... and they let me know that they found an echogenic focus and a choroid plexus cyst. ... (2 replies)
... Hi, I am new to this board, it is great! anyone out there had a baby with echogenic focus? ... (2 replies)
you wanted to hear from others who had the same experience as you so i thought i would reply. The ultra sound that i had at 21 weeks picked up echogenic focus of the left ventricle, the woman doing the scan didnt make much of it she said not to worry but she had to mention it as it was in my notes and that it was quite common, of course i did worry and looked it up... (2 replies)
... Hi ambiegirl, i didn't know my baby was down syndrome until the day he was born. I could have had the amnio test but i chose not to. When they told me he was downs i just thanked god that he was alive. I wouldn't change a thing. My son is now 19 years old and has been a blessing to us everyday. He is so loving and sweet and happy all of the time. He wil be graduating in 2008... (8 replies)
... important thing they have shown me is that it is not "bad", just "different" and that different will become our "normal". Please do take a look at the thread on echogenic focus and you will see the comforting words of women who feel they are so fortunate to have their DS kids in their lives. ... (8 replies)
... to reject it and focus on your feelings or embrace your child and move forward. ... (18 replies)
... I'm glad to hear everything went well with the ultrasound. Most likely, you will have nothing to worry about. I've been thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy and enjoy yourself. Focus on getting ready for your baby boy and if he does happen to have ds (and since you have already made a decision not to have the amnio)- deal... (18 replies)
... No so far she looks prefect on the sono... the doctor said to date she is growing normal etc... I have an sono every 2 weeks since my pregnancy. He said she shows no signs that she could have DS. But he said 20-30% do not show at all.
I am 41 and had the triple screen test and they said it came back 1-43 and recommended an amnio.
I left the office because I didn't want... (8 replies)
I wouldn't go by your AFP score as being an accurate result. My AFP results were negative for everything and my dd has Down syndrome. Is the Echogenic Focus (calcium spot) the only soft marker? If it is, you most likely have nothing to worry about. It's up to you to get an amnio, but is it worth it if you plan on keeping the baby anyway? (8 replies)
... choroid plexus cyst and echogenic focus. ... (4 replies)
... My daughter had a calcium spot on her heart (echogenic focus is the medical term) and a choroid plexus cyst. Having both of these soft markers led the u/s tech and the doctor to tell me of the possibility of Down syndrome. I chose not to have an amnio.
My daughter is 2 now, and is a beautiful growing girl. And yes, she does have DS.
The dr. later told me that if my... (8 replies)
... s. I will never take that AFP test again, it's very unreliable. The soft markers my dd had were choroid plexus cyst and echogenic focus. I denied an amnio, because we knew we'd love our daughter no matter what she had. Good luck and congrats on your pregnancy, Coryn! ... (8 replies)
... thanks for the info, my daughter is 24 only had the one sign, ultrasound looked good no other markers, she refused the amneo, and triple screen, she told the doc she was keeping the baby no matter what, she goes again Dec 1,st for another ultrasound, :angel: she also has a low lying placenta so they are doing another to see if its moved up any.Thanks again I will keep in... (2 replies)
... Hi Crystal, just wondering how everything's going. What did the doctor's say about your baby's heart? If the echogenic focus is not gone, it should be no cause for alarm, I was just wondering how the level II u/s went.
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... Update.. I recieved the results of my amnio and the results were positive for downs syndrom. I am going back for further ultra sound and to see a Ped. Cardioligist who will take a full look at the baby's heart to make sure everything is ok , it was a echogenic focus and they said it was a calcium deposit and could go away when I have my next ultra sound, we are just praying... (4 replies)
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... Is the spot on the heart referred to as a calcification or echogenic focus? ... (4 replies)
An echogenic focus (calcification) was found on my baby's heart during my first ultrasound, along with a choroid-plexus cyst in her brain fluid. The combination of both was a marker for the possibility of Down Syndrome. I was told that there was still a good chance my baby wouldn't have Down's, that there are babies that have this calcification (and cyst, which... (1 replies)