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What should I expect during cvs?

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In brief: Mild cramping

The physician will do an ultrasound to evaluate the fetus.
A speculum will be placed and the cervix will be cleaned. A thin catheter is passed into the uterus and the placenta is sampled under direct ultrasound guidance. You may feel some cramping when this is done. There may be a small amount of bleeding after the procedure.

In brief: Mild cramping

The physician will do an ultrasound to evaluate the fetus.
A speculum will be placed and the cervix will be cleaned. A thin catheter is passed into the uterus and the placenta is sampled under direct ultrasound guidance. You may feel some cramping when this is done. There may be a small amount of bleeding after the procedure.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Steps 4 vaginal CVS

Undergo ultrasound to locate placenta, fetus.
Feet in stirrups (like for pap). Speculum inserted in 'sterile' way. Continued ultrasound on abdomen while thin tube (catheter) inserted through cervix. Evaluation of chorionic villi (from placenta) by expert to see if good for test. If ok, catheter, spec out ultrasound to look at fetal heart beat, etc a woman should tell doctor if cramps, dizzy, other.

In brief: Steps 4 vaginal CVS

Undergo ultrasound to locate placenta, fetus.
Feet in stirrups (like for pap). Speculum inserted in 'sterile' way. Continued ultrasound on abdomen while thin tube (catheter) inserted through cervix. Evaluation of chorionic villi (from placenta) by expert to see if good for test. If ok, catheter, spec out ultrasound to look at fetal heart beat, etc a woman should tell doctor if cramps, dizzy, other.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
You may have some cramping during the test and for the next couple of days. You should avoid exercise and sex for that time. Preliminary results are generally available the next day though the definitive results will take 10-14 days.
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