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What the difference between the penta screen and panorama test?

What the difference between the penta screen and panorama test?

Penta and Panorama: They are both good tests. The panorama provides personalized risk scores for aneuploidy at 13, 18, 21, x, y and triploidy with the highest combined accuracy in published clinical trials among non-invasive prenatal tests currently available. The penta is a prenatal risk assessment for neural tube defects (ntd), down syndrome, and trisomy 18. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What percentage of patients do prenatal genetic screening?

What percentage of patients do prenatal genetic screening?

Unknown: There are no solid statistics on this issue. If one is against pregnancy termination, then there is no need to do any prenatal testing at all as this testing is to indicate the risk of a defective infant. It is a personal choice. ...Read more

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Could pregnancy trigger breast cancer?I am high risk, and am screened yearly.But could a pregnant cause a genetic bc to grow when otherwise it wouldn't?

Could pregnancy trigger breast cancer?I am high risk, and am screened yearly.But could a pregnant cause a genetic bc to grow when otherwise it wouldn't?

Yes and No: Women who are at increased risk for breast cancer can end up getting a breast cancer in pregnancy due to the growth hormones in pregnancy. I don't think pregnancy could 'start' a bc, but can accellerate.Be sure to survey your breasts with self exams and ask dr. To perform exam at beginning of pregnancy as well. Any lump or mass report immediately. This goes for pregnancy as well as postpartum. ...Read more

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Penta screening, does it matter how many weeks along the pregnancy is?

15-20 weeks: The recommended timeframe is at 15-20 weeks. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 29, 17 weeks pregnant with twins. I had my penta screen and results came back with 1:89 pseudo risk for twins. Is this reliable with multiples?

I am 29, 17 weeks pregnant with twins. I had my penta screen and results came back with 1:89 pseudo risk for twins. Is this reliable with multiples?

Probably: Please discuss this with you obstetrician. The penta test is only a screen. Further testing needs to be done to fully evaluate your babies' condition(s). ...Read more

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Are virgin pregnancies rare?

Are virgin pregnancies rare?

Possible: Although unlikely, you can get pregnant without intercourse. If a man ejaculates just outside the vagina it's possible that the semen could travel far enough to cause a pregnancy. And there are many cases where a woman gets pregnant without intercousre and so, depending on the woman, could be considered a virgin birth if the woman in question had never had intercourse. ...Read more

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What are the ethics surrounding surrogate pregnancies?

What are the ethics surrounding surrogate pregnancies?

See answer: Ethics= society norms vs fair and just for all parties? Surrogate pregnancies or gestational carriers are used when the uterus of the biological mother is absent on unable to carry a pregnancy. Also when the mother has an illness that does not alloww her to carry a pregnancy. Pregnancy is a physical risk to the carrier so she should be at low risk and be aware of the psychological effect. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are unplanned pregnancies the most sacred kind?

I'm wondering are unplanned pregnancies the most sacred kind?

That is somewhat: of a generalization. An unplanned pregnancy might be devasting for a young unwed woman without support. On the other hand, it could be a remarkable blessing for someone else. I believe that sacred may be in the eye / heart of the beholder. ...Read more

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Real pregnancy symptoms?

Real pregnancy symptoms?

Several: There are several early signs of pregnancy including nausea +/- vomiting, breast tenderness, food cravings or aversions, tiredness, and increased urination. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more