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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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In 20w us fetus had echogenic bowel and kidney dilating slower than other.ds chance s 1:100000.no CF or infection.baby is normal?preg time bcms scary.

In 20w us fetus had echogenic bowel and kidney dilating slower than other.ds chance s 1:100000.no CF or infection.baby is normal?preg time bcms scary.

See Genetics.: There are a number of things that need consideration when echogenic bowel and kidney anomaly noted. Chromosome anomalies in addition to Down syndrome need to be considered. seek a Clinical Geneticist or Genetic counselor in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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Echogenic bowel on 18 week ultrasound, what does this mean?

Echogenic bowel on 18 week ultrasound, what does this mean?

Needs further eval. : There are known fetal abnormalities which may be seen associated with echogenic bowel on an 18 wk U/S. There are genetic for which amnio for karyotyping should be performed, CF, for which parents should be evaluated, as well as, among others, CMV or toxoplasmosis for which evaluation will also be made. Firstly, a F/U U/S may be gotten. Talk to your OB for their eval and W/U before anything else. ...Read more

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What are the causes of echogenic bowel in fetuses?

Various things: Echogenic bowel can be the result of faulty technique in setting the gain settings of the ultrasound machine. If persistent and reproducible, there can be associations with cystic fibrosis, bowel obstruction, hirschsprung's disease, various infection, and chromosomal abnormalities. 60% of cases will turn out normal with the remainder having a variety of conditions. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby has an echogenic bowel?

What does it mean if my baby has an echogenic bowel?

Echogenic Bowel: Echogenic bowel is where the bowel appears "brighter" than bone. It is usually seen in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy. It can be associated with a perfectly normal fetus or a number of other issues: fetuses with aneuploidy (i.e. trisomy 21), intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), bleeding, cystic fibrosis (CF), congenital viral infections, and thalassemia.Best to discuss with doc who ordered US. ...Read more

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What is the chance of survival of a fetus with Oligohydraminos, Dolicho-cephalic Head & Mild abdominal ascites with echogenic bowel?

What is the chance of survival of a fetus with Oligohydraminos, Dolicho-cephalic Head & Mild abdominal ascites with echogenic bowel?

Many factors: Oligohydramnios is often associated with congenital kidney disease, placental problems, post maturity, premature rupture of membranes. Were kidneys seen? Abdominal ascites can be related to kidney problems.Dolochocephaly related to closure of sagittal suture in skull. Everything depends on severity of oligohydramnios and its etiology as to prognosis of child. ...Read more

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After the fetus came out on saturday night, I have done ultrasound today and , there are echogenic materials seen in the endometrial cavity, am i fine?

Usually: If you are not bleeding excessively or showing signs of infection some residual tissue and/or blood in the uterus after childbirth is not uncommon. Retained products of conception can produce prolonged bleeding/cramping. Check with your ob. ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more