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Transvaginal Versus Transabdominal Ultrasound

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I went for my first prenatal appointment at 6w3d, based on LMP. The MD could not see as sac transvaginally, but did find one transabdominally, however there was no presence of a fetal pole or yolk sac. The doctor did not do any measurements, nor did she take a blood draw. A diagnosis of a blighted ovum was given and a referral for a D and C.

I understand that this is likely not a viable pregnancy, but what would cause a sac to be seen abdominally and not vaginally? I thought it would be the opposite at this early a stage?

Amniotic Sac too Small for Baby?

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
When I had went to my ob/gyn for my monthly checkup he gave me a quick ultrasound check, gave me the pictures and said he would see me next month.

My question is from the ultrasound pictures it looks like my baby doesn't have any room. It looks like the amniotic sac is too small for the baby. Could this be possible or should I not worry about it?

Ultrascan Worry

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I'm expecting my 5th child in June and have been told the baby's stomach is measuring quite big and that I have to have another scan at 32 weeks but thats all I was told.

My husband and I are very worried because this has never happened in the previous pregnancies and no one we know seems to know what it could be its a long time until the next scan.

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