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how to find boy or girl in ultrasound scan

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should be 100%: After 18 weeks gestation, most sonographers can determine the gender of a fetus via abdominal ultrasound with near 100% accuracy. When it is not sure ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
50 years experience Interventional Radiology
Easier to spot...: During ultrasound scanning, it is easier to spot a male fetus from a female fetus; hence the perception. It is also dependent on the experience of the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Myth: Around 16-20 wks you can sometimes identify the genitals. The placenta thing is a myth.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Can be difficult: I would not pick out gender specific clothes or decorations for the nursery. Sometimes it is very easy to see the "important bits", and other times, ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Tiffa scanning: is only done to detect fetal anomalies and not the gender of the baby. Usually an ultrasound done between 16 to 20 weeks can determine the sex of your ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Genitals: During the sonogram an examination of the fetal genitals is done to determine the sex of the baby. Typically the doctor would write down the findings ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
30 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: Ultrasound is one of the best ways to determine how far along a pregnancy is , but it is much more accurate in the early part of a pregnancy than late ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Ask: Depending on the quality of the scan and the cooperation of the baby, this information may or may not be available after 16-20 weeks. The parts may be ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
25 years experience Gynecology
Yes possibly: depends on position of baby if legs open then yes
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Eeg: if the eeg is abnormal, there is definite seizure disorder that meds anti seizure medication. The normal ct only means there is no structure abnormali ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
A : A baby's weight is calculated based on measurements of the width of the head, the head circumference, the length of the femur bone, and the abdominal ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Sabb
24 years experience Sports Medicine
US is a good idea: Hi, the scrotal us is a painless exam that will take between 10-20 minutes. The us is done by an us technologist and read by a radiologist. Var ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
11 years experience Family Medicine
You can see: At around 20 weeks, the genitalia are visible my ultrasound, so given the right image you can see if this will be a little boy or girl. Sometimes howe ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
18-22 weeks: At 18-22 weeks the ultrasound can be fairly definitive as to whether a penis is present or not.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Halin
38 years experience Radiology
Vascularity: The contrast makes blood vessels whiter to stand out. Most tumors are hypervascular, they have more blood vessels. This makes them easier to see with ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Bad idea: Osteoporosis leads to increased bone fragility, collapse of the spine and a host of other problems even if i could suggest a benign way to get this ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
I : I wish there was a definitive answer for this. Some women find that if they eat a sugary snack about 15 minutes prior to the ultrasound the baby will ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Too vague: Blood type testing can certainly exclude a designated person if their blood type is incompatible with that of the child. For example, a dad who is ab ... Read More
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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
9 months : In the past pediatricians advised avoiding egg whites til 12 mos. But many now think whole eggs are fine after 8 mos. Eggs are very healthy but i stro ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Breast : Breast ultrasound is useful to further characterize breast lesions. Ultrasound it is excellent for detecting in characterizing cysts (well circumscrib ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
6-7 weeks: As early as 6-7 weeks. It will detect gestational sac.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eva Duckett
30 years experience Radiology
Maybe: Dama: the DEXA does take a scan of your bones, but it does not replace a regular x-ray. In fact, often if there is something seen on dexa, a true x- ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Myths: Please don't follow those myths, good luck with your trial to conceive, visit a fertility specialist for any questions/concerns
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
A : A mammogram is essentially an x-ray image of the breast. Ultrasound uses sound waves to generate an image of the area being imaged. Mammography is usu ... Read More
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