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Is it dangerous to have cvs or amniocentesis?

Is it dangerous to have cvs or amniocentesis?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Popov
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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more


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Why is it important to do cvs or amniocentesis?

Why is it important to do cvs or amniocentesis?

Personal decision: Both tests are 100% accurate in determining whether or not the baby has chromosomal problems like down's syndrome. Women over 40 have a 1 in 20 risk of this. Some people would terminate the pregnancy if they knew the baby had a chromosomal problem. The cvs gives you info earlier than the amnio but has a higher miscarriage rate. ...Read more

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Is it ok to skip the amnio or chorionic villus sampling procedure? Is it required to have it at my age of 38?.. What will be the consequence for me?

Please discuss with: Your OB as this should be explained by your OB , i assume you will be getting an integrated screen which is an early test to r/o downs t-18 , spinal bifida and now there are new blood tests to r/ o those problems like harmony and there are 3 others, so the majority of my pts do not get an amnio unless one of those tests is abnormal so u need to speak with your ob. ...Read more

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If there is something wrong with the fetus, can it be "fixed" or treated? Is there any fetal condition that can be treated while still in the womb?

If there is something wrong with the fetus, can it be "fixed" or treated? Is there any fetal condition that can be treated while still in the womb?

Limited: I think in-utero treatment is limited and, many times, somewhat experimental. Certain placental aberrancies (e.g. Twin-twin transfusion syndrome) are amenable to treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to have a colonoscopy using propofol if i have Brugada syndrome? Will it cause an episode of VT or VF?

Is it safe for me to have a colonoscopy using propofol if i have Brugada syndrome? Will it cause an episode of VT or VF?

Yes with precautions: Although propofol may result in malignant arrhythmias in some Brugada syndrome patients, it has been used uneventfully in numerous other Brugada syndrome patients. When appropriate measures are taken anesthesia with propofol can most often be performed safely in Brugada syndrome patients. For detailed information on anesthesia in Brugada syndrome see: http://bit.ly/2bhf1Zz ...Read more

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Is there a bacteria that cause nec or is it something that a mom might do during the pregnancy?

Is there a bacteria that cause nec or is it something that a mom might do during the pregnancy?

Partially: Cocaine use during pregnancy can increase the risk of nec. The exact cause of nec is not really known however an association between an injury to the lining of the intestine and bacterial overgrowth is suspected. ...Read more

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Since an epidural is too risky for water birth, is it possible to have pain meds through an IV if you're giving a water birth? Or is that risky also?

Since an epidural is too risky for water birth, is it possible to have pain meds through an IV if you're giving a water birth?  Or is that risky also?

Water birth: You can have IV pain meds during a water birth, but IV pain meds are not as ideal for the baby as they do cross the placenta and can affect the baby with sedation, decreased respiratory effort, decreased feeding, etc. Would talk to your OB about what is most important in your birth plan - is it the water birth, pain control, possible affect on infant etc, and then plan based on those priorities. ...Read more

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What is it like to have a percutaneous umbilical blood sampling(pubs) also known as cardocentesis?

What is it like to have a percutaneous umbilical blood sampling(pubs) also known as cardocentesis?

Pubs: cardiocentesis is nothing like pubs in cardiocentesis the needle is placed into the pericardial space from the chest wall as opposed to pubs where the catheter is inserted thru the umbilicus ...Read more

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What happens if your baby is both extremely large and breech, is it safer to have him naturally or by c-section?

What happens if your baby is both extremely large and breech, is it safer to have him naturally or by c-section?

You decide: The head is part with the largest dimension that needs to transit the birth canal. In practice, if the feet come first, there is no guarantee that the head will. ( they can & do get stuck) If head first, feet and umbilical cord come after with plenty of room. Feet first, the head can also compress the umbilical cord like a tourniquet so baby gets no oxygen= likely brain damage. Answer should be ez ...Read more

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If a placenta has an extra lobe is it always connected to the main placenta? Is it possible it could be hidden and not seen at delivery (c-section)?

