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Shadow on the heart in an ultrasound?

My doctor told me today that when they did my ultrasound they saw a small shadow over his heart. He said that usually shadows as small as this one go away but they will need to do another ultrasound in 6 weeks to make sure it went away. I know he was trying not to scare us and he wouldn't quite tell us what it may be. Has anyone else heard this? All he said was that we don't have to worry if it doesn't go away but he thinks it will.

If it doesn't go away, WHAT IS IT?!?!?!

I tried asking him and he said not to worry about that..


Asked by imamommmmyyy at 7:27 PM on Mar. 8, 2010 in Pregnancy

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Answers (2)
  • What I read is that in 1% of these it can be a sign of a chromosonal problem like downs, but if everything else looked good it is highly unlikely that is why he told you not to worry, it is likely nothing at all.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 7:41 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • Thanks, I'm not worried to much but I just want to know what it might be so I can prepare myself..

    Answer by imamommmmyyy at 7:58 PM on Mar. 8, 2010