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My ultrasound report says no gross abnormalities found in fetus. What does that mean?

My ultrasound report says no gross abnormalities found in fetus. What does that mean?

Unremarkable scan.: This is typical verbage for an unremarkable prenatal ultrasound. That means that the examination did not identify major fetal anomalies such as gastroschisis, omphalocele, anencephaly, spina bifida, diaphragmatic hernia, major heart/kidney/lung/skeletal defects. Congratulations - however keep in mind that even in experienced centers the detection rate of anomalies may not surpass 60-80%. ...Read more

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Can there be other abnormalities in a fetus with choroid plexus cyst?

Can there be other abnormalities in a fetus with choroid plexus cyst?

Downs Syndrome: It is very rare for a choroid plexus cyst to be associated with more significant abnormalities. Here is link with more information: http://mydoctor.Kaiserpermanente.Org/ncal/images/gen_us%20cpc%20handout_tcm63-15061.Pdf. ...Read more

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I was taking too much Synthroid (thyroxine) when I conceived. Could this cause chromosonal abnormalities in the fetus?

I was taking too much Synthroid (thyroxine)  when I conceived. Could this cause chromosonal abnormalities in the fetus?

No: Synthroid (thyroxine) level does not cause chromosomal abnormalities but it does affect the health of the fetus and the ability to carry through the pregnancy. If your level is too high, please see your doctor to get it readjusted during this critical time. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes genetic abnormalities in fetus?

What causes genetic abnormalities in fetus?

A few things: Often genetic abnormalities arise spontaneously. Some are due to genetic problems that are passed down in family lines. Some are due to the way the chromosomes from sperm and egg meet and form in an embryo. Lastly, some can be due to exposure radiation which can damage genes. If you're worried that your fetus might have abnormality, you can discuss with geneticist to understand risks. ...Read more

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List of brain abnormalities in fetus?

List of brain abnormalities in fetus?

Long and serious.: Hydrocephaly, ventriculomegaly, mega-cisterna magna, dandy-walker malformation, inferior vermian hypoplasia, hydranencephaly, schizencephaly, porencephaly, polymicrogyria, neuronal migration anomalies, tubers, vein of galen aneurysm, encephalocele, septo-optic dysplasia, agenesis of the corpus callosum, absence of cavum septum pellucidum, lissencephaly and arnold-chiari malformation. ...Read more

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What are some chromosomal abnormalities that only affect female fetuses?

What are some chromosomal abnormalities that only affect female fetuses?

Female: Turner's syndrome, caused by only 1 x chromosome only affects females. More than two copies of the x chromosome only affects females. ...Read more

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When do doctors test the fetus forr abnormalities?

When do doctors test the fetus forr abnormalities?

At 12, 16 or 20 week: There are different ways to test for abnormalities and no one test can find all the problems. At 12 weeks a first screen can test for downs syndrome. At 16 weeks a quad screen or an amniocentesis can test for downs syndrome, abdominal wall defects and spine defects. At 19-20 weeks an ultrasound will look for other abnormalities. You should talk to your doctor about which ones are right for you. ...Read more

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What kinds of abnormalities can grow in the heart of fetus?

What kinds of abnormalities can grow in the heart of fetus?

Several.: In fact, given the complexity of the human cardiovascular system it is not surprising that so many fetal cardiac defects can be seen. The most common defects (vsds) are the most benignm however some rare defects can be severe or lethal. http://texaschildrens.org/locate/doctors/ayres, -nancy/. ...Read more

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Does chorionic villi sampling determine whether a fetus has genetic abnormalities?

Does chorionic villi sampling determine whether a fetus has genetic abnormalities?

Yes and no: Chorionic villi sampling is a procedure where a small sample of cells from the placenta are removed, early in a pregnancy. A lab can determine if there are any extra or missing chromosomes, or large parts of a chromosome that are extra or missing. Other tests on chorionic villi can look for abnormalities in single genes, but no test can determine that a baby has no genetic abnormalities. ...Read more