Inconclusive ultrasound?


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Reply Inconclusive ultrasound? Posted on: Dec 14, 2010 at 8:14pm
Hello, my name is Amber and my husband and I have a beautiful 20 month old son. Since having him i recently have had one miscarriage this past summer. I am currently pregnant again but had some bleeding after intercourse and when i use the restroom, but no painful cramping or blood clots, just blood when i urinate. So we went to the ER to see what was going on. Because we didn't know exactly when my last period was the doctor and I came up with 6-7 weeks along. The ultrasound tech saw the baby inside of me and that I was 8 or more weeks along,but didn't get a heartbeat so she said that I had miscarried. Now the doctor says that because I am only 6-7 weeks the ultra sound was inconclusive...I don't know who is correct. Is it possible that I could just have bleeding and still be pregnant and that the ultrasound tech was wrong, maybe the fetus is just larger than normal? And if I am still pregnant what are some activities or cleaning products or foods or anything i should be avoiding to help keep the fetus safe? I am just tired of hearing, "it's very common and normal" I want some real answers on what I can do to prevent this from happening again, or save my baby. Please help! Thank you for listening.

Dr. Braverman

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Re: Inconclusive ultrasound? Posted on: Dec 14, 2010 at 9:36pm
Once the baby is 8 weeks size , regardless of your dates, the tech should be able to see a Heart Beat. Wrong dates wont correct that if they truley and correctly have measured the baby at 8 weeks, this is a diagnosis an experienced sonographer should be able to make right away , so I dont understand the explanation that they think your dates are wrong.
let me know if someone can explain the sonogram findings to you . As for how to prevent miscarriages, it really depends on the reasons for them and that requires a very detailed workup. Im happy to help you with that if you need. I hope everything turns out ok , but you should get an answer for whats going on .
I hope that helps. Feel free to call me with any questions.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.