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How many ultrasounds will I have during my pregnancy?

How many ultrasounds will I have during my 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

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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How often should you get ultrasounds during pregnancy?

How often should you get ultrasounds during pregnancy?

Depends: 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

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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 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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Can having too many ultrasounds during pregnancy be linked to autism?

Can having too many ultrasounds during pregnancy be linked to autism?

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

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Are ultrasounds can be dengerous to the baby when it is being done monthly during pregnancy (ob visits)?

Are ultrasounds can be dengerous to the baby when it is being done monthly during pregnancy (ob visits)?

Not likely: Why monthly? If there is a problem needing close follow-up this makes sense. Ask your doctor why. But I know of no good evidence that ultrsound exams are any risk to the unborn infant. ...Read more

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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 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.

Cyst can come anytim: Dermoid may have been hidden by the pregnancy. Did the tech look at your ovaries or just the fetus. Get the reports to be sure. Dermoids can grow at any time, may have been missed because it was very small. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Yes: Vaginal ultrasounds are safe during early pregnancy. Many women are afraid of them because they are often done in women who are very high risk for miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is it routine to check the mothers kidneys by utlrasound during pregnancy?

Is it routine to check the mothers kidneys by utlrasound during pregnancy?

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

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How many sonogram do you get during pregnancy?

Depends: Mainly this depends on your insurance and your OB/GYN. If you are low risk, you really only need an initial ultrasound and usually one around 20 weeks. Higher risk mothers, or mothers that are experiencing problems with their pregnancy may get more. ...Read more

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When during pregnancy do you have to be to see the pregnancy in a vaginal sonogram?

When during pregnancy do you have to be to see the pregnancy in a vaginal sonogram?

5 wks: By 5 wks you can see a gestational sac. By 6 weeks you can see a pole with a heartbeat. ...Read more

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Can a good ultra sound substitute pelvic exams during pregnancy?

Can a good ultra sound substitute pelvic exams during pregnancy?

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

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Abdominal ultra sound scan done at 4 weeks of then unknown pregnancy. Does it affect the baby?

Abdominal ultra sound scan done at 4 weeks of then unknown pregnancy. Does it affect the baby?

No: Ultrasounds are routinely done during pregnancy, often multiple times. Studies have shown no negative effects on the developing fetus. ...Read more

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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!!

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Immediately: If there is a suspicion of an ectopic pregnancy, an ultrasound should be ordered immediately and done the same day. This is considered a medical emergency. ...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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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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Ultrasounds in the first 4 to 6 weeks of pregnancy can only have a error of 3 to 5 days?

Ultrasounds in the first 4 to 6 weeks of pregnancy can only have a error of 3 to 5 days?

very accurate: If done properly the first trimester ultrasound measuring the actual embryo length is the most accurate dating method. ...Read more

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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

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

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Could someone please tell me how many ultrasounds are needed in a pregnancy? In which weeks these should be done? Thank u so much.

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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For a normal pregnancy, how many ultrasounds are done and when are these done?

For a normal pregnancy, how many ultrasounds are done and when are these done?

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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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