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Currently 17 Weeks Pregnant. Advised TIFFA Scan. Details?

I am 21 years old. I am a pregnant of 17 weeks.doc advised me to get tiffa scan in current 17.4 day s week. Can u tell me is it correct time for TIFFA scan? why it has to be done? this is my second pregnancy. During my first issue i have not done tiffa scan. What is this tiffa scan? Why it is requireD? I don t no anything about TIFFA Scan.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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OB & GYN Specialist 's  Response
hello,
TIFFA scan is Targeted Image For Fetal Anomalies,very useful for prenatal diagnosis of any type of fetal congenital anomalies.
Ideal time is 16th-22nd wk to get every details of feto-placental well being. It is more reliable to rule out anomalies along with TRIPLE test including Down syndrome etc.
So do the scan to know the fetal profile in details. Be well.
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Homeopath Dr. Swati's  Response
Targeted imaging for foetal anomalies or tiffa scan is nowadays advised between 17-20 weeks of pregnancy.
It helps to analyse foetal anomalies at an early stage so that if the foetus is detected with anomalies that are not compatible with life,abortion is carried out and the pregnancy period is not useleasly prolonged.
Tripple marker test can onlu detect down's syndrome whereas tiffa scan xan detect many other anomalies too though not all.
Tiffa scan is a simple ultrasound and you need not worry about it.
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Currently 17 Weeks Pregnant. Advised TIFFA Scan. Details?

hello, TIFFA scan is Targeted Image For Fetal Anomalies,very useful for prenatal diagnosis of any type of fetal congenital anomalies. Ideal time is 16th-22nd wk to get every details of feto-placental well being. It is more reliable to rule out anomalies along with TRIPLE test including Down syndrome etc. So do the scan to know the fetal profile in details. Be well.