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Recovery After Amniocentesis
Yes: Minimal. Women walk out of the office after an amnio. From the mother's point of view the recovery is no different from having gotten an immunization - a little soreness at the needle site. Women should rest a bit if they are feeling contractions after the amnio, which is not uncommon for a short period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No.: The needling procedures do not require postoperative check - the needle trauma is minimal and complications are rare. Specific symptoms to look out for and promptly report to your physician/hospital er: vaginal bleeding, leaking fluid per vaginam, fever >100f, worsening lower abdominal/back cramping. Bedrest for the day of the procedure is advisable, but may return to normal activity the next day. ...Read more
Contact doc now: Any fever, bleeding or pain that is more than simple cramping should cause you to contact your doctor immediately. There is a very small risk that amniocentesis can cause a miscarriage (1/200-400 chance), infection or pre-term labor. Please call or go in NOW! Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have heard that pregnant woman after 35 must do amniocentesis. I am 34 and i will be 34 when i deliver baby.Do i need amniocentesis necessarily?
Information, not Rqd: The risk of a chromosomal abnormality in any pregnancy increases from a low in the early 20's to a bit< 1% around 35. No one is required to get an amniocentesis, but many want to prepare for that possibility if they could be having a down syndrome or other chromosome defect. Several metabolic diseases can also be detected. It is information some want & some don't.You have a choice. ...Read more
Colonized with gbs. Do I need antibiotics before, during and after cvs? Should I choose amniocentesis instead?
Invasive prenatal: Choosing to undergo invasive prenatal testing is an important decision and one best had with a perinatologist. The timing, whether to do early testing with CVS, later testing with amniocentesis or even nowadays we like to use noninvasive testing with free fetal DNA which poses no risk to fetus, will ultimately depend on what you are trying to test for. ...Read more
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