Fetoscopy

This is a procedure in which a small telescope-like instrument is inserted into the stomach wall of the patient and into the uterine cavity (the inside of your womb). This allows your caregiver to look at the baby and determine if there are any problems with the fetus. The mother must avoid strenuous activity for 1 to 2 weeks following the procedure and is to report any pain, bleeding, fluid loss from uterus, or fever.

PREPARATION FOR TEST

  • No preparation or fasting is necessary.

  • Tell the person performing the test if you have a medical condition or are using a medication that causes excessive bleeding.

NORMAL FINDINGS

No fetal distress or problems found.

Ranges for normal findings may vary among different laboratories and hospitals. You should always check with your doctor after having lab work or other tests done to discuss the meaning of your test results and whether your values are considered within normal limits.

MEANING OF TEST

Your caregiver will go over the test results with you and discuss the importance and meaning of your results, as well as treatment options and the need for additional tests if necessary.

OBTAINING THE TEST RESULTS

It is your responsibility to obtain your test results. Ask the lab or department performing the test when and how you will get your results.