Top
20
Doctor insights on: Stillbirth Fetal Karyotype

Share
1

1
2 early MCs, heartbeat seen in 2nd case, no live birth, turner's synd in fetus 2nd case, karyotyping & antiphosopolipid normal. Way fwd? More tests?

2 early MCs, heartbeat seen in 2nd case, no live birth, turner's synd in fetus 2nd case, karyotyping & antiphosopolipid normal. Way fwd? More tests?

Try again: Abnormal chromosome patterns are seen in many of the MC's studied, so this would not be unexpected. If both you and spouse have been karyotyped & normal, you are not carrying a translocation that would doom you both to expect MC's.Consult the clinical genetics department at Toronto Children's if you have not already and see if their is anything more they recommend. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Gary Stephens
120 doctors shared insights

Stillbirth (Definition)

Stillbirth =death of fetus e after ...Read more


2

2
3 early MCs no live birth. 32yrs. All tests normal autoimmune, antiphosopolipid, hormonal, karyotyping. Turner's in 1 fetus. Should we try again & how?

3 early MCs no live birth. 32yrs. All tests normal autoimmune, antiphosopolipid, hormonal, karyotyping. Turner's in 1 fetus. Should we try again & how?

Yes: Don't give up, get followed by infertility/hi risk obstetrics doctor, at one point a medical geneticist input might be needed. For genetic / chromosomal disorders PIGD, Pre- Implantation Genetic Diagnosis can be resorted to so as not implant an embryo with a known major genetic/chromosomal disease, good luck ...Read more

3

3
What are causes that could result in stillbirth of a 34 weeks fetus?

What are causes that could result in stillbirth of a 34 weeks fetus?

Several.: Obstetric complications (abruption, multiple gestation, preterm birth - 29%), placental disease and fetal growth restriction (fgr - 24%), fetal genetic/structural abnormalities (14%), maternal/fetal infection (13%), umbilical cord abnormalities (10%), hypertensive disorders (9%), other maternal medical conditions (8%). One third/fourth of cases remain undiagnosed/idiopathic. @34 weeks fgr likely. ...Read more

4

4
I am 18 weeks. Fetus has not stopped excessively moving for over a week. It seems to get worse when I move positions. Can this result in stillbirth?

I am 18 weeks. Fetus has not stopped excessively moving for over a week. It seems to get worse when I move positions. Can this result in stillbirth?

Baby moving...: After 17 weeks of pregnancy it is usually when you become aware of your baby moving inside of you. They can move a lot and it is not a sign of miscarriage or stillbirth. The opposite is true. Once you start feeling the baby moving, if it stops moving that is a dangerous sign. If you experience vaginal bleeding, severe pain, then those are also red flags and you should see OB. ...Read more

5

5
2 early MC, heartbeat seen 2nd case, no live birth, turner's synd in fetus 2nd case, karyotyping & immunological tests normal. Way fwd? More tests?

2 early MC, heartbeat seen 2nd case, no live birth, turner's synd in fetus 2nd case, karyotyping & immunological tests normal. Way fwd? More tests?

Maternal fetal medicine: specialist is what you need with your high risk pregnancies, if you don't have one available in your area please seek advice in a teaching hospital ...Read more

6

6
If parents' karyotyping is normal, what are the chances for recurrent early miscarriages due to chromosomal problems in fetus? Pls answer as clearly

Ans: There is always a possibility of a mutation. This cannot be predicted. However just because on the outside you are normal does not mean you do not carry a recessive gene. You and your partner can have gene mapping. But again remember thecwayvthe chromosomes line up is chance. But if you have abnormal genes you can put a percentage on the chance of that gene showing up. Again all a toss of the coin ...Read more

7

7
3 early MCs no live birth 32yrs old. Parents karyotyping normal but fetus showed turner's once & trisomy14 next one. Way fwd pls list tests/precaution?

Talk with your DR: Your question is better directed to the genetic counselor that you have seen, Also your _DR will be able to give your more accurate information then we are able to give you in this format. ...Read more

8

8
Can they do fetal karyotype test for muscular dystrophy?

Can they do fetal karyotype test for muscular dystrophy?

Not exactly...: ..."karyotype" but a different kind of genetic test: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1715396/. ...Read more

9

9
3 miscarriages. Fetal karyotyping normal. D&c revealed uterine septum, but have healthy 7 y/0. What tests should i/we have next? $ is an issue.

