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Doctor insights on: Ventricles Of The Brain In Fetus

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What should be the size of left ventricle and brain of 21 week fetus?

What should be the size of left ventricle and brain of 21 week fetus?

Please clarify: This is a little different of a question. Can you clarify whether you are referring to the left ventricle of the heart and the entire size of the brain (as in volume, weight, or some other measure?). Or are you asking about the size of the left ventricle of the brain? And why only the left ventricle and not the right? ...Read more

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30 week ultrasound showed asymmetrical brain ventricles on fetus. Rest of the scan perfect. Is this a normal variant?

30 week ultrasound showed asymmetrical brain ventricles on fetus. Rest of the scan perfect. Is this a normal variant?

Not really.: No, this is not a normal variant and is usually indicative of some type of compromise and blood flow, to the side of the brain where the ventricle is more prominent. The good news, is that a fetus's brain is very resilient, and as long as all else goes well from here on in, the baby can develop normally. ...Read more

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My friend's midwife told her at an ultrasound at 22w that the fetus' ventricles in its brain are 'too big'. What does this mean? She has a follow up u

My friend's midwife told her at an ultrasound at 22w that the fetus' ventricles in its brain are 'too big'. What does this mean? She has a follow up u

Not sure: I would get the exam looked at by a physician. If you can get the images, find a radiologist or mfm doc to review them. ...Read more

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Could you kindly advise the meaning of "fetal brain lateral ventricles look slightly prominent". Calibers about 9.2mm, 9.5mm?

Could you kindly advise the meaning of "fetal brain lateral ventricles look slightly prominent". Calibers about 9.2mm, 9.5mm?

Fetal brain has exce: It means that the parts of the fetal brain that hold neural fluid have a slightly increased amount of fluid. It is not uncommon, usually goes away but in some cases can be the beginning of something serious. It needs to be followed with an additional scan. ...Read more

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What does asymmetry in brain ventricles on fetal ultrasound mean?

What does asymmetry in brain ventricles on fetal ultrasound mean?

Not much: If that is the only abnormality not much, ventricles can be slightly different and be normal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is fluid around the fetus brain at 28 weeks dangerous?

Can you tell me is fluid around the fetus brain at 28 weeks dangerous?

Brain: At 28 weeks it is early to say if this fluid is a concern, if the fluid continues to increase during the pregnancy then that is more of a concern and will need evaluation by a pediatric neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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List of brain abnormalities in fetus?

List of brain abnormalities in fetus?

Long and serious.: Hydrocephaly, ventriculomegaly, mega-cisterna magna, dandy-walker malformation, inferior vermian hypoplasia, hydranencephaly, schizencephaly, porencephaly, polymicrogyria, neuronal migration anomalies, tubers, vein of galen aneurysm, encephalocele, septo-optic dysplasia, agenesis of the corpus callosum, absence of cavum septum pellucidum, lissencephaly and arnold-chiari malformation. ...Read more

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At which week does the fetus' brain start developing?

At which week does the fetus' brain start developing?

RIGHT AWAY: The fifth week of pregnancy, or the third week after conception, marks the beginning of the embryonic period. This is when the baby's brain, spinal cord, heart and other organs begin to form. ...Read more

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How big is a fetus's brain at each stage of development?

How big is a fetus's brain at each stage of development?

Fetal brain: Growth is similar in all mammals up to a point. I direct you to have a look at any text book of embryology (a picture is worth a thousand words-I'm limited to 400 characters here) ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if a 19-week-old fetus has enlarged ventricles?

What exactly does it mean if a 19-week-old fetus has enlarged ventricles?

Hydrocephalus: It could mean hydrocephalus but you need to discuss these findings with your OB doctor. This condition is usually caused by excessive amounts of spinal fluid in the brain. ...Read more

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32 week ultrasound shows fetus' bilateral ventricles are 9.5 mm. Doc wants me back after 2 weeks for another. Can this be a bad problem?

32 week ultrasound shows fetus' bilateral ventricles are 9.5 mm. Doc wants me back after 2 weeks for another. Can this be a bad problem?

Hc monitoring: I assume it is ventriculer index you are talking about
at 32 weeks midline zone is9-10 mm
I am sure your physician has been monitering the ventrical size in your baby
if it is less or more than the 2 standered deviation of your babies prior ventriculer size it needs to be closely monitered ...Read more

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How early do you identify single ventricle in fetus?

How early do you identify single ventricle in fetus?

As early as 14 weeks: Single ventricle in the fetus can be seen by ultrasound as early as 14 weeks, depending on the skill of the fetal cardiologist performing the study. There are cases where it has been identified even earlier. ...Read more

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Hlo doctor, In my 22 weeks scan we found fetus right ventricle was 9.5mm and left was 9.2mm is it normal?

