Ultrasound Detects Early Pregnancy?

Doubt of many women: if I do the ultrasound with menstrual delay, is it possible to detect pregnancy? It is not uncommon to see women trying to get pregnant, to have this reasoning : if I am pregnant, the transvaginal will show . But did you know that it is not so? Let’s understand why.

Late menstruation, symptoms that appear, and then you decide to have an ultrasound to check what is happening. The thought is that if it is an ongoing pregnancy it will appear there, you will see and hear the baby’s heart, in short, a dream come true, right? No! But neither are 100% of the cases that it is not possible to detect pregnancy with a transvaginal ultrasound. In fact it is possible to discover a pregnancy through this exam , however in the vast majority of cases it is NOT possible to verify an incipient (initial) pregnancy in progress.

The reason is simple: there was not enough time for the baby to grow up enough to appear on the ultrasound. When there is really an initial pregnancy, until the 5th week , the most that the doctor (if good, with practice) can verify, is the presence of a gestational micro sac , the corpus luteum functioning, the very thick endometrium and slight uterine alteration . In these cases the best thing is to do a beta hcg to clear up doubts. Incidentally, it is the first exam that must be done, together with the pharmacy pregnancy test, because, if there is pregnancy, they detected it very accurately. Always opt for highly sensitive pregnancy tests and trusted brands, such as the pregnancy testfrom the Famivita brand, which has a sensitivity of 10 mUi and can detect HCG levels even before menstrual delay. You can purchase it here in our online store.

When Can Ultrasound Detect Pregnancy?

As I said earlier, it is possible to detect pregnancy using an ultrasound, but in some specific cases. When the woman has a transvaginal ultrasound after the 6th week of pregnancy . Before that, it is very likely that the doctor will not be able to actually diagnose pregnancy with this exam alone. In the 6th week it is possible to see the gestational sac and in most cases the baby, together with the yolk vesicle. Sometimes seeing and hearing the beats, but because it is so small, be content with seeing your heart beat, it is already a great emotion.

Now, when there is a more advanced pregnancy in progress, it is possible to see the baby perfectly, as in the case of a 5-month pregnant girl who did not know about the pregnancy. She left the office already with the sex of the baby and even with a chosen name (despite the surprise and shock too).

Another possibility is to have a long period without menstruating and all tests are negative, the woman may think that there is something wrong and, after all, discover the pregnancy by ultrasound! This, of course, is a very rare case, but it happens. For some reason, the mother’s body blocks HCG from blood and urine, making the pregnancy only visible through an image exam. Therefore, if you have not menstruated for some time, with or without symptoms of pregnancy, it is necessary to do a beta hcg test , if negative and continue without menstruating, it is necessary to consult a doctor and do an ultrasound and eventually detect the pregnancy. Remembering that pregnancy is detected over 6 weeks after conception ok? When in doubt, always take the test.

If you are trying to get pregnant and want to do a more detailed monitoring of your cycle and your ovulation, a great way to give a little extra strength is to use a cell cycle monitoring APP like the APP Paula and use ovulation tests that will indicate if ovulation is approaching, if it is happening or has already ended, indicating when is the right time to date and get your positive faster. You can buy your ovulation test here in our online store.

See also:  5-Week Ultrasound – Didn’t See the Baby, Now What?

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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