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Which genetic tests can I take in the first trimester of pregnancy?

Which genetic tests can I take in the first trimester of pregnancy?

Over 100 genes: It is now possible to test for over 100 serious recessive genes with a single saliva test. These would only be a problem for your pregnancy if you and your partner carry the same recessive gene. The testing includes all standard recommended tests and many more. For more information, go to www.Counsyl.Com. ...Read more

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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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When can we detect heartbeat of the child in a pregnancy first trimester?

When can we detect heartbeat of the child in a pregnancy first trimester?

Probably very soon: Can see the heart beat on ultrasound at approximately 6 weeks. By doppler electronic stethoscope on 9-12 weeks - depends on mom's anatomy. (not a regular adult stethoscope- won't work well). There are home doppler units you can get so that you can hear baby's heartbeat at home and electronically record it for the future. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Which urine test will I get in the first trimester?

Which urine test will I get in the first trimester?

Urine culture: Pregnant women are at increased risk for urinary tract infections beginning very early in the pregnancy. If left untreated these urinary tract infections can become more serious and cause kidney infections. Pregnant women with a kidney infection have an increased chance of going into preterm labor. This is why pregnant women are screened for a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Which tests should I have in the first trimester?

Which tests should I have in the first trimester?

Depends: Standard first trimester tests in the United States include blood type, blood count, hepatitis test, rubella test, syphilis test, hiv, urine culture. Depending on the patient's history, her desires for genetic testing or the doctor's protocols other tests may be performed. ...Read more

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In a pregnancy first trimester, when can we detect heartbeat of the unborn child?

In a pregnancy first trimester, when can we detect heartbeat of the unborn child?

Depends: Using a typical, abdominal doppler to listen, typically around 12-13 weeks; using a vaginal probe with an ultrasound machine, you may be able to detect something as early as 7 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a vanishing twin affect the results of genetic blood test in the first trimester?

Can a vanishing twin affect the results of genetic blood test in the first trimester?

No: if they were identical twins, they would share the exact same genetic information. So no it should not make any difference. If they were fraternal twins, still should not be any effect. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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Is it possible to detect any genetic disorders in the baby by ultrasound during pregnancy in second trimester?

Is it possible to detect any genetic disorders in the baby by ultrasound during pregnancy in second trimester?

Poor sensitivity: A high resolution ultrasound can often yield evidence of structural changes that occur more often in some chromosomal disorders.It is not specific.Many genetic metabolic disorders are only picked up after birth when byproducts of metabolism build up in babies blood.Some metabolic disorders can be confirmed by fibroblast culture on material from an amniocentesis when family hx is suggestive. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline cause abortion in the first week of pregnancy?

Can doxycycline cause abortion in the first week of pregnancy?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline is typically not recommended for women who are expecting. The medicine may cause permanent tooth discoloration in the child, and may even affect bone formation. If pregnancy occurs while you are taking doxycycline, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the potential risks and benefits of using this antibiotic. ...Read more

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What are the earliest symptoms of pregnancy? And when is the earliest time to use a pregnancy test?

Back to School?: True early pregnancy is symptom free. Remember health class where you learned that a fetus is not connected physically or chemically to its mother for the first fourteen or so days after conception? Thus any symptoms before the baby is big enough to be sharing a blood supply in the uterus with the mother are not pregnancy. Testing is best done after this fourteen day window and a missed period. ...Read more

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Is it best to take a pregnancy test in the early morning or any part of the day?

Is it best to take a pregnancy test in the early morning or any part of the day?

Should be any time: If you are pregnant it should be positive at any time but the first morning urine is recommended. ...Read more

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What tests will I need in the second trimester of my pregnancy?

What tests will I need in the second trimester of my pregnancy?

Afp, ultrasound: Between 15 and 20 weeks you should be offered the second trimester screening or "afp" test which assess risk for some fetal chromosomal and anatomic abnormalities via a maternal blood test. This is not a diagnostic test. Most will also be offered an ultrasound at approx 20 weeks to screen visually for anatomy and fetal growth. The diabetes screeening test will happen at the beginning of third tri-. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors in having a colonoscopy done in first trimester of pregnancy?

What are the risk factors in having a colonoscopy done in first trimester of pregnancy?

Not risky if indicat: Colonoscopy may be relatively safe without large fetal risk during first and second trimester of pregnancy if medically indicated. ...Read more

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What types of hernias can be detected in a fetus at the 3month pregnancy scan?Thank you in advance.

What types of hernias can be detected in a fetus at the 3month pregnancy scan?Thank you in advance.

Bochdalek : By end of 12 wk of intra uterine life , development of diaphragm is almost complete, posterior lateral portion usually on left fail to fuse, resulting boachdalek hernia, same way anterior tendon , resulting margagni hernia, similarly ant abdominal wall defects , can be detected by sonography. ...Read more

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Why do doctors only test for step b in the 3rd trimester and not in the second trimester?

Why do doctors only test for step b in the 3rd trimester and not in the second trimester?

Timing: Group b strep is intermittently present in the genital tract. It is not a problem for the woman, but can cause serious infections in babies that are infected during birth. Early testing does not adequately predict presence or absence of the bacteria at the time of birth. The appropriate timing is 35-37 weeks unless there is already a reason for preventative antibiotics during labor. ...Read more

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Would using clarithromycin cause a miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy?

Would using clarithromycin cause a miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy?

Se below: Since no one has all the answers of why a person miscarriages; medications can contribute to this event. I only know of one study with humans that showed an increase risk of miscarriages when taking Clarithromycin in the early weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Which trimester in pregnancy is alcohol the worst to have?

Which trimester in pregnancy is alcohol the worst to have?

All: The first trimester involves a lot of organ formation and etoh byproducts can influence the cells of the heart, face & other forming structures leading to the "look" and structural defects in fas. Your brain is developing throughout pregnancy & etoh can cause unseen interferance with the proper development of this vital structure. If pregnant stop drinking or don't start & avoid it if trying. ...Read more

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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