(Closed) Did anyone else not get much info during NT scan?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our tech had a hard time getting the measurement due to baby’s positioning. She did tell us roughly what she thought it was, based on the one decent image she was able to get, but didn’t give us much other info. We had to wait until we saw the OB the following week for all the details.

ETA: I wouldn’t worry. It’s probably just standard procedure at that particular office.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We saw our dr right after the appointment… The only reason I knew before we saw the dr that everything was ok is that the tech was writing the numbers on the screen and they all seemed between the numbers that were “good”.  

A lot of people have to wait weeks to hear the news. Im sure it will be ok. But let us know either way!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@skipper2010:  I get it. 🙂 I was a ball of nerves for that entire week leading up to the doctor’s appointment.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mine was 8 weeks ago and I have not heard a single thing. I am under the impression they would call if something were wrong

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I did not get any measurements or an “everything looks good” as my tech wasn’t allowed to say anything.  I did watch the screen so I saw her put measurements for lengths etc. but nothing about the actual test.  She did also tell us it was a boy, before we even told her we wanted to know!   My doctor called me the next week to tell me everything was fine.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

They didn’t tell me any information either. The only reason I know my measurement is beause they gave me paperwork to bring up to the people in the lab doing my bloodwork and it’s said my NT measurement on it. They typically don’t tell you too much and normally will say a general “looks good” but that’s about all. Because I had mine in combination with bloodwork and the holidays my results have been delayed so I should be getting them next week. Try not to worry about it too much!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I get scans/ultrasounds regularly for non-pregnancy related things and the techs will never ever say anything to me and will always say, “the Dr. will speak to you about your results”.  I definitely wouldn’t worry at all.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@skipper2010:   Did you have the blood work done prior to the NT scan? or same day? If I’m not mistaken, I think they have to have results for both to give you the proper results.

I had my blood work done (finger prick at home; sent blood to a lab by mail) 2 weeks before the actual scan.  When I went in for the scan they had my blood results, did the scan and afterwards there was a doctor there that reviewed the results with me.

Don’t worry..it really is by law that they can’t say anything..even if everything does ‘look good’..they can lose their jobs for saying something.

 

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

U/S techs get the views needed and take the pictures. It’s not their job to interpret them. They have to go to a radiologist for that. Usually you won’t get any results until the radiologist’s report is sent to your doctor.

ETA: Quite often, if they think something is wrong, they will call a radiologist into the room to view the potential problem. So NOT having that happen probably bodes well 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Don’t worry about it. I had an ultrasound of my gallbladder (before pregnancy) where the tech had someone else come in and look at it….which was a little concerning. She still couldn’t tell me anything, even though I knew something was obviously up.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@skipper2010:  Hold tight.  I’d hate to hear “it all looks good” and then get the official read as something’s wrong.  I haven’t been through this yet but I work in health care and I would personally prefer to wait to hear the official read from the radiologist who is trained to read these tests than from the technician who is trained to get the appropriate pictures.  It’s outside their scope of practice to interpret the tests.  I don’t doubt they know their jobs well, but interpretation is not their job. 

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