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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ac: Measurements later in pregnancy become less accurate. Dating usually happens from your first ultrasound done. Sometimes the baby develops growth restr ... Read More
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
35 years experience Gynecology
Depends: Accuracy of fetal ultrasound measurements is technologist dependent. Based on what you are asking, however, the most accurate bone measurement by ultr ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
24 years experience Radiology
Must use averages: I don't believe that any single measurement is most accurate throughout pregnancy. It is usually the averages that are taken. The most accurate measur ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
24 years experience Radiology
Typically the first: The ultrasounds performed in the first trimester I have the most accuracy and will hold the accuracy throughout the pregnancy. That is unless there ar ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Early sono: is very accurate at helping confirm the correct due date, so should be good at discerning timing for delivery. Single or multifetal pregnancy, it wor ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
44 years experience Gynecology
Sono reliable: For dating pregnancy, an ultrasound at the stage you define is a very good time to do so. A fetus that demonstrates cardiac activity and appears to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chart : One would have to consult a sonogram chart graphing the various fetal measurements at various gestational ages. This is not a question a doctor would ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
All of the above.: I am not an Obstetrician, but as I understand it, no one measurement is "most accurate" for fetal age. That is why all are measured together - some so ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Thoracic movements.: Here are two answers to your tricky question: 1) fetuses do not literally breathe; they have increasingly frequent thoracic movements near term to pre ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
48 years experience Neonatology
Probably not: Despite the fact that infants are sometimes born with a 'sucking blister' on their thumb-they received very good nutrition from their mothers thru the ... Read More

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