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is fetus femul length always related to downs syndrome

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
See below: Down's syndrome. A genetic defect that seems to occur with mother's who are older. Fetal alcohol syndrome: this is caused by excessive intake of alcoh ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
16 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low: All of these tests are screening tests meaning they tell you if there is an increased chance versus decreased chance of your baby having down syndrome ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Need Amiocentesis: The only way to diagnose Down Syndrome during prenatal period is by Amniocetesis and doing Chromosome Analysis. Ultrasound exam can not diagnose Down ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Depends on mom's age: A woman's chances of giving birth to a child with Down syndrome increase with age because older eggs have a greater risk of improper chromosome divisi ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Cingenital heart defects such ASD are seen frequently in downs.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not sure how: it would be.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Down sydrome occurs in all races and all ethnic groups at about the same rate. It is probably impossible to truly compare occurence rates in various ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Physical Trait: People with Down Syndrome have oversize tongue(Macroglossia) It is a physical trait that is there because of Down's Syndrome
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Coogan
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Fairly often: About 50% of children with Down syndrome have heart defects. The commonest is atrioventricular septal defect (av canal). Next most common is ventricul ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
They r getting bette: at finding the baby's cells in the blood of the mother. With that, they can see if the baby has abnormal chromosomes and if the baby has Down's.

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