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A 33-year-old male asked:

how accurate is ultrasound for gender predication if done at 16 weeks and baby cooperates? gyn said 95 % boy. why not 100 % ig penis clear

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Nothing is 100%: Your gyn was just being conservative and not wanting to say 100%, even if they believed conclusively that your fetus was male. What difference does it make anyway, as it's just an opinion, not a fact.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Predictions : It is very rare in medicine to make 100% diagnoses or predictions based upon testing, including radiology and ultrasound. It sure sounds like the gyn thinks you are having a boy. But nothing at this stage is 100% accurate 100% of the time.

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