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Old May 24th, 2011, 13:47 PM   1
Bebica
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Test for spina bifida


They looked up my baby yesterday through transvaginal sonogram for one hour.They did it so they can see much clearer all the organs-from head to toe-then if they did normal sonogram(external) So they checked spine,sacrum,all of it and they said it all looks fine.So,the doctor told me that they can see the hole in a spine through sonogram(spina bifida) so since baby's spine was normal yesterday,why do they still have to do blood test for spina bifida???Do you think that if baby has something on the spine,they'll be able to see it last night through this internal sonogram they did on me to check for all anatomy in the baby or 'the hole'(spina bifida) would show up later on...I am 15 weeks now.So in case my result comes pos...will I have to worry,knowing that at 15 weeks spine looked good on the screen????



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Old May 24th, 2011, 13:51 PM   2
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I don't know Bebica, but didn't want to read and run....I'm sure baby is fine and doens't have spina bifida. doctors are always overly cautious ultrasounds. Will you be having another scan soon? x



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Old May 24th, 2011, 14:21 PM   3
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I don't know Bebica, but didn't want to read and run....I'm sure baby is fine and doens't have spina bifida. doctors are always overly cautious ultrasounds. Will you be having another scan soon? x
i will at 22 weeks again.same thing.full anatomy check.And spina test is at 18 th week...



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Old May 25th, 2011, 11:37 AM   4
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I am certainly no expert. however, I just had my NT screening on Friday and my Specialist infomred me that they cannot detect spina bifida through a scan but that is what the combined blood work detects. So the blood you gave at your first scan and the blood you give at your next combined will give you your results. Sounds like all is well with your bubs, congrats!



 
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Old May 25th, 2011, 11:46 AM   5
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I also had this test, but blood work ONLY, no scan. My last scan was at 13wks... and don't have my next one till Tues (31st) for the gender scan. I'm guessing the blood work is more accurate and that is why they confirm that way? I was told the chance of it was soooooo slim, but they like to check, JUST in case... I'm guessing they are being extra sure. But if all looked good on the scan, your baby should be clear!



 
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