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what is a singal umbilacalcord

i have a singal umbilacal cord should i worry

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:08 PM on Jul. 17, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • Do you mean that the umbilical cord has a single artery? It could be something to worry about, but it could be fine. It's one of the most common umbilical cord abnormalities, and could indicate other problems. However, in and of itself it is not proof of other problems; you'd need further testing to be sure.

    You'll need to ask your doctor what kind of abnormalities they are concerned about. Ask what the risks of the tests are, and what can be done if you find out that there is a problem prenatally. Sometimes even if you diagnose a problem, nothing can be done until the baby is born anyway, so you may feel it is not worth it to undergo the risks involved in the prenatal testing. If you decide not to test, don't let them bully you; it's your decision.
    sioleabha

    Answer by sioleabha at 1:30 PM on Jul. 17, 2008

  • DS showed a SUA on his 20 week U/S (when he was born we learned he actually had a true knotted cord)...he is happy and health 1 month old now.  I had extra U/S's and NST's...and they followed his growth very closely.  Your DR to may send you for an initial visit with Fetal Medicine so they can check further for abnormalities (they have better equipement) and they may suggest a Fetal Echocradiogram because the greatest risk is usually heart or kidney development.  Below are a couple of links with some more info on SUA.


    http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/ask-heidi/two-vessel-cord.aspx


    http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_4546.asp

    star23515

    Answer by star23515 at 10:50 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

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