Hlo doctor,
In my 22 weeks scan we found fetus right ventricle was 9.5mm and left was 9.2mm is it normal?

Less than 10 mm: Fetal ventricles are considered large when above 10 mm. Yours are in the normal range. Of course all radiology studies need to be analyzed in the clinical context so please confirm with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can fast sex shaken up or harm the developing fetus...cause any problems? Brain, etc? Sexual positions, speed, intensity are factors?

Can fast sex shaken up or harm the developing fetus...cause any problems? Brain, etc? Sexual positions, speed, intensity are factors?

NO: Having sex will not affect the baby. Use common sense of course and I would not have severe rough sex as repetitive trauma to the cervical area, may irritate your internal vaginal structures and thus cause possible problem with your pregnancy, BUT, in general, having sex will not affect the growing baby. As you get farther along, late in the 3rd Trimester, discuss with your OB/GYN. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it means when on a fetus one of the ventricles is smaller than the other ventricle?

Could be normal: I am assuming that you are talking about ventricles in the brain. Ventricles of the heart are normally different sizes before birth. Regarding the brain ventricular size discreptancy-i am not very concerned as it may be a varient of normal. Many people are walking around with slight asymmetry of the ventricles-and they are normal. Probably would get a neurosonogram after birth to get better idea. ...Read more

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My fetus has choroid cyst on brain, doctor says not worry but how?

My fetus has choroid cyst on brain, doctor says not worry but how?

Usually normal: Most babies with choroid plexus cysts in the brain are normal, and almost all cysts go away by the end of the second trimester. But cysts can also be a marker for a problem called trisomy 18, which means an extra chromosome 18 in every cell of a baby's body. A maternal fetal medicine doctor can do an ultrasound and look for any other sign of trisomy 18. ...Read more

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Can rough-play or rough-housing cause harm or brain damage in a 12-week fetus?

Can rough-play or rough-housing cause harm or brain damage in a 12-week fetus?

Depends on situation: Most minor trauma is cushioned bu the bag of waters & unlikely to yield any injury. At some level, rough play can put both you and baby at risk.If it you think it's becoming a bit much it probably is. ...Read more

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Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Follow instructions: Best follow your infertility specialist's instructions. Because of the medications you received to stimulate ovulation, it is not unusual for your estrogen levels to be high. ...Read more

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My daughter in law left gas on pm stove while outside. She noticed when she came back in and immediately turned it off and opened windows. She is 2-1/2 months pregnant. Is there a danger of brain or other injury to the fetus from that exposure?

My daughter in law left gas on pm stove while outside. She noticed when she came back in and immediately turned it off and opened windows. She is 2-1/2 months pregnant. Is there a danger of brain or other injury to the fetus from that exposure?

No worries: The odor is added to propane and methane natural gasses to let people know when unburnt gas is in the air. A little bit of propane or methane odor is harmless. Whenever one smells that odor, one just needs to identify the source of the gas odor and decide what to do... such as relight the pilot light, turn off the gas, light the gas and use it, or run away to call 911. In general, no worries. ...Read more

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Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

No: It is unlikely to remain in your system very long after exposure. Some bug sprays are considered unsafe in pregnancy, but the risks are low. What is more, certain insect-born illnesses are potentially more harmful, so you'll have to weigh your risks and benefits based on your location.

I usually recommend deet-free bug sprays. ...Read more

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What are diseases that affect the ventricles of the brain?

What are diseases that affect the ventricles of the brain?

Hydrocephalus: Classic is hydrocephalus, which can be obstructive or communicating, and both can cause ventricular enlargement. Pseudo tumor cerebri affects brain diffusely, and has a reverse effect of decreasing ventricular size. ...Read more

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What does a narrow 4th brain ventricle mean?

What does a narrow 4th brain ventricle mean?

It depends: It depends on if you have any symptoms suggesting a cerebrospinal fluid circulation problem. If you have no symptoms it may just be an anatomical finding. ...Read more

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Are asymmetrical ventricles in the brain a problem?

Are asymmetrical ventricles in the brain a problem?

Depends.....: It really depends on the difference in size from a benign condition to something very serious. ...Read more

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One of the brain ventricles is 9.56cm at 21weeks...should I be worried? what are the possible side effects? can it be treated?

Ventriculomegaly: You are referring to fetal ventriculomegaly. This is when the ventricle is > 10 mm. Your baby does does not quite meet the diagnosis so likely your doctor is going to monitor it by repeating the scan or referring to a specialist. Genetic testing may be considered. Discuss with your doctor. Here is a link regarding this issue: https://fetus.ucsf.edu/ventriculomegaly ...Read more