U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Australia
A 34-year-old female asked:

Im going to have amniocentesis done, what are the risk and are they high?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends: Amniocentesis carries a small risk of rupture of the bag of water and miscarriage. You might be quoted a risk of 1 in 200 as a ballpark number. The risks will depend on gestational age - obviously it is less risky at the end of the pregnacy versus earlier in pregnancy.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 44-year-old member asked:

Where do I go to get an amniocentesis done?

2 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
OB doc: Your OB doc will perform an amniocentesis in their office or an outpatient clinic. This is generally done to perform genetic testing on the baby.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.