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    Old 10-25-2004, 02:04 PM   #1
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    Question ultrsound/down syndrome

    Hi I was wondering if anyone out there had a ultrasound that detected any of the soft markers during pregnancy? I have heard that sometimes they don't show up, thanks

     
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    Old 10-26-2004, 11:12 AM   #2
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    Re: ultrsound/down syndrome

    What is a "soft marker"?
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    Old 10-26-2004, 04:40 PM   #3
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    Re: ultrsound/down syndrome

    I was told a spot on the heart likes a brights spot sometimes ia a indicator of down syndrome, and the fold on the back of the neck, short nasal bone, short femer, are a few that sometimes show up on a ultrasound around 5 months

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    Old 10-27-2004, 06:35 PM   #4
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    Re: ultrsound/down syndrome

    my dd had a calcium deposit on her heart and a choroid plexis cyst in her head. There are others too, but I can't think of any that are already mentioned. And yes, you don't have to have a soft marker to detect DS. I know quite a few other mothers that had no idea their baby had DS until birth (they had no amnio).

    A soft marker isn't a definate the baby will have DS, but it is a possibility of the baby having it. Sometimes they're right and sometimes not.

     
    Old 10-28-2004, 05:14 AM   #5
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    Re: ultrsound/down syndrome

    I had an ultrasound and nothing was ever detected. Also the glucose test that you take is supposed to detect DS but my results came back ok. As far as they could see I was carrying a healthy baby boy. The only reason I would have wanted to know was so that I could have prepared myself better. When Tyler was born the gears of my life flipped into overdrive! He was my youngest of 3. I have never met anyone who knew that they were having a child with down syndrome.
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    Old 10-28-2004, 02:36 PM   #6
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    Re: ultrsound/down syndrome

    I have a question? Did anyone out there have a level 2 ultrasound where they measure the femur, the nasal bone the head Etc.? do most DS babies have the space between the big toe and the rest of their toes? does it not show up on the ultrasound or do some babies just have a few of the characteristics? thanks, we are so excited about the little one, we will love him no matter what, just need to know some things about DS. thanks

     
    Old 10-28-2004, 05:15 PM   #7
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    Re: ultrsound/down syndrome

    At the u/s (not necesarily the level II either), they measure practically all the bones, to make note of anything different and to tell if the baby is growing appropriately. And this goes for all u/s. The space between the big toe and the 2nd is one characteristic, but not all babies w/ DS have it. My Erin doesn't have it and didn't even have the Simion Crease in the hands (one line across the palm instead of two like the rest of us). It doesn't mean the severity of the DS is any stronger or weaker though.

    I guess they could see such things as the toe thing on the u/s, but it's harder for other characteristics.

     
    Old 11-04-2004, 03:30 AM   #8
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    Re: ultrsound/down syndrome

    At my 20 week ultrasound they found plexus cysts on the babys brain and also mild dilation to the right kidney, they re-scanned me at 26 weeks and it was the same so i had another scan at 32 weeks and they said the brain has cleared up but the kidney is the same. They said there is 1 in 4000 chance of my baby girl being down syndrome, she is due on december 24th so we will just have to wait and see the outcome.... i will love her no matter what!!

     
    Old 12-07-2004, 02:41 PM   #9
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    Re: ultrsound/down syndrome

    Markers for DS showed up on my ultrasound. A thickening in the back of the head as well as the absence of a bone in the nose. I was told at that time that these were strong markers and I followed up with an amnio that confirmed the diagnosis.

     
    Old 12-12-2004, 12:35 PM   #10
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    Re: ultrsound/down syndrome

    At my 16 week US it showed a soft marker of a thickened nucal fold (on the back of the neck). The repeat US at 20 weeks was the same. We had an amnio that was positive for Downs. I am 31 weeks pregnant now. The only other markers that have shown up are a smaller leg measurement. We already love this baby so much. The unknowns are scary though. Some say that they wish they knew ahead so that they could be prepared...I'm not sure how prepared one can be because there are so many unknowns.

     
    Old 12-31-2004, 07:23 AM   #11
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    hi there im 21 weeks at 19 weeks they said they saw the fold on the back of the neck then they sent me for another u/s at 21 weeks now there not sure what going on they are sending me in 2 weeks for another u/s to see if anything changed good luck

     
    Old 01-19-2005, 08:00 AM   #12
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    Re: ultrsound/down syndrome

    I just turned 27 in October. I am 21 weeks pregnant with my second child. My first born, who is 14 months old, is a healthy happy little boy. My triple screen put me at a high risk for down syndrome. Some one my age should have the odds of 1/800 my odds after the test were 1/100. A level two ultrasound was done and no soft markers were found so they increased my odds to 1/200. They offered an amnio to know for sure, but we declined. My husband and I both agree that the risk of miscarriage was not worth it because no matter what we love our children and take what god gives us. So now there is a .05% change, but it can not be ruled out completely without amnio. Would anyone suggest books to educate myself on ds. I have never known anyone with or with a child with ds and donít even know where to being in preparing for it. My husband is a wonderful man, stay at home father to our 1 year old and also wants to care for the second no matter what. If we need to move to be closer to a better hospital or what ever is an option too! Also how is delivery for a baby with ds, do you need to see a specialist? I have so many questions

     
    Old 01-20-2005, 11:18 AM   #13
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    Re: ultrsound/down syndrome

    Mom2Nick,
    Thank you for your advise I will look into that book. Good bless you and yours.

     
    Old 01-22-2005, 10:13 AM   #14
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    Re: ultrsound/down syndrome

    I have a question :

    My friend's 20yr old daughter is approx 30 weeks pregnant- she has had very little proper pre natal care (I'm not sure if she'd had quad screening, etc) - they did an ultra sound, then a level 2 and 2 things showed up........ calcification on the heart and an enlarged right ventricle (The daughter does not give up alot of additional information.)

    She is refusing an amnio, any further ultrasounds, and is planning on giving birth at home- against the doctors recommendation. She lives in the Midwest, far away from her mother, and this situation is getting more difficult as time goes by.

    Does this sound like it could be Down's??? Any info would be appreciated.

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    Old 03-25-2005, 06:41 AM   #15
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    Re: ultrsound/down syndrome

    hi there i didnt know that the glucose test can show d/s i thought it was for dieabities only how did u find this out

     
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