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15 weeks ultrasound gender accuracy

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Mostly accurate: Ultrasounds at that point in your pregnancy is generally accurate. Remember, however, that the presence of a penis to diagnose a male is generally ea... Read More
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Depends.: My rule has always been: don't guess! if the fetus is in a poor position for viewing the genitals then no determination can be made. At 20 weeks, if t... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Fertility Medicine 18 years experience
Have to wait: An ultrasonographer and/or OB can't accurately predict the gender until about 16-20 weeks, at which time an abdominal ultrasound is performed.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: At 15 weeks you should be able to determine the baby's gender by ultrasound.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 16 years experience
Maybe too early: Usually, an ultrasound to detect gender around 18 to 20 weeks. Here is an article which may be useful: http://www.Americanpregnancy.Org/prenataltesti... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Nothing is 100%!: Fetal ultrasounds are generally accurate when predicting a baby's gender but there are times when it is not correct. Best to be surprised anyway!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 24 years experience
Genetic testing: Sampling the fetal blood or even the amniotic fluid can be done to perform genetic testing. In addition to looking for inherited diseases, the sex of... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 27 years experience
Genetic testing: Amniocentesis or chorionic billows sampling can reveal if the fetus is a boy or girl, but this requires a needle placed through the womb to get some o... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 16 years experience
Quite accurate: By 12 weeks, the fetus is fully formed. All its organs, muscles, limbs and bones are in place, and the sex organs are well developed. So 16 week gende... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Ultrasound: It is very unlikely unless the ultrasound is read by someone without any experience. But, mistakes do occur.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 46 years experience
For what purpose: It depends on the question it is being asked to answer.

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