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What does quad screen tell you about twins?

What does quad screen tell you about twins?

Not much.: Serum screening for twins is not very accurate. If you are concerned about Down syndrome in twins, invasive prenatal diagnosis or non-invasive cell-free fetal dna isolation from the maternal blood are better options for you. ...Read more

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When do you have a quad screen?

When do you have a quad screen?

2nd trimester: The 'quad screen' is a screening test that detects levels of four different hormones/proteins in your body. From these levels, your doctor can assess your risk for chromosomal problems/neural tube defects. This test is offered to pregnant women during the 2nd trimester from weeks 15-20. ...Read more

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Is free beta HCG different from HCG they measure in early pregnancy? If HCG was elevated at 5w5d, does this mean my HCG will be high at quad screen?

Is free beta HCG different from HCG they measure in early pregnancy? If HCG was elevated at 5w5d, does this mean my HCG will be high at quad screen?

HCG: The HCG is the same test. However, the hcg at the beginning of pregnancy is very variable. When you have the test doen in the second trimester, it is looking for markers for Down's Syndrome and risk rates. So, it does not necessarily mean your quad screen will be elevated again. ...Read more

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What do you think of these blood test results for quad screen mother date of birth 12/24/82 m.O.M. Values AFP 1.34 ue3 096 hcg 3.16 in-a2.37

What do you think of these blood test results for quad screen mother date of birth 12/24/82 m.O.M. Values AFP 1.34
ue3 096
hcg 3.16
in-a2.37

Interpretation: The quad screen results should have an interpretation based on the absolute numbers taking into account a number of factors including maternal age, ethnicity, weight at time of collection. There should be a calculated risk on the report. ...Read more

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My quad screen results came back as low-risk overall, but my hCG mom was .39. Should i be worried about this? What could it mean?

My quad screen results came back as low-risk overall, but my hCG mom was .39. Should i be worried about this? What could it mean?

Discuss: There are various theories with the quad screen and low HCG levels. Some maternal fetal docs will quote studies about possible increase risks to the pregancy. Talk with your doctor because rarely do problems with the baby occur. Do not get overly concerned though. ...Read more

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25wk fetal boy; us shows eif, and both dilated kidneys 5.2mm/5.8mm pyelectasis, normal quad screen testing, should I be worried? Is this serious?

25wk fetal boy; us shows eif, and both dilated kidneys 5.2mm/5.8mm pyelectasis, normal quad screen testing, should I be worried? Is this serious?

On the fence. If : There were > 2 markers, especially if they included nuchal thickening ; hyperechoic bowel, your OB would have offered a genetic amniocentesis to rule out aneuploidy, an abnormal # of fetal chromosomes. Ask to see a fetal-maternal medicine specialist who can review fetal growth ; markers, do a super-high-tech fus ; maybe a fetal echocardiogram. Then make an informed decision about amnio. ...Read more

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What is the quad screen test?

What is the quad screen test?

Genetic screening: The quad screen measures 4 different substances in the mother's blood and calculates the statistical likelihood of the baby being affected by various abnormalities such as Down syndrome and spina bifida. This is a screening test only and does not tell you if the baby does or does not have the condition. If it is positive, it may help you and your doctor decide if additional tests are needed. ...Read more

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When do you have a quad screen?

2nd trimester: The 'quad screen' is a screening test that detects levels of four different hormones/proteins in your body. From these levels, your doctor can assess your risk for chromosomal problems/neural tube defects. This test is offered to pregnant women during the 2nd trimester from weeks 15-20. ...Read more

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On the form for my quad screen test it said I was 13w3d. But I was really 17w when the form was ordered and about 18w when the t on the form for my quad screen test it said I was 13w3d. But I was really 17w when the form was ordered and about 18w when the

On the form for my quad screen test it said I was 13w3d. But I was really 17w when the form was ordered and about 18w when the t on the form for my quad screen test it said I was 13w3d. But I was really 17w when the form was ordered and about 18w when the

I : I can understand your concern. Gestational age can be calculated by dates, but can also be calculated by size of the fetus on an ultrasound. Please go over this report with your doctor. It is important that you ask this and discuss it as it is very important. Please call your doctor or talk to their nurse and ask to discuss this issue. ...Read more

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What does quad screen tell you about twins?

Not much.: Serum screening for twins is not very accurate. If you are concerned about Down syndrome in twins, invasive prenatal diagnosis or non-invasive cell-free fetal dna isolation from the maternal blood are better options for you. ...Read more

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My quad screen results came back as low-risk overall, but my hCG mom was .39. Should i be worried about this? What could it mean?

Discuss: There are various theories with the quad screen and low HCG levels. Some maternal fetal docs will quote studies about possible increase risks to the pregancy. Talk with your doctor because rarely do problems with the baby occur. Do not get overly concerned though. ...Read more

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My quad screen blood work came back as 1 – 20,000 but they found an EIF on the left ventricle of baby's heart — DR isn't worried but I am?

My quad screen blood work came back as 1 – 20,000 but they found an EIF on the left ventricle of baby's heart — DR isn't worried but I am?

Dont be worried: Echogenic intracardiac focus (EIF) is a relatively common sonographic observation that may be present on an antenatal ultrasound scan. ...Read more

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25wk fetal boy; us shows eif, and both dilated kidneys 5.2mm/5.8mm pyelectasis, normal quad screen testing, should I be worried? Is this serious?

