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Posted by olga
on April 18, 2000 at 21:53:59:
In Reply to: Could this be Ectopic posted by Shannon on April 14, 2000 at 16:19:49:
The AIUM (american institute in ultrasound medicine) recommends three sonograms per pegnancy. One in the first trimester (between 5-12 weeks another in the second trimester ( after 16 weeks) and one more in the third trimester. Unfortunately many insurances do not cover for sonograms unless the Dr. suspects a problem.
The only way to know for sure if this is an ectopic is to do a blood test alled "quatitavtive Beta-hcg" and correlate it with a transvaginal sonogram performed by a fetal sonography expert at an accredited(by AIUM) ultrasound lab.
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