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Is it dangerous to have cvs or amniocentesis?

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Dr. Stacie Macdonald
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: It is uncommon to have complications from amniocentesis or cvs. There is a small increased risk for miscarriage from these procedures. The physician who is performing the procedure can give their rates, usually less than 1% for an amniocentesis and 1% for cvs. The acog website has a nice handout on these procedures.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: This is a personal decision. The risk of losing a pregnancy because of cvs is about 1/100. The risk of losing a pregnancy because of an amnio is 1/500.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Should I have cvs or amniocentesis?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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 diagnosis genetic defects. These tests are not done routinely on everyone but rather on those who are at high risk for genetic diseases. Age > 35 or an abnormal blood test for Down syndrome would be examples of those who might consider this.

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