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Why would a pregnant person need chorionic villus sampling (cvs)?

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Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Genetic testing: Chorionic villous sampling represents one of the earliest available methods to accurately diagnose genetic abnormalities such as down's syndrome. While most, if not all, of these defects are not curable, it does give the patient the earliest opportunity to decide on whether to continue the pregnancy.

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Is the chorionic villus sampling cvs a risky thing to do?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes and no: Any time you have a procedure like this done it can make you loose the pregnancy.

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