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does the Ultrasound TVS detect if your pregnant?

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does the Ultrasound TVS detect if your pregnant or not?


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replied June 30th, 2012
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Transvaginal ultrasound is often recommended during early pregnancy to look for pregnancy/gestational sac that is not visualized (or may be missed) with an abdominal/pelvic ultrasound scan. However, if you are less than 4-5 weeks pregnant, transvaginal scan can also show negative results. Early ultrasound scans can fail to detect gestational sac. It becomes clearer around 6-8 weeks when fetal heart beat can be seen. You may consider taking repeat scan after 1-2 weeks time. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, or if symptoms suggestive of pregnancy are persistent, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets confirmed, consider getting serial HCG levels tested. Doubling up of the HCG levels within 48-72 hours will confirm that pregnancy is going on smoothly. If levels are not adequate, then external hormonal supplements would be considered to be started to help you in preventing miscarriage. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water.
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