ultrasound done by placing the probe into the vagina to allow a more accurate view of the pelvic anatomy
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Dr. Richard K. Orr answered:

What's a transvaginal ultrasound for?

Evaluate pelvic mass

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Usually to evaluate a pelvic mass or ovarian growth. Sometimes for acute abdominal pain when a ruptured ovarian cyst is part of the differential diagnosis.
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Can transvaginal ultrasound cause tear?

Of What?

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Of a tight, intact hymen? Yes it can. The vagina? If the examiner suddenly thought she or he was churning butter, or had a severe seizure during the exam then it might happen but I never saw such an occurrence.
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Dr. Brian Enggano answered:

Does a pelvic transvaginal ultrasound hurt?

No

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A transvaginal ultrasound is done by inserting an ultrasound probe into the vagina to better evaluate the pelvic organs. Lubrication is applied to the top of the probe to ease insertion. An ultrasound should not be painful. Some women describe a "pressure" sensation but pain should not be experienced.
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Dr. Walter Kobasa answered:

Transvaginal ultrasound is free fluid, bad?

Not necessarily

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some free fluid can be normal. it can also be from a ruptured ovarian cyst. Also ascites is free fluid from various diseases. But a little fluid usually not bad. your doctor will help determine the cause
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