You should plan to get an ultrasound after you receive a positive pregnancy test. It’s important to get this scan whether you’re planning to keep the pregnancy or get an abortion. The information it reveals determines the type of abortion procedure you can have.
An ultrasound answers these three questions: How far along is the pregnancy? Where is the pregnancy located? Is the pregnancy viable? The answers to all three will help you plan your next steps and you should try to get an ultrasound as soon as possible once you know you’re pregnant.