15 MYTHS ABOUT ULTRASOUND DURING PREGNANCY
UNCOVERED BY A DOCTOR
Do ultrasound have radiation?
This is not true. Ultrasound uses insufficient high frequency sound waves to harm the internal structure of the body. Radiation radiation is used in X-rays and CT scans only.
Is ultrasound dangerous if performed too often?
Ultrasound is really safe to do every time. In high-risk situations, regular monitoring is required for optimal results. You don't need an ultrasound every week, and requesting an unnecessary medical test is not a good practice for anyone.
Is it true that ultrasound is bad for babies?
Not true. On the other hand, ultrasound is a good way of seeing newborns. The WHO systematic review of literature and meta-analysis also states that "according to the available evidence, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound during pregnancy appears to be safe".
It is true that ultrasound can cause miscarriage in the first three months of pregnancy?
Early USG is very important for pregnancy confirmation and location; to monitor the early growth and heart rate of the fetus. If the baby is not growing in the right place in the womb, it can be a threat to the mother as well as the baby's growth. Under the guidance of a doctor, medications should be taken to ensure the growth of the baby's brain.
Transvaginal Ultrasound (TVS) is very risky?
If done slowly, it is as safe as any other simple test. And, in addition, being a high-resolution modality, it provides the best picture of a baby in real time. (Remember the beautiful, smiling baby 3D face seen in the image.)
When the ultrasound procedure is complete I can get a report?
All important and good things take time to prepare. The USG report contains many parameters and specific patient information that needs to be entered into the system to produce accurate and meaningful information. Please be patient for thorough examination before submitting.
Is 3D / 4D / 5D ultrasound more accurate than 2D?
3D / 4D / 5D ultrasound looks stunning but doesn't necessarily add technical information. Each type of USG provides different information. 2D ultrasound is more accurate in amniotic fluid and growth assessment as well as the majority of birth defects. One 3D provides more detail and depth imaging, giving the patient a better understanding. This can be more accurate to detect physical defects in the fetus, such as curved lips, deformed limbs, or problems with spinal nerves, while 4D and 5D ultrasounds provide more information about the heart. Therefore, different types of ultrasound serve a variety of purposes, and one is not necessarily more accurate than the other.
Do normal USGs guarantee 100 percent of normal fetuses?
Fetus is not an adult and continues to grow structurally and functionally every day. The best condition seen at three months may become unclear as the baby grows and may not be seen for only six months. Therefore, you need multiple scans over a period of time to avoid losing most of the major defects.
Can the USG give an accurate pregnancy or estimated fetal weight?
The accuracy of the measurement depends on many factors such as pregnancy, maternal BMI, any previous surgery, baby position, and so on, so keeping in mind all these factors, it is not always true, but it is accurate. You will need a variety of ultrasounds during pregnancy to ensure the baby's growth. Just like the annual examinations conducted to assess a student, USGs are required at intervals to assess the growth and development of infants.
Does this ultrasound painful?
This is a painless procedure. However, sometimes when performing an ultrasound such as transrectal or transvaginal scan, you may feel a bit uncomfortable.
Can a USG movie for review?
Ultrasound is a dynamic procedure that can be learned only when performed. Therefore, USG images (especially those made elsewhere) are usually insufficient to comment on their findings or shortcomings.
Ultrasound performed elsewhere will yield the same results?
It's not a branded retailer, where items stay the same in any location. On the contrary, ultrasound is a very skilled procedure that relies on doctors to perform it. Therefore, the doctor's experience and time spent are very important.
Ultrasound needs to be done all over the body?
Each ultrasound is tailored to the patient's needs and provides information only about the part being examined. For patients suffering from abdominal pain, USG will be tailored to find the cause of the pain; For a pregnant woman, the fetus will monitor the baby. Likewise, if a foot ultrasound is performed, only information on that part of the body will be provided.
Ultrasound designed just for pregnancy?
The USG gives a better picture of what goes on in the body, whether pregnant or not. It can help doctors detect various conditions in other parts of the body. Some of the most common uses of ultrasound include examining major organs such as the liver, liver, bladder, and kidneys to check for possible damage to the organs.
Why cannot eat before doing an ultrasound?
It's partly right because you can't eat it if you have abdominal ultrasound. It is good to eat before the procedure especially for pregnant women who should not be hungry for a long time.