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Old Jul 11th, 2012, 03:06 AM   1
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Old Jul 11th, 2012, 07:22 AM   2
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Old Jul 11th, 2012, 07:50 AM   3
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Our sonographer told us that she'd seen a nasal bone, when i asked her, during our NT scan (NT 3.5). They say around 70% of baby's with DS don't have a visable nasal bone at 12 weeks. They also checked the venosus ductus and no abnormalities were detected there either.

I'm praying that my 1:11 chance of baby having DS is a false positive screen.

Good luck hun, I know how worrying this time is x



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2012, 04:28 AM   4
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hi, where do you live smudgelicious?? I had my 12 week scan last week (gest. age 13w 3days), however in the UK they don't routinely check for a nasal bone, however I have a very clear scan pic and I can see it. I believe they don't check for the simple reason that it may not be developed by that point in time and that's why it is routinely checked for at the 20 week anomaly scan. My NT was 2.5mm. I have not received any call as of yet from the hospital to say what my risk factor is and am waiting on a letter explaining it, as is the norm here, apparenty only high risk get a call within a couple of days although I was expected it because I am 42 in August.

Your NT measurement is great !! Were your results calculated instantly after they took your bloods too? This is why I am waiting, since they needed to send off the bloods before they can do the risk calculation.

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Old Jul 12th, 2012, 04:29 AM   5
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sorry yes, you DID provide blood samples, I see that now. XX



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Old Jul 12th, 2012, 06:24 AM   6
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It sounds like your doctor is being very over-cautious to me, I have to say... I agree it's nice to be thorough, but I can see that this has caused you considerable stress.

I second what Kismo said, in the UK the nasal bone is not looked for / factored into the results by the National Health Service.



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2012, 12:54 PM   8
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aww I know, if it's not something we worry about it's something else... I hear ya! I really pray for a good outcome for you and take comfort in the fact that you are seeing an actual specialist in the matter so you can hopefully have some peace of mind. Keep us posted XXXXX



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Old Jul 12th, 2012, 15:06 PM   9
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In my routine NT scan no one checked nasal bone or other various markers. These things were only looked into once we had decided to have further diagnostic testing. Our result was 1:5 based on a higher than average NT measurement 2.7 I think and ridciulously high HGC in my bloodwork.

We had a few attempts at CVS that were not successful but at these scans the doctor checked things like nasal bone, arms, legs, hands, feet and the blood flow to the liver and stomach (DS babies have little glitches in their blood flowing to the liver and stomach, so it stops and starts continuaslly) Like another poster I saw a nasal bone in my scan and Doctor said he saw it too however he did remind me that the only way to get a definite answer was through CVS or Amino. A baby may have a few DS markers and not have DS or a baby can have no markers and have DS..... Difficult one to decide on what to do in such a situation...... We had an amino in the end and no DS was detected... LO was born in Feb this year :O) X



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2012, 22:14 PM   10
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I had my NT scan today. Everything looked great - NT measured 1.9. Combined with bloods my results were
Downs 1:4492
Trisomy 18 1:11512
Trisomy 13 1:36159

The whole thing took about 3 hours because baby wouldn't move into the right position and it took ages to get proper pics of everything which leads me to my question....

During the scan, I'm sure I saw the nasal bone and I think the sonographers did too (there were 3) BUT, they had a very hard time getting a picture of it. After the scan, the OB checks everything over and she said she wasn't happy with any of the pictures of the face and whilst she and the head DR think they can see a nasal bone, they want to be absolutely sure. I have to have another scan in a week. If there is no nasal bone detectd my DS risk is 1: 164. She was quite reassuring in saying that she thinks everything is fine, but they jsut want to be sure.

Has anyone else had any experience of this ?
I do not have experience with this, but wanted to give you some advice. When I went for a gender scan at a private ultrasound place. They gave me some very awesome helpful tips to make baby active so he or she will move more.

They said not to eat anything the day of that had sugars or carbs, because it makes the baby sleepy/lazy.

To eat your favorite fruit about 10-15 minutes before scan and to drink a 16 oz bottle of orange juice. It makes the baby more active.

This really helped me with my 20 week scan and baby was moving like crazy. Good luck!



 
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