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How risky is an amniocentesis?

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Dr. Miriam Sivkin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Has risks

All procedures have risks and benefits.
Refer to provider for their risk ratio.

In brief: Has risks

All procedures have risks and benefits.
Refer to provider for their risk ratio.
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: 1%-1/1000 risk loss.

The risk of fetal loss ranges roughly between 1/100 and 1/1000 with lower risks reported more recently as machines and instruments have improved.
The risk of fetal loss increases with maternal age, sonographic markers of anomalies, prior vaginal bleeding/short cervix, number of needle insertions and poor fetal growth. Some women go on to preterm birth or rupture of membranes weeks after.

In brief: 1%-1/1000 risk loss.

The risk of fetal loss ranges roughly between 1/100 and 1/1000 with lower risks reported more recently as machines and instruments have improved.
The risk of fetal loss increases with maternal age, sonographic markers of anomalies, prior vaginal bleeding/short cervix, number of needle insertions and poor fetal growth. Some women go on to preterm birth or rupture of membranes weeks after.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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