If a placenta has an extra lobe is it always connected to the main placenta? Is it possible it could be hidden and not seen at delivery (c-section)?

Sonogram: Accessory lobes will always be connected in some capacity. They are usually seen by sonogram. Yes they can be missed during delivery. It would be hard to miss during a c section as the doctor is able to physically look inside of the uterus fairly easily. ...Read more

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If someone has chlamydia and gets an abortion is there a risk of being left infirtile? If so is there anything that can be done to prevent it?

If someone has chlamydia and gets an abortion is there a risk of being left infirtile? If so is there anything that can be done to prevent it?

Chlamydia: Having a history of chlamydia will increase your chances of being infertile in the future due to the possibility of tubal disease. You will most likely benefit from a special x-ray of your tubes (hsg) in the future to ensure they haven't been harmed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get an amniocentesis?

Yes: There are 2 main reasons amniocentesis is done. Genetic amnio is done at 16-18 weeks, testing for down's or other chromosome problems. There is a 1 in 3-400 chance that you could lose a pregnancy because of it. The other reason is to test for the baby's lung ability to breathe well. This is generally done between 35-38+ weeks. The only risks are that you might deliver. ...Read more

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I may be pregnant and I have an iintestnal cyst. Would that be ddangerous go the baby, there thinking it a duplication cyst.

I may be pregnant and I have an iintestnal cyst. Would that be ddangerous go the baby, there thinking it a duplication cyst.

Might be pregnant?: Check a pregnancy test and then you will not have to wonder if you are pregnant. If you are schedule a visit with a an obgyn and bring along the report showing you have an intestinal cyst. The doctor can evaluate what it is, where it is and determine if any action needs to take place. ...Read more

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How safe is it to have an ectopic pregnancy managed by drugs?

How safe is it to have an ectopic pregnancy managed by drugs?

Very: At least 80% of ectopic pregnancies that meet strict criteria can be managed with a medication called methotrexate. You need to see your obgyn to discuss the specific issues, side effects, and concerns of course. But overall, Methotrexate is very safe for managing ectopics. ...Read more

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What does the medical community make of the mthfr genetic mutation? I had a doctor tell me that they no longer look at it or feel it is a problem

What does the medical community make of the mthfr genetic mutation? I had a doctor tell me that they no longer look at it  or feel it  is a problem

MTHFR Gene mutation: If you'd like to do more reading on the health effects of mthfr gene mutation, here's a great article ... http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2013/10/whats-big-deal-about-methylation-update.html. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous or risky to have surgery to get a IUD out?

Is it dangerous or risky to have surgery to get a IUD out?

Possibly: All surgical procedures carry risks. However, iud removal is usually a simple office procedure. There are instruments designed to be used in the clinic to extract an iud when the string is not visible - usually simple and safe. Sometimes hysteroscopy is required to see inside the uterus to locate and remove the iud - this is still a minor procedure but with some risks. ...Read more

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Should an aborption be made if there is a danger of an abnormal or complicated baby during pregnancy?

Should an aborption be made if there is a danger of an abnormal or complicated baby during pregnancy?

Confusing question: There is a risk (~4%) of an abnormal outcome with every pregnancy & many are complicated. Testing can be done as early as 8-10 weeks into pregnancy that can identify specific chromosomal or metabolic disorders that can cause defective babies. Some will elect to end the pregnancy & some will use the information to plan for treatment. Each case is unique & the decision must be made based all issues ...Read more

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Vbac== is it safe to have one or there is a risk of uterine rupture?

Vbac== is it safe to have  one or there is a risk of uterine rupture?

Discuss with OB: I think you are asking if a vaginal delivery is safe after having had a prior c-section. The clinical thinking on this has changed in the past several years, and you should certainly discuss this at some length with the doctor who is going to delivery the baby. Have a good delivery and a great baby. ...Read more

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