2nd Trimester

Boy or Girl Ultrasound? 3 dots

I had an elective ultrasound done at 16 weeks. I was told to expect a girl but in all the girl ultrasounds I have seen its more like 3 slits instead of dots. I have a feeling that maybe the baby was not developed enough and maybe this is testicles and a penis. The dots are in a triangle. Please let me know what you think.

 

 

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Re: Boy or Girl Ultrasound? 3 dots

  • Slits....dots....I think it's all the same......You would know if it was a boy....trust me.
  • We were told 3 dots= girl and that's what we're having. I've seen a "boy" ultrasound (with our first) and definitely know the difference between the two...LOL.

  • I keep trying to get the image to upload.. how do i do it? maybe if you could see what i am talking about. Its also my first baby. I feel like first time moms are more skeptical. Lol
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  • We had an elective ultrasound at 16 weeks and could clearly see the penis between the legs.  There was really no question about boy or girl.  Since this is my second boy I don't have any experience with girl ultrasounds, but agree with others that a boy is pretty darn clear.
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    Slits....dots....I think it's all the same......You would know if it was a boy....trust me.

    I agree with this post. I've seen u/s with three lines and it's a girl and some with three dots and it's a girl. I'm having a boy and trust me and this poster... You'd know if it was a boy.

  • image WhatJustHappened:
    Slits....dots....I think it's all the same......You would know if it was a boy....trust me.

    This!!  You would know if it was a boy.   

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  • Okay, call me crazy but i swear somewhere i read that the 3 DOTS has something to do with the little girls "reproductive system" not the actual genital.

    ETA: Then of course the 3 slits (hamburger) would be the genital. 

  • We had our elective ultrasound at 14w3d and we saw 3 dots in the shape of the triangle also. The techs said 70% chance of being a girl, 30% of being a boy. Like a PP said, the dots have to do with the reproductive system, not the genitals. (Apparently boys can have a triangle shape early on as well, but it isn't usually as clear.)

    At our 19w anatomy scan, they said 100% girl. 

    It sounds like you're having a girl, but I wouldn't paint yet!

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  • I was told that at 16 weeks they can't be all that certain. As you get further along they have a better chance of assigning the gender. 19 weeks onward I was told. 

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  • Boy parts were very clear when we had the ultrasound for DS. The tech guessed boy at the NT scan. My OB said it looked like a boy at 16 weeks and the anatomy scan confirmed it. Really, it was so obvious. Your ultrasound is what our NT scan loowed like at 12w6d. The tech said it looked like a girl this time. We'll see.
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  • We're having a girl.  And when we had our ultrasound at 21weeks they said the 3 dots is an indicator of a girl (that and that there's not boy parts floppin around).
  • Thank you everyone! I will for sure update this once I have my 20 week US. I will also put a clear picture of my little one at 20wks
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  • I had the same thing at my 16 week.  It was 3 dots and the tech told us it was definitely a girl.  I wasn't too sure b/c I too thought it should be 3 lines too.  Then at another ultrasound the tech showed me it looked different from different angels and one way she angled it showed it looking more like lines.  I would say it is all girl.  Congrats!
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