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Liana 04-30-2003 04:40 PM

3 soft signs for d/s on level 2 ultrasound
I had a negative AFP and I am only 27 but during my ultrasound they said they found 3 "soft signs" of downs.

1. small cysts in the brain
2. dialated kidneys
3. measurese 6 instead of 5 for the width of the back of the head.

Does anyone know how serous these signs are?
Are these more or less serious than the calcuim in the heart and other signs I have been reading about. Please help. I feel like the doctors aren't telling me anything

skim787 05-07-2003 08:26 AM

I don't know how serious they are--I wish I could give you more information on that. Are you having the triple screen or quad screen done? I just had my level II and the femur length was short--so I'm worried sick but trying to just stay calm until the test results are back.

Try not to worry (I know, much easier said than done!), and if nothing else demand that your doctor answers all your questions! You could also see if your hospital has a genetic counselor that could give you additional information on this.

kylesmom1 06-27-2003 07:02 PM

Has there been an update since you posted this? I also had a negative AFP however now have a positive soft sign for the femur length. I am courious what you have learned since this post.

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