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Amniocentesis is a procedure used to sample the fluid around the baby while in the uterus. This procedure is typically done during or after the fifteenth week of pregnancy. Amniocentesis can be used to determine whether the baby may have too many or too few chromosomes, whethe...

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Argon plasma coagulation (APC), sometimes referred to as argon photocoagulation, is a medical procedure that uses argon gas during a colonoscopy or an upper endoscopy to control bleeding from certain lesio...

In high-risk pregnancies, additional testing is often used during the third trimester to evaluate your baby’s health. Fetal well-being can be assessed in several ways. In addition to maternal perception of fetal movement (“kick counts”), fetal health can also be evaluated by s...

Overview: The Basics

Balloon assisted enteroscopy is a technique used to access the small bowel for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. There are two types of balloon endoscopy: single balloon (SBE) and double balloon (...

Overview: The Basics

A barium enema is a non-invasive, diagnostic test used by your physician to examine the large intestine, sometimes referred to as the colon. The test uses a special form of X-ray technology called fluorosc...