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Ultrasound Machine For Home Use Pregnancy
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
Is there any home method to check pregnancy ? Except missed periods ,pregnancy test kit and ultrasound
Tincture of time: The only other method that you haven't mentioned is time itself. "Whatever you do in the dark will come to the light eventually" is the applicable adage for that situation. ...Read more
How accurate is blood work to check for pregnancy? Had 3 home pregnancies test positive, & test in clinic negative. Waiting for blood work results.
Negative home pregnancy test at about 9 weeks. Can home pregnancy test not work at all for some people?
HPT are very good.: Repeat test to be absolutely sure.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sure : You may do that if you like. ...Read more
Yes...and no: Docs can provide pregnancy tests that are essentially the same - the urine hCG detection. They can also obtain a serum hCG in the mother's blood, which will pick up a pregnancy much faster due to its high sensitivity. That said, unless you are high-risk, your doc may not be able to justify it to your insurance company. ...Read more
Is there a reliable at home testosterone test kit i could use if i can't afford to take a test at a physicians office?
Take test : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and this medication will not affect the test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
Manual for the kit: The device should have come with a user's manual and it would be prudent to consult that information. ...Read more
Are the at home portable ultrasound therapy machines when used safely cancerous/release radiation?
How accurate are store bought UTI test strips? Waiting for urine culture from doctor, but in meantime i bought home test strips & were negative
How do doctors do pregnancy test blood test or urine test which is more effective doctor test or home pregnancy test?
Blood test: Blood test is more sensitive, provides a number, is generally positive sooner than urine test and is generally more reliable. Urine test is cheaper, can be done at home without the need to go to a doctor and is positive 4-5 days after a missed period. Both test are accurate when positive. A negative result on a test done too early is not meaningful. ...Read more
Whats the time detection difference with home drug test and test from labs with specialized equipment?
Depends: The elimination time for various drugs is very different. Whether one considers a test to be positive or not, also depends on the threshold for the positivity. Lab tests are more sensitive than home tests, but it is not feasible to provide a general statement of the time difference for detection by the two methods for the multiple drugs of abuse. ...Read more
When you get an obstetrical ultrasound , does the machine add one or two weeks gestation ? Today it said i was 5weeks5days and i was on my period then
Gestational age: When we talk about gestational age, we count for the first day of your last menstrual period. That convention goes back to the days before we understood when ovulation and conception occurred, and the only event we had to go by was the LMP. Now we understand that ovulation occurs two weeks later. So, if you were 5 weeks and 5 days, then conception occurred about 3 weeks and 5 days ago. ...Read more
I have took a siemens pregnancy hospital test home and results showing two lines on it. I did not use the machine. Am i pregnant?
I had my LMP on 09/10/14, missed my period this month, and did hCG with level of 3866. 2 positive home Pregnancy test. NOTHING on ultrasounds. Help?
Too early: usually at 4-6 weeks after conception you will see a yolk sac or early fetus image- this can take up to 3 months depending on the equipment used. Please call your GYN for ongoing evaluation. ...Read more
I had to at home pregnancy test and a urine test at the office all positive but nothing shows in the sonogram. Why is this?
Various reasons: You may be too early to show up on the ultrasound. If you are less than 5 weeks since your last period the sono might not show anything. If you have had any spotting then an early pregnancy may have been lost. If no bleeding and the blood HCG is over 1000 miu and still nothing in the uterus on sono, the possibility of an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy needs to be considered. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
How accurate is an ultrasound machine in detecting the duration of pregnancy? at which week the pregnancy can b detectd by ultrasound machn?
Yes: Certainly, you can request not to have any ultrasounds during your pregnancy. However, ultrasound has been used for decades and there are no known consistent health risks to a developing fetus. They are safe. Ultrasound is an easy way to look for potential health issues which may be addressed before delivery, or at least can be anticipated for intervention after delivery. Trust your ob. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common are partial molar pregnancies among Caucasians? Can they be picked up on a an ultrasound at 5 weeks gestation? Possible signs?
1:1500: The incidence of a molar pregnancy is about 1 in 1500. If you've previously had a molar pregnancy, its about 1 in 150. In early pregnancy, the symptoms are much the same as a normal pregnancy. Sometimes you can have spotting or more severe nausea and vomiting. U/S at 5 weeks is not always reliable for ruling out molar pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a ultrasound done today. Told I have a heart shaped uterus. How will affect future pregnancies?
Hard to say: This is considered a birth defect triggered when the 2 separate sides (tubes) of the female fetal genital system fail to form a single uterus. The heart shape is created by tissue that extends down from the mid top & could be as minor as a little bump or a wall that comes down the middle & separates 2 sides. I would ask the doc how much of a defect is present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ultrasound (U/S): Works similarly to sonar. Sound wave are sent through tissues and the changes in their waveforms are recorded by the transducer. Because sound travels at different speeds through different tissues (or not at all) we can recreate images of structures by measuring the changes in the return echo from the initial sound wave. ...Read more
No: No. Ultrasound machine uses sound waves that should not be dangerous. ...Read more
I have a ultrasound rf cavition machine for slimming, does this produce a hiqh pitch sound when it touches my skin?
Maybe: Ultrasound, by definition means sound waves over the frequency of human hearing. That being said, a small proportion of the energy going into ultrasound production causes the creation of sounds of lower frequencies as harmonics. So there might be some audible sound heard during operation. ...Read more
I'm about 18-19.5 weeks. Radiologist who did ultrasound put in machine that I was 26+ weeks. Can this affect the view and results of the ultrasound?
Dates off: The measurements of the baby would not be affected but the interpretation would be. The measurements at 18 weeks would be determined to be “small for dates” if the technician thought that you were 26 weeks. You should discuss with the ordering physician to make sure there is no confusion and an accurate interpretation of your sonogram ...Read more
I'm getting an ultrasound when I'm 31 weeks. Doc said she won't do 3D or 4d cause the standard machine sees just as clear. Then why do 3D/4d exist?
3D/4D ultrasounds: this far along in your pregnancy a 2D will provide all the information necessary. As to why they exist - because the technology allows it and it is a "gimmick" while 3D is clinically useful to assess congenital abnormalities it can also "take a picture" of your baby and a 4D to provide a movie of your baby. its a gimmick. 3 and 4 D are not always covered by insurance. . ...Read more
Is the Ef determined by the Ultrasound itself or is it visually calculated? Mine was 50/55 visual and 63 by the machine which is accurate?
Not exact as we wish: Ejection fraction is visually estimated by a trained cardiologist. The Echo machine does contain algorithms to make an estimate of EF, but visual estimates are usually better because they focus on the evaluation of multiple images, from many directions. If the difference between these numbers is clinically significant, your ordering doctor will tell you. Either number would be OK for most peopl ...Read more
Why are handheld therapeutic ultrasound machines not allowed to be used on the scrotum? Used for groin injuries, can some scrotal contact be ok?
???????: As long as the probe has been cleaned there is no reason that a handheld unit cannot be used to image the scrotum and its' contents. The probe should be of a higher frequency than for the typical abdominal probe, about 5-8mhz. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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