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When can you find out your baby has Down syndrome through an ultrasound?

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In brief: Not precisely!

Ultrasound cannot diagnose a fetus with down syndrome (trisomy 21).
It can pick up "soft" markers for downs. If you indeed identify soft markers, a discussion with your physician is critical to ascertain the risk of having an infant with a chromosomal abnormality. Further prenatal testing may be considered such as cvs or amniocentesis. It can be a difficult decision to make.

In brief: Not precisely!

Ultrasound cannot diagnose a fetus with down syndrome (trisomy 21).
It can pick up "soft" markers for downs. If you indeed identify soft markers, a discussion with your physician is critical to ascertain the risk of having an infant with a chromosomal abnormality. Further prenatal testing may be considered such as cvs or amniocentesis. It can be a difficult decision to make.
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