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Doctor insights on: Why Is My Doctor Requiring Me To Have Serial Ultrasounds

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Why is my doctor requiring me to have serial ultrasounds?

Why is my doctor requiring me to have serial ultrasounds?

Good question: Yes, your doctor may be monitoring growth if he/she is concerned about your baby being overly large or small, or if *you* are overly large and measurements of your abdomen are felt not to be reliable. You should ask your doctor why so many ultrasounds are being done. I have seen cases where ultrasounds were being done way more often than needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Gujer
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Serial Ultrasound (Definition)

Used to monitor progression or resolution of pathology such as size of a cyst or a mass.. For instance to see if a cyst is enlarging or getting smaller, or in ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: serial ultrasound?

What is the definition or description of: serial ultrasound?

Repeat ultrasounds: Used to monitor progression or resolution of pathology such as size of a cyst or a mass.. For instance to see if a cyst is enlarging or getting smaller, or in others response to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What makes doctors decide to go by ultrasound for EDD instead if LMP? EDD was changed from January 2 (LMP) to January 12 (u/s)

What makes doctors decide to go by ultrasound for EDD instead if LMP? EDD was changed from January 2 (LMP) to January 12 (u/s)

Accuracy: Often times ultrasound performed in the first trimester is considered more accurate than the last menstrual period dating if the actual size versus the expected size is off by more than one week. This seems to be the case for you, therefore the due date was changed. ...Read more

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So are ultrasounds more accurate in the first trimester at 8w1d? And should I trust if I know my LMP & doctors change EDD going by u/s now??

First trimester u/s: The earlier an ultrasound is done, the more accurate it is. An ultrasound done at 8weeks and 1 day is probably a day or two off. This is the reason for assigning a due date based on your early ultrasound. It is probably only a day or two off. Remember, a due date does not mean that you will deliver right on that day. ...Read more