On the fence. If : There were > 2 markers, especially if they included nuchal thickening ; hyperechoic bowel, your OB would have offered a genetic amniocentesis to rule out aneuploidy, an abnormal # of fetal chromosomes. Ask to see a fetal-maternal medicine specialist who can review fetal growth ; markers, do a super-high-tech fus ; maybe a fetal echocardiogram. Then make an informed decision about amnio. ...Read more

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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

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Am 31 yrs, 180 lbs I had my quad screen and the results were: afp:16.6 hcg:61.06 ue3:0.61 inhibin a:533.98 are there results in the normal range?

Am 31 yrs, 180 lbs I had my quad screen and the results were:
afp:16.6 hcg:61.06 ue3:0.61 inhibin a:533.98 are there results in the normal range?

MoM: As a general ob/gyn I don't typically look at the absolute values you describe, rather the values come with another number a mom or multiples of the median. This number pairs you with other women of the exact gestational age and compares your marker to the general populations at that exact gestational age. Ask your doctor if your test results are normal. ...Read more

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20 wks. Level 2 ultrasound found 2 small choroid plexus cysts. All other w baby was good. I am 28. Did not have quad screen. Should we be concerned?

20 wks. Level 2 ultrasound found 2 small choroid plexus cysts. All other w baby was good. I am 28. Did not have quad screen. Should we be concerned?

Get quad screen : Choroid plexus cysts for the vast majority of fetuses are benign if small, but a quad screen, while not extremely specific, can give information about the risk of Trisomy 18, which can present with choroid cysts. A negative quad screen is a very reassuring test since it has high predictive value if negative(great probability of healthy baby IF negative) go get screened and increase your comfort! ...Read more

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What do you think of these blood test results for quad screen mother date of birth 12/24/82 m.O.M. Values AFP 1.34 ue3 096 hcg 3.16 in-a2.37

Interpretation: The quad screen results should have an interpretation based on the absolute numbers taking into account a number of factors including maternal age, ethnicity, weight at time of collection. There should be a calculated risk on the report. ...Read more

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Older model big screen TV fell on legs. Bruised really bad. After two days my right leg cannot bear weight on it. Possible fx after further stress?

Older model big screen TV fell on legs. Bruised really bad. After two days my right leg cannot bear weight on it.  Possible fx after further stress?

Possible fracture: Inability to bear weight on the leg after trauma suggests significant injury, possibly a fracture. Best to go to the emergency department for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have sickel traite this my 2nd pregnancy with my 1st my quad screen was positive but baby was healthy it happen again is it due to my sickelcell?

I have sickel traite this my 2nd pregnancy with my 1st my quad screen was positive but baby was healthy it happen again is it due to my sickelcell?

No: There is no relationship between the quad screen and sickle cell trait. So you are at no increased risk for having an abnormal quad screen during this pregnancy ...Read more

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Is free beta HCG different from HCG they measure in early pregnancy? If HCG was elevated at 5w5d, does this mean my HCG will be high at quad screen?

HCG: The HCG is the same test. However, the hcg at the beginning of pregnancy is very variable. When you have the test doen in the second trimester, it is looking for markers for Down's Syndrome and risk rates. So, it does not necessarily mean your quad screen will be elevated again. ...Read more

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I'm 30 weeks pregnant my baby measured 27. Fluid was fine and she weighs close to 3 lbs. Is Down syndrome possible? My quad screen was fine.

I'm 30 weeks pregnant my baby measured 27. Fluid was fine and she weighs close to 3 lbs. Is Down syndrome possible? My quad screen was fine.

Quad screens: The quad marker screen can predict approximately 75% of Down syndrome cases in women under-age 35 and over 80% of Down syndrome cases in women age 35 years and older. There are now reliable markers that are looked at in the ultrasound as well. Unlikely that your baby has Down's syndrome but without chromosomes can not 100% say impossible. ...Read more

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20wks sonogram showed mild fetal hydronephorosis 3mm in both kidneys, im 31yrs, 1st pregnancy, havin a boy, quad screen was normal, is it serious?

20wks sonogram showed mild fetal hydronephorosis 3mm in both kidneys, im 31yrs, 1st pregnancy, havin a boy, quad screen was normal, is it serious?

Not uncommon: 4mm is considered the measurement to be concerned about at 20 weeks. Keep a positive outlook and get a followup. Many times the finding of mild renal pelvic distention resolves and is of no consequence. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in my quads during dance?

What to do if I have pain in my quads during dance?

Pains in quads dance: Check with your team but need to know if you have just started dancing? So you may be using muscles you have not used a while. Does the pain stop when you stop. And then start again when you dance again? Can you dance thru the pain? Write down your answers and take to your team. Ask them to check the pulses in your feet. If you smoke stop now. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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I think I pulled my quad muscle?

I think I pulled my quad muscle?

Rest: If you acutely pulled the muscle then the best treatment would be ice, rest, and an anti-inflammatory drug. Then after a few days I suggest switching to heat and to do some gentle stretching. ...Read more

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Is the quad muscle the biggest muscle?

Is the quad muscle the biggest muscle?

Erector spinae.: Remember, the quadriceps is a muscle group. I believe the biggest and thickest muscle in the body is the erector spinae — you have one on each side of the spine. ...Read more

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Why does my quads hurt after doing squats?

Strain: You are putting weight on your quads in the first part of the squat. In a deep squat, the weight transfers to the gluts, which are stronger. Don't give up because of the soreness. ...Read more

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Why is it that leg lifts only work my quads?

Why is it that leg lifts only work my quads?

Not only quads: It also helps you abs and a large muscle hidden underneath: iliopsoas. ...Read more

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Will I go to surgery for a quads tendon tear?

Will I go to surgery for a quads tendon tear?

Patellar tendon: Any rupture of a tendon requires surgery or repair. ...Read more