Can a dating scan be wrong by 6 weeks

can a dating scan be wrong by 6 weeks

Can your due date be wrong from a scan?

Despite the fact that sonographers are experts in their field, estimated due dates (EDD) calculated from pregnancy scans can be incorrect, as Ollysmum76 discovered. “My due date got put back by 2 weeks at the 12 week scan. Original date given was 18 December but at the scan it was moved to 31 Dec.

Can the date of a scan change at 12 weeks?

As Loobylou77 explains, it’s really common for these to change when it comes to the dating scan at around 12 weeks. “I was measured at 6+6 (6 weeks and 6 days) when I should have been 8 weeks. Measurements at such an early stage aren’t accurate which is why they wait for 12 weeks to date you.

How accurate are dates from early scans?

“Definitely agree that dates from early scans are not accurate. Just half a millimetre at such an early stage can change your date by a week. Your 12-week scan will be far more accurate. “I fell over at ‘7’ weeks by my last menstrual period (EDD 18 March) and was sent for an early scan.

Is it worth waiting for a 12 week scan?

WoW babies confirms that it’s worth the wait for the 12 week scan. “Definitely agree that dates from early scans are not accurate. Just half a millimetre at such an early stage can change your date by a week.

Can scan dates be wrong?

Yes they can be wrong, early scans can be up to 2 weeks out either way. If baby is smaller/bigger than average then the dates they are telling you may be wrong. By my dates I was due 14th Oct but MWs and scans kept saying 20th but as I was charting and knew when I ovulated etc and the 14th was my due date even before I Had my BFP.

Can an ultrasound give you a wrong due date?

If an early ultrasound gives you a due date that is more than 1.2 weeks away from what was expected, there is a good chance that everything is still fine. You may have simply conceived earlier or later than you thought you did (which can happen if your cycle is at all irregular or if you remembered your last menstrual period date incorrectly).

Can the date of a scan change at 12 weeks?

As Loobylou77 explains, it’s really common for these to change when it comes to the dating scan at around 12 weeks. “I was measured at 6+6 (6 weeks and 6 days) when I should have been 8 weeks. Measurements at such an early stage aren’t accurate which is why they wait for 12 weeks to date you.

When is the best time to have a scan?

These can be carried out from week 5 or 6 of pregnancy, which is a notoriously tricky time to be accurate on dates. Understandably, when it is such early days it’s easy to worry when the scan dates are different to what you were expecting.

Early scans can be out by 5 days or so but I thought by 12 weeks they were regarded as fairly accurate. 3 weeks is a big difference! I dont think they would be that far out. Perhaps you ovulated twice that month? I was sent to EPU as was being very sick. By my dates I was 7 weeks, by theirs I was 6 weeks.

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