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is it possible...

for the baby to be somewhere else besides the uterus or fallopian tube so that the ultrasound misses it when looking at uterus? if so, where?
also could the ultrasound miss the baby if its hiding more toward your back?
thanks, just wondering.


Asked by Anonymous at 1:57 PM on Jan. 2, 2011 in Pregnancy

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Answers (5)
  • if you have a positive pregnancy by blood or urine and then they do an ultra sound and find no IUP (intra uterine pregnancy) the next step would be to wait until the 8th week of gestation to find it-- any pregnancy occurring outside the uterus is called ectopic-- if it is elsewhere like say attached to the liver it will be 8 weeks before they can find it-- if it is uterine or tubal they can find it by week 4 almost always-- uterine position does not matter in todays technology

    Answer by MELRN at 2:04 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • I know it's possible but ic ant think of the name at the moment. I will bump you and get back once it comes to mind

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:58 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • isn't it like a shadow pregnancy or something? VERY rare.

    Answer by angevil53 at 1:59 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • Yeah I've heard of that before!

    Answer by sissy0604 at 2:41 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • Yes but the pregnancy almost ALWAYS have to be termintated because it's EXTREMELY dangerous for the baby to be outside the uterus. It could kill the mother and the baby.

    As far as hiding...if you are early it's unlikely. You can however be to early for a baby to be seen on an ultra sound. Usually the EARLIEST they can see a baby on the ultra sound is 6 weeks.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:46 PM on Jan. 2, 2011