3 miscarriages. Fetal karyotyping normal. D&c revealed uterine septum, but have healthy 7 y/0. What tests should i/we have next? $ is an issue.

Depends on you: To some extent you already have a good deal of information.You know that you can carry a baby to a healthy delivery. You also know you have a structural uterine defect that may cause a miscarriage. I'm not aware if they could reduce or remove your septum, or if such surgery would help.That may be a reasonable thing to discuss with your doc. ...Read more

10

10
3 MCs no live birth. 2 MCs turner's & trisomy14 in fetus. Parents karyotyping normal. What other genetic tests shld be done. Risk of abnormal child ?

3 MCs no live birth. 2 MCs turner's & trisomy14 in fetus. Parents karyotyping normal. What other genetic tests shld be done. Risk of abnormal child ?

No need extra tests: No need for further tests before pregnancy since the parents chromosomes are normal. For early piece of mind you can consider early non-invasive genetic screening in early pregnancy. ...Read more

11

11
5 months pregnant. On amniotic fluid sample test, "fetal karyotype was found to be 47, ##, +21 indicating down syndrome.". Should i go for abortion?

5 months pregnant. On amniotic fluid sample test, "fetal karyotype was found to be 47, ##, +21 indicating down syndrome.". Should i go for  abortion?

Personal decision: Yes, your child has down's syndrome. I have no idea how those children are treated in india. However, they are the most loving, kind people i care for. They have the capacity for love and joy unlike any of my other patients. Will the child require extra care and have different needs - absolutely. Only you can decide if you have the capacity to provide this and continue the pregnancy. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
Can you tell me how monitoring fetal movement prevent stillbirth?

Kick Counting: Fetal movement is reassuring. Babies that are in trouble stop moving, usually awhile before they are at risk of stillbirth. Monitoring fetal movement is a way to make sure that baby is doing well without hooking you up to a fetal monitor. If your monitoring indicates that baby isn't moving enough, you can go to the hospital for electronic fetal monitoring. Best wishes! ...Read more

13

13
What is the definition or description of: karyotyping?

See below: Karyotyping is a test to examine chromosomes in a sample of cells, which can help identify genetic problems as the cause of a disorder or disease. This test can: •count the number of chromosomes •look for structural changes in chromosomes the test can be performed on almost any tissue, including: •amniotic fluid •blood •bone marrowplacenta. ...Read more

14

14
What procedures are used in preparation for karyotyping?

One sample at a time: A blood sample is spun down and the white cells are separated into at least 3 tissue culture media sets. An amnio sample is spun down, the cells resuspended and divided into three tissue culture sets. Of primary importance: only one sample is ever set up at a time. No other sample is near another until the cultures have been completely set up and labeled. That prevents mixing up two babies by mistake ...Read more

15

15
Why heparin blood used in karyotyping?

Why heparin blood used in karyotyping?

To prevent clotting: This avoids blood cells sticking together.

Get a more detailed answer ›
16

16
For what reason antibiotics are used in preparation of media for karyotyping using giemsa banding?

For what reason antibiotics are used in preparation of media for karyotyping using giemsa banding?

Basically tissue : culture, antibiotics used to prevent contamination during the cell growth prior to the preparation of the karyotypes ...Read more

17

17
What's my chance to conceive with ds baby if me or my husband have the balanced translocation in karyotyping?

See geneticist: The best way to answer this question is to see a professional geneticist who can plot a family tree, consider your age, and calculate your risk based on your balanced translocation or your husband's. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
My daughter was diagnosed with t cell all last year.Her karyotyping :abnormality in t(11;14)(p13;q11.2). Is there a targetted therapy for lmo2 issues?

My daughter was diagnosed with t cell all last year.Her karyotyping :abnormality in t(11;14)(p13;q11.2). Is there a targetted therapy for lmo2 issues?

Unfortunately, No: The t(11;14)(p11, q13.2) translocation places the lmo2 gene under the control of the t-cell receptor promoter, driving lmo2 protein expression. Lmo2 regulates the functions of transcription factors that regulate cell fate specification like tal1 (itself frequently mutated in t-all) e2a and gata1. Essentially it acts as a scaffold for assembling a multi-protein complex that control gee expression. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Mark Pack
9 doctors shared insights

Fetal Chromosome Test (Definition)

Results ...Read more