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Posted by Tami on August 31, 2000 at 13:01:30:

In Reply to: Re: Down sydrome ultrasound pictures posted by CINDY G. on August 31, 2000 at 04:57:52:

: : My pregnancy recently tested positive for down sydrome.
: : I am 15 weeks and 33 yrs old. We have already had the level II ultra sound and the doctor said that everything looked normal, and that I had a 1% chance of having a down baby. I am still very worried, before this pregnancy I had 2 miscarriages and 1 blight ovum with in a year. My thought is that my body was doing its job by miscarry and that maybe there is something wrong with this baby. I already have two children 13 & 3 yr old with the same man. My question is how easily is it to find abnormalities via level II ultra sound? Does anyone with a down baby have ultra sound pictures that they would share, I would like to try compare with mine. My world feels so devasted and everyone around me says I am over reacting.

: DEAR TAMI, I WAS GIVEN AN ANMIO TO CHECK FOR DOWN SYNDROME AND I DO HAVE ULTRA SOUND PICTURES, SERVERAL BUT ONLY A TRAINED EYE CAN SHOW YOU THE DIFFERENCE. MY SON HAD A THICK FOLD AT THE BACK OF HIS NECK WHICH WAS NOTICABLE DURING THE ULTRASOUND AND SMALLER LIMBS. BUT, AS MELANIE SAID UNLESS YOU HAVE HAD AN AMNIO NOTHING IS FOR SURE. WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS HOW YOU COULD HAVE TESTED "POSTIVE" FOR DOWNS AND THEN YOUR DOCTOR TELLING YOU THERE WAS ONLY A 1% CHANCE OF DOWN SYNDROME. EITHER YOU TESTED POSITIVE OR YOU DIDN'T. DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF TESTING YOU HAD.

From Tami.
The AFP tested positive for downs but when we went to the level II ultra sound the dr. said he did not see anything that was abnormal, that is when he said i had a 1% chance. But i have been doing a lot of research since I have been told this and they said sometimes things can be missed for various reasons. I was wondering if at 15 1/2 weeks using a level II ultra sound would the beginnings of down sydrome markers be seen by a trained doctor?

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