Re: Echogenic Bowel detected in ultrasound
I too had a 1st level ultrsound when I was 5 months pregnant. They did not tell me the full reason why I needed to come back for a 2nd level- only stating that parts of the heart chambers were unclear. After the level 2 my dr. said he thought he saw Echogenic bowel- but it didn't show on the level 2. Being this was my 1st pregnancy, I must have been a bit naive- and just left feeling relieved that everything was OK. No further testing was done.
Now here's where my story turns and I definately do NOT want to upset you. This may very well not be the case for you, I'm not diagnosing , I'm posting because I've been there and am a "pro" at the rest.
My now 2 year old son has Cystic Fibrosis--- his EB cleared itself by the time I had the level 2 and it did not cause any further issues or require surgery. The hospital I gave birth in does not screen for CF, so unfortunately my little one did not get dx until he was 5 months old. As you've probably already read, EB is a warning sign of CF. I'm sure if your level 2 shows it again, your doctor will do carrier testing on you or possibly an amnio. I would strongly recommend that it be done- I wouldn't want anyone going through even 1 day without a diagnosis
As far as CF- 1 in 32 people are carriers-- 2 carriers get together, there's a 25% chance the baby will have CF. My husband & I had no family history of it.
I know what you're going through, its hell. Call your doctor and tell them that 6 weeks is absolutely too long for you to wait, mentally it is just too much. Be firm- they need to know how difficult waiting is.
Our son is doing absolutely fantastic- he had a rough start and takes a few meds, etc- but amazingly (and I never ever thought we could) we are managing his CF and living normal lives.
Please get any testing you can to rule out CF. And feel free to ask me ANYTHING at all. The journey is long, and painful (especially in the beginning) and if I can do anything to help you along I will