Hypothesis: Early confirmation of intrauterine pregnancy – Is colour Doppler useful?

  • Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Intrauterine pregnancy is usually diagnosed by a positive pregnancy test and demonstration of a gestational sac in the uterus. Though serum beta-hCG is detectable from 23rd day of gestation (9 days after ovulation) it merely suggests the presence of a pregnancy. An ultrasound scan is required to confirm the site of the pregnancy. The earliest an intrauterine gestational sac can be seen by a transvaginal scan is 4-5 weeks’ gestation (2-3 weeks embryo ). Sometimes, early pregnancy problems create confusions because of uncertainty about the site of the pregnancy, leading to further investigations and interventions. These often increase patient’s anxiety

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