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During amniocentesis do they stick the needle in the sac more than once?

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Dr. Bryan Blonder
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not usually

When having an amniocentesis we use ultrasound to help us guide the needle into the correct area.
Of course you have to consider experience when having an amniocentesis done. A physician with experience usually can perform an amniocentesis with one puncture.

In brief: Not usually

When having an amniocentesis we use ultrasound to help us guide the needle into the correct area.
Of course you have to consider experience when having an amniocentesis done. A physician with experience usually can perform an amniocentesis with one puncture.
Dr. Bryan Blonder
Dr. Bryan Blonder
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Just once

Once is all that is needed, and it's usually done with ultrasound guidance.
Occasionally a second puncture may be needed if multiple sacs (twins, triplets, etc) but even then it can usually be avoided.

In brief: Just once

Once is all that is needed, and it's usually done with ultrasound guidance.
Occasionally a second puncture may be needed if multiple sacs (twins, triplets, etc) but even then it can usually be avoided.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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