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amniocentesis vs cvs

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Fewer complications: While both tests are very accurate, a cvs has a higher miscarriage rate than an amnio.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
40 years experience Fertility Medicine
Earlier evaluation: Cvs can be performed much earlier towards the end of the first trimester whereas amniocentesis is performed in the middle of the second trimester.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: CVS and amniocentesis are tests that some patients will choose to have to help get a diagnosis. They allow testing of the baby's genes and help diagno ... Read More
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: On what you want to know, how much and your choice. There are risks and benefits to both. You need a detailed discussion with your doctor who would do ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Personal decision: Both tests are 100% accurate in determining whether or not the baby has chromosomal problems like down's syndrome. Women over 40 have a 1 in 20 risk ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
If at increased risk: It is only indicated and may be considered in which there is an increased risk of genetic disorder. If you are 35 or older by the time your baby is d ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erin Alward
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Amniocentesis is usually offered between 15-20 weeks, with a pregnancy loss rate of about 1 in 300-500. Chorionic villus sampling (cvs) is offered af ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Personal decision: Your decision should be based on your age-related risk for chromosomal problems (higher the older you are), how important it is to you to get early in ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Both have a risk of miscarriage. The risk is about 4 times higher with a cvs than an amniocentesis.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacie Macdonald
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is uncommon to have complications from amniocentesis or cvs. There is a small increased risk for miscarriage from these procedures. The physician ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Mueller
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Invasive prenatal: Choosing to undergo invasive prenatal testing is an important decision and one best had with a perinatologist. The timing, whether to do early testing ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Harris
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Follow instructions: No matter what you do, there is always a risk of miscarriage following these procedures. Most doctors who perform them will tell you to limit your ac ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
It depends.: CVS is generally thought to have a slightly higher miscarriage rate than amniocentesis, but this may not be the case everywhere. For mor e information ... Read More

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