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Can birth defects be diagnosed in utero?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Some

Some problems, like cleft lip, can be see on ultrasound.
Others like down's syndrome, can be detect with amniocentesis. No tests or set of tests can find all problems, however.

In brief: Some

Some problems, like cleft lip, can be see on ultrasound.
Others like down's syndrome, can be detect with amniocentesis. No tests or set of tests can find all problems, however.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Richard Wasserman
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sometime

It depends on the defect.
There are now many defined genetic diseases and screening can be performed early in pregnancy. If the defect is genetic, it probably be detected in utero.

In brief: Sometime

It depends on the defect.
There are now many defined genetic diseases and screening can be performed early in pregnancy. If the defect is genetic, it probably be detected in utero.
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Thank
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