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Doc terminated my preg. bec fetus had cystic hygroma, aborted fetus's cytogenetic lab test result: apparently normal female karyotype, plz explain??

Doc terminated my preg. bec fetus had cystic hygroma, aborted fetus's cytogenetic lab test result: apparently normal female karyotype, plz explain??

Fetus was a girl: "Normal female karyotype" just means the fetus was genetically a girl. It means there were 2 of each chromosome (contrast that with Down syndrome, where a fetus would have 3 of chromosome #21). So, "normal female karyotype" doesn't have a particular special meaning, but only that she was genetically a girl. ...Read more

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Cystic Hygroma (Definition)

Cystic hygroma is a condition in which a person has a mass of lymphatic channels, abnormally formed, usually ...Read more


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Had hydatidiform mole pregnancy, it was terminated bec cystic hygroma fetus, do I've chance for another normal preg?do I need treatment?

Had hydatidiform mole pregnancy, it was terminated bec cystic hygroma fetus, do I've chance for another normal preg?do I need treatment?

Yes: Any abnormal pregnancies such as this are due to genetic it Tatian's which can happen only one time there's no guarantee you will have another problem like this. To be sure you might want to have genetic counseling or you can check your chromosomes it's possible that you have a chromosome disease that could be inherited most likely it is a random mutation which will never happen again ...Read more

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Dr terminated my preg. bec fetus had high N.T&cystic hygroma, what causes this kind of illness to a fetus?what was the reasons?

Dr terminated my preg. bec fetus had high N.T&cystic hygroma, what causes this kind of illness to a fetus?what was the reasons?

Cystic hygroma: is formed due to blockage of lymph drainage, could be due to genetic or environmental factors such as exposure to drugs / alcohol or viruses, what did you mean by "high N & T in your fetus? ...Read more

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Had fetus with cystic hygroma,but normal karyotype, it was aborted, but I've cmv igm0.92 cmv igg378, was it related to the fetus condiditon??what 2do?

Had fetus with cystic hygroma,but normal karyotype, it was aborted, but I've cmv igm0.92 cmv igg378, was it related to the fetus condiditon??what 2do?

Primary CMV infectn: You only test positive for CMV IgM when you have had a recent primary infection. You then have livelong immunity provided by CMV IgG. The timeframe needs to be checked by someone with expertise, but evidence of positive IgM means that you had a primary infection in pregnancy,which may have devastating effects on the fetus. You will not be at risk in future pregnancies because of immunity. ...Read more

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Can my aborted fetus have normal karyotype but have cystic hygroma&above normal N.T at the same time?did it deserve that doc decide abortion?

Can my aborted fetus have normal karyotype but have cystic hygroma&above normal N.T at the same time?did it deserve that doc decide abortion?

Certainly: A fetus can have normal karyotype and still have any one of a large variety of really bad congenital defects. That means many bad birth defects happen in babies who have normal karyotypes. As we each walk our journeys in life, we must make the best decisions we can, with the information we have at hand... people make the best call they can, and then move on, to the promises that the future holds. ...Read more

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I was 12 wk preg. fetus had cystic hygroma&above normal N.T&generalized edema, my Dr. decided abortion, was it the right decision?

I was 12 wk preg. fetus had cystic hygroma&above normal N.T&generalized edema, my Dr. decided abortion, was it the right decision?

12 wks fetal hydrops: That early in pregnancy, edema is hydrops, generalized; an increased nuchal translucency will be seen, which later in pregnancy may turn into a cystic hygroma, unless septation was already present--as seen in severely affected 45X (Turner syndrome) fetuses. Many other potential causes, but prognosis of hydrops this early is dismal. An amniocentesis prior to abortion allows chromosomal analysis. ...Read more

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I had abortion on 2-3, bec fetus had cystic hygroma&other anomalies. blood HCG quantitative on 24-3 : 23.95. any indication ?

I had abortion on 2-3, bec fetus had cystic hygroma&other anomalies. blood HCG quantitative on 24-3 : 23.95. any indication ?

Patience, expectancy: Your betaHCG may take several weeks to return to normal depending on the gestational age at which your pregnancy was terminated. If you have no pain, no excessive bleeding, no fever or other symptoms, there is little cause for alarm. Otherwise, be patient. If you remain concerned, you may want to repeat your HCG in another week or so. ...Read more

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How to avoid getting a fetus with health problems again? I had a fetus with above normal N.T&cystic hygroma, docs terminated this pregnancy.

How to avoid getting a fetus with health problems again? I had a fetus with above normal N.T&cystic hygroma, docs terminated this pregnancy.

Antenatal care: the success of a pregnancy improves with the level of care you receive before birth. Make sure you are followed by an OB before you plan to get pregnant. Make sure you have a good month or two of good health pre-conception, and then hope for a good pregnancy, making all your high-risk OB visits count ! ...Read more