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Can ultrasound catch all birth defects

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Ultrasounds can see many birth defects but they can not see them all. The fetal anatomy scan is usually done around 20 weeks. During this scan the technician will have a standard list of measurements to take and things to look for.

Sometimes the technician might see something called a "marker" and they are often referred to as a soft or hard marker. These markers can indicate a defect or they might be nothing at all. If you doctor finds a number of markers they might recommend additional fetal testing.

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