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Had a vaginal ultrasound a day before my period was due, to check all was ok . Im a day late, unusual. Could the dr have missed a pregancy?

Had a vaginal ultrasound a day before my period was due, to check all was ok . Im a day late, unusual. Could the dr have missed a pregancy?

If the: Pregnancy is very early, for example under 5 weeks, it may not be visible on ultrasound. This doesn't necessarily mean the doctor "missed" it, it is simply that the embryo is too small to be resolved by sonography very early on. ...Read more

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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Should be 9 weeks pregnant. High hCG of 27000 but abormal trans vanginal ultra sound that doesn't match pregnancy hormones level. Is this a bad sign ?

Should be 9 weeks pregnant. High hCG of 27000 but abormal trans vanginal ultra sound that doesn't match pregnancy hormones level. Is this a bad sign ?

What did your doc sa: If u are really 9 weeks geatation you should always be able to see a fetus in the uterus with a viable htbeat, ( ht rate 120-170) if u dont see a fetus in the uterus with a viable htbeat then you have an abnormal preg and your doc should address this problem asap. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have ultrasound free pregnancies?I heard ultrasound can harm unborn children.

Is it ok to have ultrasound free pregnancies?I heard ultrasound can harm unborn children.

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 more

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How common are partial molar pregnancies among Caucasians? Can they be picked up on a an ultrasound at 5 weeks gestation? Possible signs?

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 more

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What number of ultrasounds is too many during pregnancy?

What number of ultrasounds is too many during pregnancy?

The # of ultrasounds: can vary by situation. For instance - some women with particular complications may need more frequent ultrasounds. ...Read more

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Why is it necessary to get so many ultrasounds in pregnancy/

Why is it necessary to get so many ultrasounds in pregnancy/

It isn't: In an uncomplicated pregnancy, repeated ultrasounds aren't necessary. A 1st trimester sonogram is best for confirming the due date and number of fetuses while fetal anatomy is best assessed in the mid to late 2nd trimester. Additional sonograms may be recommended if complications such as hypertension, diabetes, or pre-eclampsia arise, but for the uncomplicated, low risk patient, 2 should suffice. ...Read more

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Are 3D ultrasounds during pregnancy safe?

Are 3D ultrasounds during pregnancy safe?

Debated but gnrly ya: The question of whether or not ultrasound (US) can physically heat the tissue (because of multiple internal reflections & the focusing of the US beam) is a topic that is debated among scientists, but generally speaking, though, US is considered safe by the FDA / medical community. The max power in the systems is regulated by the FDA, & no proven harm has been demonstrated as yet. Need more studies ...Read more

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What's the difference between cyst and pregnancy ultrasounds?

What's the difference between cyst and pregnancy ultrasounds?

same ultrasound: Same ultrasound just what it is looking for and what is found is different. ...Read more

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How many vaginal ultrasounds do most women receive in pregnancy and at which weeks of pregnancy do u have them?

How many vaginal ultrasounds do most women receive in pregnancy and at which weeks of pregnancy do u have them?

Depends: Sometimes a very early vaginal ultrasound is done to asses for a fetal heart beat and a follow up is needed to accurately date. If all is normal you may not need a additional tv ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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