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How long can the pregnancy be identified on the ultrasound?

How long can the pregnancy be identified on the ultrasound?

Pregnancy can be identified ultrasound, using the transvaginal probe, approximately 5 weeks after the last menstruation for a woman with a regular menstrual cycle.

The first image to be seen is the gestational sac. Around 6 weeks after the last menstruation can be seen the vitelline vesicle and later the embryo with cardiac activity.

With the transabdominal ultrasound the pregnancy can be seen later, around 7 weeks of pregnancy.

Dr. Anca Panaitescu
resident obstetrics-gynecologist

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