Anomaly or Anatomy

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  1. mumnbean

    mumnbean Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    Am getting a bit confused about whether the 20 week scan is actually an anatomy scan or anomaly scan? Have heard both being used but not sure if it is same thing or different? :wacko:
     
  2. JessdueJan

    JessdueJan Single Mam to 3 & 2 Whippets

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    hmm im not too sure...on my maternity notes it says anomaly scan...maybe they're the same but with two varients on name jus to confuse us all a bit more
    xx
     
  3. cutie4evr01

    cutie4evr01 Well-Known Member

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    Mine was called an anatomy scan, but I'm in the US, so maybe that's the difference?
     
  4. Stilletto_Sam

    Stilletto_Sam 3 Teenagers + 1 Toddler.

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    In the Uk it's called a 20 week Anomaly Scan - to check for anomalies (dictionary definition is irregularities/abnormalities)

    XXX
     
  5. hivechild

    hivechild Mummy to Ronan

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    I guess both are right since they're checking the anatomy for anomalies! :mr green:
     
  6. hattiehippo

    hattiehippo Well-Known Member

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    when I went for mine at the local hospital one leaflet said anomaly scan at 20 - 22 weeks and the poster on the wall said anatomy scan at 20 -22 weeks so I guess they use both terms for the same thing.
     

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