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Ultrasound Tifa Scan During Pregnancy
Varies: Most women will have one ultrasound in the first trimester to verify dating and possibly as part of a special early screening for chromosomal abnormalities. A detailed second trimester ultrasound (around 20 weeks)is typical to look for any fetal abnormalities. Any additional ultrasounds will vary depending upon the specific circumstances of your pregnancy. ...Read more
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
There is debate about ultrasound in pregnancy. until the 1980s Ultrasound was not available, and women still had babies.
If there are no problems with the pregnancy, Many suggest a Fetal survey at about 19 weeks.
More scanning, only if there is a problem. However, there is a lot of variability in opinion. ...Read more
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
Is it true that having too many ultrasounds during pregnancy can cause damage to the babys hearing?
No.: I don't think so.Get a more detailed answer ›
The # of ultrasounds: Can vary by situation. For instance - some women with particular complications may need more frequent ultrasounds. ...Read more
Not that I know: I have not seen any research that shows a link between ultrasounds in pregnancy and autism. Ultrasound is a valuable tool to use in ob, (check dates, position of placenta, growth of baby), but sometimes it is overdone, because it is risk free, and parents like to see pictures, and drs. Like to 'make sure' they are not surprised. It's a wonderful tool, that sometimes is used to much imho. ...Read more
Are ultrasounds can be dengerous to the baby when it is being done monthly during pregnancy (ob visits)?
Are ultrasounds done at 13 weeks pregnant accurate? What is the margin error of dating scans performed at this stage of the pregnancy?
Yes, fairly accurate: The margin of error on a dating scan at 13 weeks is approximately 7 days. ...Read more
How is it that an ovarian dermoid cyst can just show up in my 30s? Had ultrasounds during a pregnancy a few years ago and it showed no cysts then.
How accurate are first trimester ultrasounds? How accurate are ultrasounds done during the first trimester of pregnancy? I had one done and the doc told me that I'm 8 weeks pregnant, but how off could he be? Is there a week or 2 margin of error?
Are vaginal ultrasounds safe during early pregnancy? Can they cause miscarriage? Had mild cramping for a day after getting one done and it scared me.
How accurate are ultrasounds during early pregnancy? I had one at the ER are the ones given in the obgyn office more accurate? Thoughts? Transvaginal
Both are accurate:
Er and ob/gyn are both accurate for gestational age; typically transvaginal is more accurate than transabdominal.
Ultrasound performed in the er in early pregnancy are typically ordered to confirm whether or not you are pregnant, and how far along you are.
The scans typically performed by your ob/gyn are often are more detailed to determine how your fetus and its anatomy are developing. ...Read more
Ultrasounds: It is common to see all kinds of the mother's internal organs when doing an ultrasound. I do not know about 'checking' these organs. But, if seen they are often commented on. ...Read more
5 wks: By 5 wks you can see a gestational sac. By 6 weeks you can see a pole with a heartbeat. ...Read more
No: Believe it or not ultrasounds have not been shown to positively effect outcomes in pregnancy and some argue cause more unneeded concern. Good news is that you don't need pelvic exams while pregnant. Visits are to monitor your blood pressure, the babies growth, etc. And this is done without a pelvic exam. Good luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more
Positive for what?: If you profile is correct, you being a male cannot be pregnant. ...Read more
Can I see if im pregnant by ultra sound scan just after 10 days of having sex??? as im feeling im having many pregnancy symptoms!!
No.: At 10 days the embryo is just a tiny collection of cells beginning to implant in the uterine wall. At 2-3 weeks thickening of the endometrium might be seen on transvaginal ultrasound. Occasionally a tiny gestation sac might be seen. After 4 weeks an intrauterine gestational sac is usually seen with heartbeat expected between 5 and 7.5 weeks. For earliest pregnancy test, use a serum pregnancy test ...Read more
How many blood test and ultra sound you will have during pregnancy. I am 24 weeks pregnant right now and had 1 blood test and 1 ultra sound.
It is all safe: Ultrasound has no radiation so it is safe. Blood tests are done for evaluation and if there is something your doctor is following, it is done a little more often. You don't lose more blood than you make in the process. ...Read more
How long would it take your gp doctor to organise a ultra sound scan for an ectopic pregnancy? Would an ectopic pregnancy be picked up in a test?
same ultrasound: Same ultrasound just what it is looking for and what is found is different. ...Read more
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
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
very accurate: If done properly the first trimester ultrasound measuring the actual embryo length is the most accurate dating method. ...Read more
Are there any effects of having more than 3 ultrasounds in pregnancy? I’ve had 3 but I still want 1 to find out baby’s sex. Thanks
Ultrasound risks: Like any other medical procedure, there are risks and complications associated with ultrasonography during pregnancy. If the procedure is indicated for medical reasons, the benefits outweigh the risks on most occasions. Your healthcare professional will have to determine for you whether or not doing another ultrasound just to determine fetal gender is indicated or not. ...Read more
Could someone please tell me how many ultrasounds are needed in a pregnancy? In which weeks these should be done? Thank u so much.
A reasonable: Approach is an ultrasound around 20 weeks to look for any fetal or maternal problems and to estimate the date of delivery. This is often the only ultrasound an otherwise healthy expecting mother will have. ...Read more
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Let me advise you: Fetal ultrasound is often done during the first trimester to confirm and date the pregnancy and again during the second trimester — between 18 and 20 weeks — when anatomic details are visible. If your baby's health needs to be monitored more closely, ultrasounds might be repeated throughout the pregnancy. ...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