(Closed) Not great news from our anatomy scan

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m sorry that you didn’t get very good news. Sending wishes your way for some speedy self-correcting on your jellybean’s part!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My sister was given a negative diagnosis while she was preggers.  She was told she had a cord adnormality which increased the possiblity her son would have down syndrome. She had an amniocentesis and there was still the possibility.  Well, he came out 100% healthy and is all boy.  She was actually on several prayer circles throughout her pregnancy.  I know not everyone believes in the power of prayer but it’s done incredible things in our family.

Also I know that you can’t always believe Dr. Google, but the 2 diagnosis you were given may be temporary and disappear by third trimester.  They indicated that an amniocentesis may be encouraged for further testing.   

Keeping you and your little one in my prayers.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The only thing I can tell you is that my cousin was told the same thing when she was pregnant with her first and she spent the next several months preparing herself for possibly having a baby with Down Syndrome.  It did not come to fruition as her daughter was born perfectly healthy and now at 12 yrs old, she is smart as a whip with an attitude to match!  

Bottom line – keep positive.  Soft markers pop up regularly and oftentimes turn into nothing.  I think if you had a good NT test, there is a strong likelihood this will correct itself as your doctor said.  

Sending lots of positive thoughts your way!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Hi there! My son had two choroid plexus cysts on his brain in our otherwise normal anatomy scan. I had a follow-up ultrasound around 30 weeks, and the cysts were gone.

It’s a scary diagnosis to receive. I know a bit of what you’re going through. Try not to worry too much. The doctors have to be thorough. We were told that because our son had the choroid plexus cysts but no other soft markers for trisomy 18 that it was probably all going to be fine. There is literature out there that explains the cysts. I found this support website helpful: http://choroidplexuscyst.org/

I pray that the markers resolve themselves, just as they have in my son. He’s almost one and perfectly healthy and happy.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m sorry you received some worrisome news. The only thing I have to add is that I think it’s a very positive sign that your doctor even offered the information that they will likely correct themselves and disappear. I don’t believe she would have said that if there wasn’t a strong possibility. Part of a doctor’s job is to prepare you for the worst – and they usually don’t offer open-ended hope unless they are almost certain it will come to fruition. Thoughts and prayers going out to you and I hope all is well with your little bean!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m not that far along yet so I can’t imagine what you’re going through now. 🙁 Just wanted you to know I’m thinking about you and baby and sending positive thoughts the problem rectify itself. *hugs*

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My personal advice would be DoNot read up on either condition until your doctor gets back to ou about the bloodwork, or even til after follow up exams. You are worrying as it is, and reading details could only increase that worry. You don’t need that, dear. Truly. So, deep breahs and foot rubs. I hope there is nothing to worry about and all is fine.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@skibobrown: I am sorry to hear of your news, I can’t imagine how stressed you must be. I will chime in as an NICU nurse. I have seen tons of results like these come up in histories, and in both choroid plexus cysts and echogenic intracardiac focus the babies did not have any genetic issues, in fact, the babies who end up in NICU with these findings often come in for totally unrelated, fairly routine reasons.

We don’t draw genetic labs based on results like those, unless something else about the baby causes concern (usually facial features indicative of a genetic abnormality). Choroid plexus cysts and echogenic intracardiac focus in and of themselves don’t even cause enough concern for extra assessment or post-partum testing in the normal newborn. When we do risk scores on the expected health of an infant, neither of those even warrant an extra point.

All I am trying to do is assure you that when babies have those soft markers, 99% of the time it does not mean there is anything wrong with them, and is of no short or long term effect, other than to freak you out until you finish the testing and follow-up, if you chose to have them.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

I have had friends with both of these issues, and both of the babies were completely healthy. I will pray for your LO.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You’re in my thoughts. I hope it all turns out OK. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m sorry about this worry,but am so glad that there are helpful bees on here who have been through similar things….thank you for sharing. Hoping the best for you!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m not far along yet to help, but it sounds like right now there is nothing you can do. Try to relax, and pray and give your little one time to heal. Hopefully, like the PPs said, those problems can heal themselves.

Lots of hugs and prayers!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@skibobrown: My son had that same issue in the brain area (i saw you wrote the technical name for it which i dont remember 🙂  and he turned out just fine. I worried myself sick, naturally. By the time i went in for my next appointment it had gone away. I will be sending good vibes your way! try and stay positive and take things one thing at a time.

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