If you’re pregnant and want to avoid pain and other medical complications, you might want to consider having a ultrasound scan.
But you might also want to try using a machine that scans a small area of the uterus, which could lead to an unintended pregnancy.
For now, though, that’s not the best option.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that using a “vaginal ultrasound” is a safe, legal and common practice, and it’s not a new practice.
But it’s also not a medical procedure.
“This is the first time a woman has had a procedure like this performed in the United States,” says Dr. John J. Cogdell, director of the University of California’s Division of Reproductive Medicine and an expert on the use of ultrasound scans.
The FDA is the agency that approves medical devices and is the body that makes sure the devices are safe and effective.
In addition to the risk of unintended pregnancies, there’s the risk that you could accidentally cause an infection that would result in a miscarriage, Cogden says.
He notes that the FDA has not approved any medical devices to be used for ultrasound scans because they don’t have clear evidence that they’re safe.
Cogdel says that even though the FDA doesn’t have a definitive answer about what types of medical devices are safest and most effective, it’s very likely that there’s a safe method for doing an ultrasound scan, such as a pacemaker.
It’s very important for doctors to know what they’re doing, and to use the best possible instruments that they can, Cogsell says.
The FDA does recommend that women who want to have an ultrasound done by a machine have a medical professional perform the procedure.
But the agency doesn’t recommend that they have the procedure done by someone who isn’t an OB-GYN or ultrasound technician.
Cogsen says that this advice is especially important for women who are in a long-term relationship, or who have a history of having an ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy outside of the womb.
If you do decide to have the ultrasound, you may be worried about how long it will take to get a result.
The U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) recommends that the scan be done as soon as possible after the end of the first trimester.
But Cogds is concerned that the wait could be as long as eight weeks.
An ultrasound scan can take anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes, Cokdell says, and the woman could experience some discomfort.
There’s no guarantee that a woman will be able to see a result before that time, so it’s best to get an ultrasound performed as soon after the ultrasound scan as possible, he says.
“I would suggest that a patient who has the ultrasound in the hospital be given the option of going into the examination room and doing a quick assessment of the ultrasound results, and that the patient should be able see a positive result within two hours of the scan being performed,” Cogdal says.
It might be better to do the scan at home, where you know how long the scan is taking and where the ultrasound machine is, and wait until it’s safe for you to get the result, he adds.
So, why use a machine to do an ultrasound?
There are a few possible reasons why using a computer to perform an ultrasound might be safer than using a human doctor to do it, says Dr., Jill A. Dorn, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville.
She says that many women don’t want to use a human or robotic surgeon.
“They feel that it’s safer to do this procedure in person,” Dorn says.
The machine could also be safer because it’s less invasive, says Dorn.
She also points out that a computer is more sensitive and more accurate than a human, and a human being can see the ultrasound images before it’s done.
But if you want to do a test for the presence of a potentially harmful pregnancy, Dorn notes that using the machine is a safer alternative.
“In general, the technology that we use in the medical field is based on technology that’s used in the lab,” she says.
Dorns says that if you’re concerned about a potential pregnancy or ectopic, you should consider having the test done by another doctor, rather than using the computer.
While Dorn is optimistic that the U.C.L.A. study will provide guidance for obstetricians and gynecolists on ultrasound procedures, she says it’s important to remember that the study was done in a small group of women.
“We know that ultrasound is not the gold standard of prenatal care,” she explains.
She recommends that doctors consider the use the ultrasound test in conjunction with a gynecologic ultrasound or a cervical cancer screening test.
For now, the FDA’s guidance