amniocentesis

Membrane Fusion

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QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
Hello, I would appreciate your advice, I had a 17 week ultrasound to have an amniocentesis done but the doctor couldn't do it as he said the "membranes had not fused yet" he did not explain anything.

Is this unusually late for them to fuse? i.e. I wondered if this could indicate a problem. I don't know how common this is. Thank you

Calcification in a Fetal Heart?

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QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
In your twenty years experience have you ever seen a calcium deposit in the baby's heart? I am so worried and have no answers from my doctor yet. I had an amnio and the baby looked fine the doctor said but he did tell me about the calcium deposit like it was no big deal. Now I have to wait two weeks for the test results from the amnio to come back from the lab. Please let me know if you have ever seen one of these before?

Thank you.
Renee

Prenatal Diagnostic Testing Anxiety

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QUESTION

Dear Experts,
My wife and I just got our triple blood screen back and we were told the test for Downs came back positive. The doctor set up an appointment for tomorrow for an ultrasound and possible amniocentesis. My wife and I have had two, very early miscarriages (fist month or so) and are scared to have the amnio. If it is healthy or not, we will go forward.

Could an Amnio Be Wrong About Gender?

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I had a 20 week level 2 u/s last week. The doctor just called and said the u/s could not conclusively show that my baby is a girl. The amnio came back girl; but the doctor said that the u/s technician said she saw something. What could she have seen? And have you ever heard of an amnio being wrong?

Thanks for helping,
Maria

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