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Amniocentesis - FAQs

7. Will the needle hurt the baby?
By using ultrasound during the procedure the doctor is able to place the needle to be inserted in a position away from the baby causing it no harm.

8. Will the procedure be repeated?
The procedure is usually done once. Very rarely, the procedure is repeated again. It usually happens when the doctor is unable to obtain enough fluid on the first attempt, or when the laboratory is unable to make an analysis of the fluid.

9. Where will the tests be one, do I need to get admitted?
No, normally there is no need to get admitted. The procedure is done usually on an out-patient basis unless there is some associated problem with the pregnancy.

10. What will the tests tell me about the baby?
The procedure tells us about birth defects, if there are any neural tube defects, chromosomal abnormalities. Genetic analysis through this is highly accurate but occasionally results may not be obtained.

11. How long does the results take to be available?
The result usually takes 2-3 weeks.

12. How accurate is this procedure?
The procedure is fairly accurate however a normal amniocentesis does not guarantee a normal baby. Please also remember that not all birth defects can be detected by these tests.

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Dannien 

like aminocynthesis.. also for internal bleeding filling needle and leaving coagelants.. like when paracardian fills too much. [heart sack] a. - for small heart attack bleeding hearts, filling such hole in the vessels by an large amount of filler, (like salt?), to fill up hole in heart attack area. stopping the such bleeding. then add more blood if blood loss shows, for high blood pressure, relieve such pressure by draining alot of blood from body, thus to relieve too much blood pressure, or a little once in a while to drain some high pressure in blood. 1. - needle injected into head to relieve blood and its presssure of strokes and adding to it into the brain area, coagulants to stop up the internal brain bleeding. renewing cells and cleansing them as liquid and solids. a diabetic patch? to dispearse insulin through skin patch.. sugar detector for in foods seeing how much sugar is in a specific food substance.

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