Stressful Ultrasound-Echogenic intracardic focus

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Stressful Ultrasound-Echogenic intracardic focus
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Sat, 04-09-2011 - 12:27am

I had my 20 week ultrasound on Wed.

Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Registered: 03-04-2008

I have not been through this specific thing but I do know what it's like to have a tiny chance of something being wrong and being totally focused on that.

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Registered: 01-12-2006
I want to just offer you big hugs. I've been in a similar spot. I'm 36 (nearly 37 when baby will be born), so I'm "high-risk" anyway. I did do the first trimester screen, which I'd never been offered before. My NT scan was GREAT!!!! Even the doc said unless we see something wildly unexpected with my bloodwork, they see no reason for concern. But then my bloodwork was wildly unexpected. I was screen positive for down syndrome with a risk of 1/145 (which they said was still better than my age-alone risk for that point in pregnancy, which was 1/130). We've had two totally clear level II sonograms, which had me feeling pretty good, but then I start hearing about people who never had any indication, etc ...

We declined the amnio because it didn't matter that much. But clearly I've still been quite concerned. I don't know if you're a faithful person, but I've found great peace in prayer and reading my bible, specifically focusing on readings of faith.

I know it's stressful for you. Believe me. But your doctor is right, that many times (in fact most times), these things turn out to be nothing.

Prayers and positive thoughts ...
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Registered: 12-15-2010
I went through exactly this w/ DS. He had "bright spots" on his heart - which tend to be a soft marker - yes...but also tend to be a lot of false positives. DS is 2 now and perfectly fine. They said he may develop a murmur someday but that's it.

feel free to ask me anything...I went through every emotion with this. I finally asked why they even told me if it was basically nothing. and they said "because of liability" (my drs are honest - i love them for it). these are one of those things that if they didn't have to tell us i don't think they would. gl. kup.
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Registered: 07-24-2005

I was told last year at my 20 week US that DD had bilateral clubbed feet and a kidney malformation. I got on the phone, called the medical university and got into see a perinatologist the next day. They wanted to send me in 3 weeks and I said hell no and got scheduled myself. You can try that if you don't want to wait too long. Oh, also DD is walking at 8.5 months old and perfectly perfect....

Katie

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Registered: 06-10-2009

Thanks for the advice.

Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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I had the second ultrasound with a specialist today.

Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Registered: 10-02-2003
Yea! So glad it turned out well!

Melissa
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Registered: 11-02-2007

Hi Katie... I have twins and Baby A, my girl has the exact same thing. My perinatologist that I see every two weeks says its an EXTREMELY low marker for downs syndrome. Both my 12 week and 16 week blood tests came back perfectly normal.