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Transvaginal Ultrasound And Miscarriage
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
Strong hb 142 at 7 weeks on transvaginal ultrasound. Does risk of miscarriage drop now? Had recent loss and am nervous. Thank you in advance.
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
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. ...Read more
Ultrasound: A combination of ultrasound (either transabdominal or transvaginal), B-hcg levels, and clinical information are used to diagnose a miscarriage. CT is not used because of its ionizing radiation. ...Read more
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?
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.
I had a transvaginal ultrasound on 14 sept 2012. The doctor told me I am 7 weeks 1 d. Based off of this when is my most likely date of conception?
Thin u/s inserted: Routine female pelvic ultrasound has two portions to the exam. The exam starts with a full bladder and scanning with a fan shaped ultrasound (u/s) probe over the lower abdomen and pubic area. Then the pt is asked to empty her bladder and then a thin long u/s probe is inserted into the vagina for additional pictures. This portion is important and significantly improves parts of the evaluation. ...Read more
Ultrasound: There is not enough information to answer your question. Are you having any symptoms? Are you at risk for ovarian or other pelvic problems? Best course is to ask your doctor why they are ordering the test, maybe it is just a "screening" type of exam. ...Read more
If I had a transvaginal ultrasound and they said I am 7 weeks and 1 day, does that mean that I conceived 7 wk 1 d ago? Or 2 weeks after that?
Transvaginal ultrasound is not designed to detect endocervical cancer. An early lesion may not produce enough structural change to be picked up ultrasound. If there is any reason to suspect endocervical cancer, curettings, or biopsy of the canal should be tested by a pathologist.
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Several inches: This can be a useful medical technique for diagnosis. The probe can penetrate for 3-5 inches but will never be inserted to the point of discomfort. It has become a political issue and may be used as a means to support and anti-abortion agenda - which sensible people consider an invasion of privacy bordering upon rape. ...Read more
Ovarian cancer: The common reason for doing this test is to look for any masses in the ovaries. ...Read more
Could be normal!!!:
At 5 weeks 5 days, you don't always see a fetal pole. There is some leeway here. You need to correlate with your beta-hcg. Reference this site for laypersons:
http://ob-ultrasound.Net/. ...Read more
No: Fetal pole is seen on trans vaginal ultrasound starting from week 6 ...Read more
Not really: It stretches the vaginal tissues, but they will go back to normal after the procedure is completed. ...Read more
Nearly same...: There are two ways to image the pelvic organs. One is by transabdominal route (transducer in placed on the skin of lower abdomen with a distended urinary bladder); and the other is transvaginal ultrasound where the transducer is placed inside the vagina to assess pelvic organs. Transvaginal ultrasound means just that; whereas, pelvic ultrasound includes both transabdominal and transvaginal US. ...Read more
Ultrasound: Ultrasound is more accurate.Get a more detailed answer ›
PMP bleeding: The ovaries after menopause shrink to the size of what we call streak ovaries and often times aren't visible on ultrasound or CT scan. While many women with menopausal bleeding just have atrophy, you have to treat it as endometrial cancer until proven otherwise. An endometrial biopsy or D&C is warranted here. ...Read more
How can I tell if the two ovarian masses that were discovered in a transvaginal ultrasound are malignant?
You can't: Most commonly, if ovarian masses are discovered on ultrasound, they are followed at 2-3 month intervals. If they grow over time, your gyn may consider removing them. If they stay stable in size or shrink, they are not malignant. If you have a family history of ovarian (or breast) cancer, or if you have certain genetic markers, your dr. May be more aggressive in removing the ovary. ...Read more
I am 48, perimenopause, and I think I had 1 mid-cycle spot. My dr. wants a transvaginal ultrasound. Is this necessary?
Yes: Probably. If you end up having a problem with the uterus it is much better to catch it early rather than later. If that's the result of the ultrasound then you will be extremely grateful that it was done. One of the signs of a potential problem is abnormal bleeding in your age group (possibly with some other risk factors). Get it done. ...Read more
Can a transvaginal ultrasound to look at the bladder see the uretes? if so could it see abnormalities with the ureters?
Here are some ...: Just go to see Doc with detailed Hx stressing quality, quantity, & sequence of events of all symptoms and their related discomforts over time for analysis + physical exam + tests as needed; and let Doc help you decide what tests including imaging study - US would yield better result for you. ...Read more
I had a transvaginal ultrasound on 6/27/14 and said was 6 weeks and two days . My LMP was 4/27/14. Whats the conception date?
Conception: Assuming a 28 day cycle, and your LMP Date, your conception date was most likely May 12, 2014. ...Read more
A transvaginal ultrasound showed enlarged ovaries. I have a follow up appt in a month. I am scared to death. What can this be?
Enlarged ovaries X 2: If both of the ovaries are enlarged, t generally rules out cysts as a factor unless it is PCOS syndrome. See if your MD can see you sooner than one month by setting up a Consultation with him/her for an explanation of the meaning of the ultrasound results. ...Read more
An ultrasound is an imaging study in which a probe emits and receives sound waves which rebound off of internal organs in order to visualize them. For a transvaginal ultrasound a specially designed probe is lubricated and placed into the vagina in order to better ...Read more
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