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Hi to all, Im 1week pregnant and i did a ultrasound. I will like to know if thats bad? I have a friend thats also is pregnant and she told me that her doctor said wait until your 16 weeks because it can cause a miscarriage. Is that true?
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599316 tn?1256925213
What did you get an ultrasound for?
187316 tn?1386360282
No. An ultrasound is a routine procedure in pregnancy... people that are high risk (more likely to have a miscarriage) get more ultrasounds during pregnancy in order to make sure that they baby is developing properly which I dont think doctors would do if they thought it would cause a miscarriage. Ultrasounds basically just sound waves bouncing back and forth. I personally had about 8 or 9 ultrasounds throughout my pregnancy and my daughter was fine. Three of them were before 16 weeks.
599316 tn?1256925213
Yeah but an ultrasound at 1 week? ive never heard of that. Even at high risk they still have to wait to see if the pregnancy is in the right place. I would say he was either looking at your utuers,ovaries or seeing if you were farther along than you though.
467493 tn?1229898839
technically at one week pregnant you haven't even concieved yet. (The weeks are based on the life of the egg not the embyo) Conception is at 2 weeks, your missed period is at 4 weeks. so by the time you know you are pregnant you are at least 4 weeks. An utrasound at that stage doesn't show much at all. The soonest I ever had one was at 6 weeks. All you could see was a fetal pole, yolk sac, and a little flicker of a Heartbeat. Ultrasounds are safe for the baby, but I wouldn't expose the little guy to more that is needed because who knows what effects repeated exposure has. Good luck.
172826 tn?1423426556
at least 4 weeks..the usual average is 5-6 weeks...and an ultrasound at 1 weeks you would not see anything..not much at 4 or 5 weeks most likely not much either at 6 weeks but possibly...
561451 tn?1257479950
Well, u/s don't cause anything to happen.  With my son, I had them every 2 weeks from 10 weeks on to 35 weeks!  Sometimes more than one in a week.  Doesn't do anything to the baby, all sound waves.  

Maybe she means 1 week from conceiving?

Anywho, i'm high risk, and I get them starting as soon as I find out i'm pregnant.  Mostly to keep an eye on my cervix though, and keep tracking of the growing.  
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