What is the ideal time to take the first ultrasound scan during pregnancy?

Posted on Tue, 9 Jun 2015 in Pregnancy
Question: Hello doctor my urine pregnancy test is positive is it necessary to take blood test I am 7 weeks pregnant when it is appropriate time for ultrasound scan please suggest me
Answered by Dr. Som Biswas 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
blood test is not mandatory.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.

If your urine pregnancy test is positive then blood test is not mandatory.

Blood test is used generally when urine test is non confirmatory as it is more specific.

Ultrasound should be done by 12 weeks once for dating. If everything is normal you can get one scan every three months (trimester).

Are you having any other symptoms ?

Feel free to consult me directly


Dr. Som Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX

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i am feeling mild occasional cramps is it normal
Answered by Dr. Som Biswas 21 hours later
Brief Answer:
Mild cramps are normal

Detailed Answer:

Mild cramps are normal if you do not have any bleeding associated with it.

Take adequate bed rest.

Dr Som MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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