Small Markers For Down Syndrome Found In Ultrasound

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Rae - July 2

Hi, I am 28 years old and 18 weeks pregnant. During my ultrasound, the doctors found some small markers which could be indicative of Down Syndrome. They told me not to worry and that these do pop up in normal pregnancies. They also told me that I shouldn't worry because my quad test came back great (1 in 5000 range) and my other tests came back negative. But, I just can't help but worry so I requested for another ultrasound to make sure. Have these markers popped up on any one else's ultrasound. Should I be concerned?

 

T - July 2

The same thing happened to my sister, she went in for her 18 weeks ultrasound and they found a spot on my niece's heart I think it was called the EIP test or something, I cannot remember anyways her OB sent her to a high risk Ob who did a 4-d ultrasound and they checked her heart and the baby's fingers and toes(for webbing) and there was nothing....her high risk ob told her that sometimes doc's offices go a little overboard when they see something on the ultrasound, my poor sister waited 2 weeks before she could see the high risk ob and the whole time worried her baby had DS. I hope this helps, I would not worry.

 

Confused - July 4

I don't know about some of the testing you're talking about, specifically, the quad testing. What is it? How is it performed? What does it look for? How accurate is it?

 

Kiki-Bee - July 15

When I was pregnant with my first baby, the doctors found markers for down syndrom. All of my test came back fine though. They did a detailed ultra sound and found that it was nothing more that just that, markers. My son was born without down syndrom. If the doctor says don't worry, then you shouldn't. Sometimes things like that just show up for no reason. Good luck!

 

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