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When should i go for first ultrasound during early pregnancy?

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Dr. Deepti Verma

OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Practicing since :2009

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Posted on Tue, 18 Aug 2015 in Women's Health
Question: I am 6 week pregnant. I tested through Home pregnancy test. What would be my next step? When can I go for scanning or blood test?

My first day of last period is XXXXXXX 14th, 2015
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 29 minutes later
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Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. By your last menstrual period, you are 6 weeks 6 days pregnant. You can go for ultrasound. At this gestational age, the pregnancy is visible by the transabdominal ultrasound and even fetal cardiac activity is visible at this gestation.
Moreover, you should start taking folic acid tablet daily as taking it in first trimester decrease the incidence of congenital anomalies in the fetus.
If your ultrasound is normal, then you should get blood investigations like blood group, haemoglobin, TSH level, viral markers, urine microscopy and routine examination done.
You should get yourself registered for antenatal visits with an OBGYN specialist.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Wishing you good health.
Dr Deepti Verma
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