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Is the amniocentesis a risky thing to do?

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Dr. M. Taslimi
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends,but low risk

Amniocentesis done by an expert is low risk.
The main risk is rupture of membranes that often is related to the ultra-structure of the membrane in a given pregnancy. The small risk should be matched with desired benefits; expert counseling can put the risk/benefit in perspective. Seek advice from geneticist and maternal fetal medicine specialist.

In brief: Depends,but low risk

Amniocentesis done by an expert is low risk.
The main risk is rupture of membranes that often is related to the ultra-structure of the membrane in a given pregnancy. The small risk should be matched with desired benefits; expert counseling can put the risk/benefit in perspective. Seek advice from geneticist and maternal fetal medicine specialist.
Dr. M. Taslimi
Dr. M. Taslimi
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Amniocentesis

An amniocentesis with current medical technology carries a low risk of pregnancy loss.
With continuous ultrasound guidance during the procedure and an experienced person performing the procedure, the risk of loss is 1 in 1660, based upon a nih study. That's at 16 weeks, though. As pregnancy progresses the risk of loss decreases.

In brief: Amniocentesis

An amniocentesis with current medical technology carries a low risk of pregnancy loss.
With continuous ultrasound guidance during the procedure and an experienced person performing the procedure, the risk of loss is 1 in 1660, based upon a nih study. That's at 16 weeks, though. As pregnancy progresses the risk of loss decreases.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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