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Doctor insights on: Treatment Of Nuchal Rigidity

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Any ideas why meningism causes nuchal rigidity?

Any ideas why meningism causes nuchal rigidity?

Nuchal rigidity: Anything that inflames or irritates the tis tissue (dura mater) that surrounds the spinal cord and brain can lead to meningits and a stiff neck. The most common things are viral and bacterial infections and some chemical if instilled into the spinal fluid space. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for muscle rigidity?

What is the treatment for muscle rigidity?

Varies: The extreme would be stiff man syndrome, but cramps and spasticity might be answer. Parkinson's disease can cause rigidity, and tight muscles can be seen even in fibromyalgia. See a neurologist, get examined, obtain diagnosis and then get treated. ...Read more

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Full erction with partial rigidity & slightly bendable penis, venous insufficiancy (right veno occlusive failure) Could you tell me treatment?

Full erction with partial rigidity & slightly bendable penis, venous insufficiancy (right veno occlusive failure)

Could you tell me treatment?

Doctor can evaluate: There are a variety of treatments to help get a partial erection firmer, so an evaluation by the urologist is needed. There are external treatments like vacuum, and medications like viagra (sildenafil). One can work with the doctor to try out various treatments to see what works best. ...Read more

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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

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What is a nuchal translucency test?

What is a nuchal translucency test?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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Nuchal translucency scan at 4.4mm, what to do?

Nuchal translucency scan at 4.4mm, what to do?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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What is nuchal translucency screening?

What is nuchal translucency screening?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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Nuchal translucency screening, what is this?

Nuchal translucency screening, what is this?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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Do I need to get nuchal translucency screening?

Do I need to get nuchal translucency screening?

It is highly recomme: Recommended as it is the standard of care! It will help identify that your fetus has no problems and you will also need a fetal anatomy scan at 20 weeks to make sure everything is ok, I am sure it will be, but if it is not then you have options and your OB can better manage you either way. ...Read more

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Where can I find out about nuchal translucency screening?

You doctor: Your ob/gyn can explain that to you. It is safe and effective, but it is not available everywhere and is not considered the standard of care for pregnancy surveillance. ...Read more

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Ultrasound at 12 weeks showed nuchal translucency was 4mm. What does this mean?

Ultrasound at 12 weeks showed nuchal translucency was 4mm. What does this mean?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the nuchal translucency (ips) ultrasound be performed at 8-9 weeks?

Is it possible that the nuchal translucency (ips) ultrasound be performed at 8-9 weeks?

Nuchal translucency: The nuchal translucency test is standardized to 11 -13 6/7 weeks. The crown rump measurement of the fetus must be 45 – 84 mm. ...Read more

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My nuchal ultrasound shows the measurement at 2.1mm of the neck at 13w 2d. Is this bad?

My nuchal ultrasound shows the measurement at 2.1mm of the neck at
 13w 2d. Is this bad?

No: St this gestational age, an increased risk of trisomy is not seen until the neck fold thickness is near 3mm ...Read more

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My nuchal ultrasound came back as a measurement of 2.1mm of the neck at 13w2d. Is this bad/?

My nuchal ultrasound came back as a measurement of 2.1mm of the neck at 13w2d. Is this bad/?

It's average/normal: An ultrasound is often done at the end of the 1st trimester, between 11 and 14 weeks, to assess thickness of fluid which has collected at the nape of the fetal neck. Your result is normal. Fetuses with some chromosomal abnormalities including Down Syndrome have greater nuchal thicknesses. This ultrasound can also help assess the age of the fetus. Good luck! ...Read more

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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

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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

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Just had 28 week scan. Doc is a bit worried about nuchal translucency of 1.05cm. Fl 5.62cm, bpd 7.09cm, ofd 9.08cm, hc 25.8cm, AC 24.32cm?

Just had 28 week scan. Doc is a bit worried about nuchal translucency of 1.05cm. Fl 5.62cm, bpd 7.09cm, ofd 9.08cm, hc 25.8cm, AC 24.32cm?

Average measurements: For 28 weeks in millimeters with one standard deviation in brackets are:
72 (4.0) bpd
95 (5.0) ofd
263 (20) hc
242 (25) ac
54 (4.0) fl
50 (5.0) hl, so all of yours are okay.
Nuchal translucency ; nuchal thickness are usually measured the first ; second trimesters. I thought fetal head ; neck position could alter NT measurement in 3rd trimester, so i'll ask for help on that one. ...Read more

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13weeks pregnant. Nuchal measuremnt 1.7mm, free bhcg 0.38MoM, PAPP-A 0.55MoM.I'm low risk for all trisomies but worried about low bHCG & PAPP-A levels?

13weeks pregnant. Nuchal measuremnt 1.7mm, free bhcg 0.38MoM, PAPP-A 0.55MoM.I'm low risk for all trisomies but worried about low bHCG & PAPP-A levels?

Normal: The results are normal and you should be reassured. The overall result — not increased for trisomies — is what to focus on given it's the result of an algorithm designed for this purpose. Great news. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on my nuchal ligament. It feels like bone and doesn't hurt, but I have headaches that are probably caused by tmj?

I have a hard bump on my nuchal ligament. It feels like bone and doesn't hurt, but I have headaches that are probably caused by tmj?

Probably not TMJ: A hard bump on your nuchal ligament that feels like bone not related to TMJ. I'd start with an evaluation by your MD, and then referral to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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What is a nuchal scan?

What is a nuchal scan?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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How do they measure nuchal translucency?

How do they measure nuchal translucency?

Ultrasound: Nuchal translucency (nt) is typically measured between weeks 11 and 14. The sonographer measures the thickness of the tissues of the back of the fetal neck. After the image is magnified, calipers are placed along the inner margin of the tissues of the neck. ...Read more

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Nuchal translucency scan at 4.4mm. What does this mean?

Nuchal translucency scan at 4.4mm. What does this mean?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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Nuchal translucency screen, how is this used?

Nuchal translucency screen, how is this used?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed thick nuchal foldworried. What does this mean?

Ultrasound showed thick nuchal foldworried. What does this mean?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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I am 13w 5days pregnant and my todays scan showing nuchal thickness of 0.07cm. Is this abnormal? I am worried

I am 13w 5days pregnant and my todays scan showing nuchal thickness of 0.07cm.  Is this abnormal? I am worried

Depends...: Need accurate terms and data. 13w5d is an appropriate time to measure 'nuchal translucency', but not the correct time to measure 'nuchal fold thickness' (measured later in pregnancy, 5mm or less is normal). If this was a translucency measurement, then 3mm or less is 'normal'. 3mm is 0.3cm. "0.07cm" is less than 1mm. 7mm would be increased, so see a perinatologist for repeat ultrasound. ...Read more