Echogenic Bowel?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
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359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

At my anatomy scan, they thought our baby may have a heart defect (which I found out later is often connected to increased risk of mental retardation). We were referred to a perinatalogist for another scan and fetal echocardiogram. It was a long wait for the second appt and the longest 2 hrs of my life sitting on that table but everything turned out normal. I hope all is well with you and your baby. I know it’s hard, but try not to stress too much until you know for sure what’s going on. 

Post # 6
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Worker bee

(This maybe is not what you’re looking to hear…)

My son had the echogenic bowel at his 18 week anatomy/gender scan. We did an amnio, which came back positive for Down Syndrome. I actually do not know of any DS family with a family history of Downs, so you may have received some misinformation on that :\ It would only be genetic in the least common forms, like translocation DS.

Just know my circumstance is so so rare, as I was 19 at the time. Like you already know, in most cases, the EB resolves and the baby is normal! But everything will be okay regardless. A parent’s love is unconditional. My Joey is 6 – he’s happy, healthy, and the favorite member of our family 🙂

Post # 8
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Worker bee

That’s a good point – Joey had another marker, which I believe the OB referred to as “brain coils.” Those resolved before the birth as well. Did your doctor also look at nuchal translucency and the nasal bone? I would not be super concerned about echogenic bowel on its own, but I know that’s easier said than done while you’re waiting. 

And I did not know the blood test took 10-14 days. Bummer. I’m also having it done next week and am so excited to find out the gender at 12 weeks!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

LLEU:  I won’t be too much help but I just wanted to let you know that I went through something similar, and I know how hard it is. 

At our 12 weeks scan the doctor said that the nuchal fold measurement was a little high. They told us of the risk of trisomy 13, 18 and Down’s. We opted to do the CVS right away. The full results took two weeks to come back. I cried a lot and waiting was so so so hard. I know what you are going through. It consumes you and is your every waking thought. Try not to stress too much over it ( easier said than done I know), because it’s really not healthy for the baby. There’s also nothing you can do at this point to change the test results, so please don’t drive yourself crazy. I know because I did it myself!

I’m hoping for great news for you!

 

 

 

 

Post # 10
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269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

LLEU:  just thinking about you. Hope you’re doing well.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think my LO had an echogenic spot on her adrenal gland (it was definitely SOME kind of spot but I don’t remember what). Doc said it could be a hematoma or a tumor, they weren’t sure. It resolved itself and (knock on wood) she was born healthy and is still fine. It led to us getting a ton more tests, to the point where I almost wish we hadn’t gotten the anatomy scan because 1. there was nothing they could do about it other than watch it and 2. everything was fine in the end and we worried for no reason

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2008

hippomama:  hi , my baby also is having some spot in adrenal glands seen during anatomy scan . I will have to undergo tons of bloodwork and ultrasound .Could you please mention what all tests you underwent ? Its so stressful . seeing your post I am bit relieved that everything could be fine .Also Glad to know that your baby is healthy

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