Dating scan 10 weeks too early
A transvaginal ultrasound is usually required to see the baby at this stage of the pregnancy. Although the ultrasound may see your baby, it measures only a few millimetres long, and it is too early to always detect the baby’s heartbeat.You should not be concerned if we cannot see the baby’s heartbeat at this early stage, as this can be normal.Sometimes the results of a first trimester scan may be inconclusive or uncertain, and need to be combined with your clinical history and blood tests (serum Bh CG).Some women need to return for another ultrasound scan a few weeks later to assess the progress of the pregnancy, or they may require another blood test (serial serum Bh CG).
All transvaginal probes have been cleaned and sterilised according to recommended protocols.
One of the ovaries will have an ovulation cyst called a haemorrhagic corpus luteum.
This ovarian cyst is a normal part of getting pregnant, as the egg forming your baby was released from this cyst.
If your bladder is very full and painful, you should empty a small amount so you are more comfortable.
You will be able to empty your bladder after the transabdominal ultrasound is completed and before the transvaginal ultrasound begins (if transvaginal ultrasound is required).
Performing the transvaginal ultrasound usually causes less discomfort than a pap smear. Your privacy will always be respected during your ultrasound, especially the transvaginal examination.