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can a scan detect if my baby has been affected by misoprosto

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I am 18 weeks pregnant. can a scan detect if my baby has been affected by the misoprostol I took while trying to abort it(to no avail)?


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replied March 12th, 2016
Pregnancy Answer A56247
Hi,
Thanks for submitting your query in this forum.
Misoprostol very rarely can cause fetal anomaly if pregnancy is continued after its use. Yes, an ultrasonography at 18 weeks definitely could detect any major anomalies provided done in experienced hand. This is thus also termed anomaly-scan.
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Dr Bhattacharyya


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