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I had my anatomy scan at 20 weeks of pregnancy. Cerebellum only measured 18 wks. Doc said she didn't have time to go over scan that day. I'm worried! ?
Consider level II: It may be that your dates are not correct. Or there may be an issue needing follow up. Try to find out if you are in need of a "level II" or detailed ultrasound from a maternal fetal specialist, or high risk pregnancy doctor. This is not saying your pregnancy is high risk, just that the ultrasound may warrant a second look. ...Read more
Generally speaking..: .. most of us have a compliment if 32 teeth genetically programmed into our development. Some have one or two more, some less. Each tooth is designed for a specific function, is supported by bone, and is surrounded by attached gingiva. If you need a more specific answer ask a more specific question. ...Read more
Ultrasound: Not sure what exact type of ultrasound you are referring to, but with any ultrasound, the patient is usually lying on a table with the area to be scanned exposed. The sonographer will put ultrasound gel on the skin for seamless transition of the ultrasound beam from the transducer(scanner) into the body. The sonographer will glide the scanner over the skin, and images will appear on the screen. ...Read more
Anatomy scan: The anatomy scan is usually done at about 19-20 weeks. The doctor or technician will place the hand-held scan probe on your abdomen and take a detailed look at your baby, the uterus, the placenta and the fluid around the baby. She/he will measure the head abdomen and upper leg bone to determine growth. The brain, face, heart, stomach, kidneys, bladder and other structures will be studied also. ...Read more
Extra vertebrae: Some people have an extra vertebrae in their lumbar spine (low back). It doesn't cause any problems but does give an extra disk/joint that sometimes can cause pain. ...Read more
Cerebellum: She will have balance, visual issues and co-ordination issues. Best for you not to wait to see if this happens. Any swelling in the brain is bad - i would suggest you take her in for an examination. ...Read more