Top
10
Doctor insights on: Nuchal Fold Thickness

Share
1

1
My Nuchal Fold Thickness is 0.28cm at 13 weeks 2 days. Should we worry? what does it mean?

My Nuchal Fold Thickness is 0.28cm at 13 weeks 2 days. Should we worry? what does it mean?

Antenatal screening: Hi the nuchal fold thickness is only part of the antenatal screening...it is important to use the bloodwork along with the NT to evaluate your risk factors for genetic problems. ...Read more

2

2
What is the normal or avaerage nuchal fold thickness for a 20 week fetus? My recent us @ 20 weeks showed a 5.9 and 5.5 measurement ...

What is the normal or avaerage nuchal fold thickness for a 20 week fetus? My recent us @ 20 weeks showed a 5.9 and 5.5 measurement ...

Hello. : Hello. This is being answered by a psychiatrist. I reviewed literature to provide this answer and am not an expert on the subject. The nuchal fold is fluid that collects under the skin of back of the baby's neck. In babies who have increased amounts of fluid there can be an association with chromsomal abnormalities. Several sites indicated that the normal range was between 5-6 at 18-20 weeks. Take care. ...Read more

4

4
My 20 week scan said that my nuchal fold is at 7mm. I am super worried now that the baby might have downs. Is 7mm super bad?

My 20 week scan said that my nuchal fold is at 7mm. I am super worried now that the baby might have downs. Is 7mm super bad?

Nuchal fold: A nuchal fold of 7 is a little on the large side, it is not super bad and it needs to be combined with other testing to be a true indicator. Are those other tests available? ...Read more

6

6
I have just had my 20 week scan and the nuchal fold was 6.3mm, does this mean my baby has downs?

I have just had my 20 week scan and the nuchal fold was 6.3mm, does this mean my baby has downs?

Not necessarily: 6.3 mm is above the 6 mm cut-off but that doesn't mean the fetus has trisomy 21. At your age however, an amniocentesis would probably be suggested to determine if there is a chromosomal abnormality due to the increased risk seen in older mothers. Did the ultrasound suggest any other abnormal markers like short long bones or facial abnormalities? Good luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
I had an ultra sound today and the lady said the baby has a thick nuchal fold of .38 CM and i'm 10 wks5 days should I be worried?

I  had an ultra sound today and the lady said the baby has a thick nuchal fold of .38 CM  and i'm 10 wks5 days  should I be worried?

See your OBGYN: This is too complex of an issue to answer. The nuchal fold measurement is performed to screen for certain inherited disorders, such as down syndrome. The measurements need to be compared to other factors such as maternal age and gestational age. Please see your obgyn for a clear answer. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
It wasn't measured, but just from sight the Nuchal fold on my ultrasound @8w1d look very large. Would that indicate anything? Or can it becomsmaller?

It wasn't measured, but just from sight the Nuchal fold on my ultrasound @8w1d look very large. Would that indicate anything? Or can it becomsmaller?

Now wait a moment: You said nothing was measured and you are just 8 wks. So I do not know what you are thinking. Go and talk to your doctor. See what your doctor says ...Read more

10

10
I had my 20wk ultrasound.They told me that she had a mild increase in nuchal fold.Quad screen was negative.Could my baby have down syndrome?Worried

I had my 20wk ultrasound.They told me that she had a mild increase in nuchal fold.Quad screen was negative.Could my baby have down syndrome?Worried

See below: First off, it's very easy and common to make the nuchal fold look big when it really isn't, so that's the good news. Bad news is that if it truly is thickened, it is concerning. A nuchal fold over 6 mm increases the risk of down's by 17 times. So divide your quad screen results by that for true risk. Again, if truly large, would consider an amniocentesis. Could also get a level 2 us to confirm. ...Read more