4 Months Pregnant But The Results Of New Ultrasound 6-7 Weeks?
At noon, my doctor was very confused on May 28, 2019, then I was tested on June 15, I was positive on July 13, 19, I was in the middle of the womb, he said 6-7 weeks in the afternoon, I was bleeding for 3 days after I was told to have a repeat check on the 16th. but the results are still positive on the 23rd of August 19th I was bleeding again for 2 days without being accompanied by mules when on the 26th of August 19th I used another ultrasound he said to be sure but what made it strange was ultrasound he said I was only 6-7 weeks old so what am I confused
Hello, Thank you for the question.
The actual gestational age of a woman cannot be known accurately because it is impossible to know for sure when fertilization (the meeting of sperm with an egg) occurs. However, there are several ways to estimate the gestational age of women. The most widely used method is to find out the first day of last menstrual period (HPHT). HPHT is considered as the first day of pregnancy begins. Thus, based on HPHT, your current gestational age is approximately 15 weeks. Calculating gestational age using HPHT is easy but cannot be used if you have irregular menstrual cycles or are unsure of your HPHT.
Another method used to estimate a woman's gestational age is an ultrasound examination. The results of an ultrasound examination in early pregnancy will be more accurate to estimate the gestational age. However, you also need to know that the USG results depend on the expertise of the operator. Not infrequently the results of examinations of one doctor are different from other doctors. Did you do an ultrasound on the same obstetrician? Results that are incompatible with HPHT can occur because of your irregular menstrual cycles (so they cannot be based on the HPHT previously mentioned), the influence of different ultrasound operators, or because of an undeveloped fetus.
In this condition, I advise you to consult with other obstetricians to seek a second or even third opinion on this matter. The doctor will return to ultrasound to determine the age of your pregnancy. Indeed the results between the calculation by the HPHT method and ultrasound may not be the same but, as long as the doctor does not find abnormalities in your fetus, you do not need to worry about this difference. All you need to do is always check the condition of your pregnancy with an obstetrician in accordance with the examination schedule recommended by the doctor.
Hopefully this information is useful.