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Transvaginal Ultrasound Fetal Heartbeat
Is it possible to measure close to 3 weeks behind on transvaginal ultrasound? U/s showed fetal pole measuring 6 weeks w/ no heartbeat yet.
Transvaginal USG: Transvaginal ultrasound is most accurate duringvthe first trimester by 5-7 days. If >than 1 week off then your dating may be off because of ovulation etc. your period also plays a role in this. If your cycles are irregular then ultrasound dates may be off. Would considerva repest ultasound in a week to evaluate and see if pregnancy is progressing. Good luck. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Depends: Depends on how much time the examiner is willing to spend looking. By 6.5 weeks the fetal heartbeat (fh) is fairly obvious. At 6 wks it can be very subtle and difficult to distinguish from maternal cardiac pulsations and would require measuring the rate and comparing it to the maternal rate. Not easy or quick! ...Read more
20 weeks for gender: Domea: the gender of the baby is usually seen at the time of your full anatomy scan which is 18-20 weeks. Sometimes it can be seen sooner or sometimes the baby's position and other factors keep us from seeing it even when you are at the right gestational age. The heart rate is not a good predictor of the baby's gender. ...Read more
I've had brown spotting for 6 days after my transvaginal ultrasound after seeing the baby and a heartbeat . Is this too long with have spotting?
No: Fetal pole is seen on trans vaginal ultrasound starting from week 6 ...Read more
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: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gestational sac and tiny fetal pole seen on transvaginal ultrasound at 5w3d. However, no mention of the yolk sac. Note said early or abnormal preg. ?
Hard to say: It is normal to see a yolk sac at 5 1/2 weeks but often one does not see a fetal pole by then. I would not be concerned yet. I presume your doc plans to recheck this is in a week and he/she will have a better idea then. ...Read more
23 days past ovulation, but transvaginal ultrasound only should early gestional sac, no yolk sac or fetal pole. Is that normal?
Yes: Depending on how good the tech is and the 'window" to see the sac you may or may not see things that early on. ...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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