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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

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


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Which ultrasound results suggest a miscarriage?

Which ultrasound results suggest a miscarriage?

Empty sac,no beat: Miscarriage on ultrasound is determined if a pregnancy sac is evident but no fetal pole is seen or there is a fetal pole but no fetal heart rate is seen. Absence of fetal pole, could be due to the pregnancy being extremely early, then a follow up ultrasound is advised in 1-2 weeks. At all times unless an intrauterine viable fetus is detected, an ectopic pregnancy is in the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long after a miscarriage will an ultrasound be able to detect it?

How long after a miscarriage will an ultrasound be able to detect it?

Miscarriage: Early pregnancy is associated with a thick uterine lining and a gestational sac. Once the bleeding starts and those items are gone, it is a miscarriage. ...Read more

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How long after a miscarriage occurs can an ultrasound detect if it happened?

How long after a miscarriage occurs can an ultrasound detect if it happened?

Depends: If the bleeding stops and it is an early miscarriage the uterus quickly returns to normal. An advanced gestational age can take six to eight weeks for the uterus to return to normal size and not show changes on ultrasound.. If bleeding persists an ultrasound should determine if there are retained products or subinvolution (when the uterus does not return to normal size). ...Read more

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Is 6 1/2 weeks to early for an ultrasound? I am worried about having another miscarriage.

Is 6 1/2 weeks to early for an ultrasound? I am worried about having another miscarriage.

Unless: You are having problems with this pregnancy or your obstetrician wants an ultrasound for other reasons i would wait. Much more information about the fetus will be available on an obstetrical ultrasound done early in the second trimester. Good prenatal care is what counts now. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I had miscarriage and What to do if I had ultrasound done and there was no myometrical lessons.what does that mean?

What to do if I had miscarriage and What to do if I had ultrasound done and there was no myometrical lessons.what does that mean?

All is well: Sometimes small fibroids inside the uterus may be associated with miscarriage specially if the pregnancy implants in that area. That is probably what your doctor is trying to say to you. It is also good to clarify with him. Fibroids are also called myoma. ...Read more

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What are my odds of miscarrying? At ultrasound 8w2d, baby measured only 6 w. The heartbeat was 131. There was debris in the sac with the baby

What are my odds of miscarrying?  At ultrasound 8w2d, baby measured only 6 w.  The heartbeat was 131.  There was debris in the sac with the baby

Be Optimistic!: Most likely reason is incorrect dates. So just accept that you were really 6 wks and get on with your life. Was there any bleeding prior to the ultrasound? If not then i would not characterize your pregnancy as threatened. ...Read more

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5wks shows only gest sac in ultrasound dr prescribed cobal f and aspocid 75mg daily will this medicine affect my baby I have a history of miscarriage?

5wks shows only gest sac in ultrasound dr prescribed cobal f and aspocid 75mg daily will this medicine affect my baby I have a history of miscarriage?

Meds seem OK 4 baby: Only sac is OK @5w, baby is too small to see, follow up sono in 1-2w. Cobal F is OK in pregnancy (in US we recommend prenatal multivit's). Aspocid (low dose Aspirin) is given to you probably due to the history of miscarriage. It shouldn't harm you baby but rather is hoped to prevent the loss. You may ask your doctor to explain rational behind it. Suspected or real THROMBOPHILIA may be the reason. ...Read more

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What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen on a 6 week ultrasound?

What is the risk of miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen on a 6 week ultrasound?

10-20%.: After your physician can identify limb buds and movements of the embryo your risk will decrease to less than 10%. It will be decreased even further (<1-5%) if your embryo grows well at the end of the first trimester (14 weeks). Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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42 wf .miscarried at 11 wks.ultrasound showed baby stopped developing at 7 wks.panorama test was fine no genetic issues. why did happen?Devastated

42 wf .miscarried at 11 wks.ultrasound showed baby stopped developing at 7 wks.panorama test was fine no genetic issues. why did happen?Devastated

Not your fault: About 25% of the pregnancies are lost spontaneously, many due to chromosomal abnormalities in the embryo and many others for which a cause can not be ascertained. There was nothing you could have done. I am sorry for your loss. May He bless you with good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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Is it too long to wait 20 weeks for the first ultrasound? I had a past miscarriage 4 months ago.

Is it too long to wait 20 weeks for the first ultrasound? I had a past miscarriage 4 months ago.

Better view: At 20 weeks more anatomy of the developing baby (fetus) can be assessed. It is a good sign that your doctor has decided that your pregnancy is progressing satisfactorily enough to not request an ultrasound until that time. ...Read more

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First ultrasound showed healthy fetus, second ultrasound no fetus or heartbeat. Did I have a miscarriage?

First ultrasound showed healthy fetus, second ultrasound no fetus or heartbeat. Did I have a miscarriage?

Exact answer needs .: Details and review of the images. Given what you describe, and assuming no mistake with the first ultrasound (meaning there was an embryo), then the lack of a viable embryo/fetus would mean a miscarriage during the interval. Please discuss with your ob/gyn. A blood test of the pregnancy hormone (HCG) can be performed twice a couple of days apart - if decreasing, would confirm pregnancy loss. ...Read more

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I saw my babies heartbeat on a ultrasound at 7weeks, does that mean my chances of miscarriage are really low now?

I saw my babies heartbeat on a ultrasound at 7weeks, does that mean my chances of miscarriage are really low now?

Good sign: Seeing a heartbeat on ultrasound is certainly encouraging. Miscarriage rates are thought to be in the 5% range once a heartbeat is detected. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more