Can an ultrasound cover (condom?) cause miscarriage?
my wife was 7 weeks pregnant. There were some brown patches so our obstetrician instructed us to have an ultrasound. The fetus/baby appeared normal with healthy heart beats. the uterus looked perfect. we went home. in the evening when my wife asked me to check if there was blood stain on her undies (she was having a bed rest), I sow something came out from her vagina. I was shocked. I never see a placenta or fetus before so i didn't have any idea what it was. i though it was the baby sack. i put it in the plastic bag and went to the emergency straight away. we waited for 4-5 hours and told to go home and came back the next morning for an ultrasound. when we ask them to view the 'thing', they didn't even want to look at it. the next morning we did another ultrasound and the baby was ok. when we showed the midwifes the 'thing', the midwife said it was not tissue or anything from the uterus. it was plastic/rubber from the ultraso
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!
It is indeed strange that the cover used on the ultrasound probe remained inside the vagina without the knowledge of the technician. However, now all is well since it has been expelled. Normally had it been retained, it could have caused infection. Whether this could have caused a miscarriage or not is not sure. Please follow up with your wifeâs gynecologist. Hope this helps. Take care!
Thanks for your quick reply...
I could not write more in the previous question because of the world limit.
Since then she continueously has blood coming out from her vagina. sometime there were blood clot as well. We had 3 ultrasound altogether and the result showed that the baby was ok. infact it grew bigger since the first ultrasound and the heartbeats was better (145 beats per minute).
the rubber that left inside was only the top part of the cover (it was torn, not the whole thing).
she had the miscarriage 2 days ago (two weeks since she had the brown patches). after two weeks bleeding, our obstetrician order us to do another ultrasound. the fetus dropped to the floor when we about to go to the ultrasound place. She had the currette done yesterday.
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