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Possibility of an ultra sound at 16 weeks - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my doctor sceduled me for a 20 week ultra sound but i was wondering if there was any way i could get myself an ultrasound at 16 weeks?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA here.
User :   hi
Doctor :   at 20 weeks weeks baby's most organs are formed and if any anomalies are present, it can be clearly made out at 20 weeks scan.
Doctor :   at 16 weeks, you might miss out few findings.
Doctor :   you can however delay the scan by 1-2 weeks
User :   i know, but would i be able to get an ultra sound at 16 weeks without a referral from my doctor
Doctor :   no, you will need a referral (prescription request) from a doctor.
User :   ok thank you
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