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Boy Ultrasound At 20 Weeks
18 to 22 weeks: It means it could be off by 2 weeks. It could be 18 weeks or it could be 22 weeks or anywhere in between. It is just a comment on the accuracy of the ultrasound. The ultrasound is usually quite accurate, but it does have a range and the accurate within 2 weeks is just commenting on that. If you combine that with your last period you should be quite accurate. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
I am at risk for a baby with downs syndrome but ultrasound at 20 weeks was normal with limb lengths. Does this mean chances are my baby is normal?
A lot of details.: Fetal gender, anatomy in detail (including brain, heart, spine, kidneys, extremities), amniotic fluid volume, due date estimation within 10 days of actual date, cervical and uterine anomaly detection, placental location and pathology. It is a very cost-effective test for any pregnancy and should be universally performed. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I had dating ultrasound at 20 weeks (less accurate) giving me a due date of 9/6/13. Is it possible for father to be someone i had sex with 11/23/12?
Im 20 weeks and 2 days and haven't felt my baby move yet and I have my ultrasound in 3 days can there be something wrong? With my first son i felt him instantly at 20 weeks and felt him every day till il had him
Babies : Babies typically start moving around between 16-24 weeks. If your baby was moving, then it is crucial you let your doctor know if there is a decrease in baby movement activity. It is better to be safe than sorry. Also, going forward, keep a log of baby kicks per day and document them.This is a great way to note any changes in activity. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
How accurate is ultrasound done at 20 weeks for gender determination of fetus. Is obstretics ultrasound with same accuracy. Same question for 22 wks?
Depends.: My rule has always been: don't guess! if the fetus is in a poor position for viewing the genitals then no determination can be made. At 20 weeks, if the genital region is visible there is a very high level of accuracy for gender determination. It all depends on the skill of the person doing the scan. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Can the routine fetal anatomy ultrasound be performed earlier than the standard 18-20 weeks? Is 15-16 weeks way too early to have this done?
It can - but limited: The future trend will be to perform anatomical fetal surveys in the late first trimester (14 weeks) via transvaginal sonography. Expert centers in europe are already doing this successfully. In the U.S. Most practices perform the anatomy scan at 18-20 weeks to allow for pregnancy termination in case of serious anomalies. From an imaging standpoint, the optimal time is 24-28 weeks. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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