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Does that look like spina bifida?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

I tested positive on a triple screen test, so I couldn't wait to see a specialist so I went and had a ultra sound done. The tech said SB would be very noticeable if it was there and I don't see it? Do you?
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 23, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:11 PM
Are you a tech? :) it's probably a bad glare because I took the picture off my tv from the cd of the video they gave me. Ill try and take a better picture right now.

Quoting mommy74146:

I can't really tell from the picture. The Sonographer needed to decrease the depth and image in the transverse plane. Take another picture without the glare. Do you have any others? Perhaps in the transverse plane?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:15 PM
That's what I thought to with the "hole" in the neck but normally that's at the spine right? And with spina bifida there's usually a mass/bubble looking thing coming out from the baby's back.

Quoting Des10ed2b:

itis hard to tell without being a medical professional and it is something that can vary a LOT on sonograms. 

i found some images on google that look similar to yours, but like i said, i am no expert. really, you wont know until the baby is born or your have a 3-d sono. 

did they tell you what that arrow is supposed to be pointing to? i would be more concerned with spina bifida on the right side where that dark opening is than on the left side where the arrow is. 

nevermind-----just saw your explanation that the arrow was at the buns. 

ATL958
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:15 PM
Here is a link to a website that might help:

http://www.sonoworld.com/fetus/page.aspx?id=135
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mommy74146
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:21 PM
I don't like that term. But yes lol. Ok just quote me when you do.


Quoting Anonymous:

Are you a tech? :) it's probably a bad glare because I took the picture off my tv from the cd of the video they gave me. Ill try and take a better picture right now.



Quoting mommy74146:

I can't really tell from the picture. The Sonographer needed to decrease the depth and image in the transverse plane. Take another picture without the glare. Do you have any others? Perhaps in the transverse plane?

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mommy74146
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:22 PM
Black does not mean hole. It is fluid, blood or shadow. That's what black means on ultrasound.


Quoting Anonymous:

That's what I thought to with the "hole" in the neck but normally that's at the spine right? And with spina bifida there's usually a mass/bubble looking thing coming out from the baby's back.



Quoting Des10ed2b:

itis hard to tell without being a medical professional and it is something that can vary a LOT on sonograms. 

i found some images on google that look similar to yours, but like i said, i am no expert. really, you wont know until the baby is born or your have a 3-d sono. 

did they tell you what that arrow is supposed to be pointing to? i would be more concerned with spina bifida on the right side where that dark opening is than on the left side where the arrow is. 

nevermind-----just saw your explanation that the arrow was at the buns. 


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im_not_trollin
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:25 PM

 Yes, I'm sorry, but it does look like it to me.

ATL958
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:28 PM
So are you going to have another ultrasound by your doctor next week?

I guess this would be the bottom line for me - don't put your faith in the blood test results.

Wait until they (your actual doctor) does the ultrasound. Better yet, unless they are fetal specialists, ask them if they'll refer you to one. Because my pregnancy was considered high risk (over 41 YO), I had to have bi-weekly ultrasounds, and my OB wasn't the one that did them. She referred me to a specialist that dealt with high risk pregnancies. If the blood test came back positive, then perhaps that would then put you in that category, which would mean your insurance should cover it.

You'll probably have some peace of mind once an expert, that can share medical results, handles the ultrasound.

You're in my prayers. Please try not to stress....it's definitely not good for baby. Can you move your appointment up?


Quoting Anonymous:

Thank you! I'm absolutely going crazy over here :'( I never knew how inaccurate those test were and when they asked if I wanted to take it I just said sure why not. Now in stressed to the moon and back.



So I went to this little ultra sound place just to see for myself if u could detect anything. The tech isn't allowed to disclose and "medial disclosure" but when I asked if my baby looked healthy she just grinned and nodded.



So now I don't know what to think, of course it all comes down to what the doctor will say next week when I undergo all those test. :(



Praying its a false positive.



Quoting ATL958:

Bless your heart, I am so sorry. It is for this very reason that I chose not to have this test, as well as an amnio.





Too many of my friends would test positive for either downs or sb, they'd worry for the rest of their pregnancy, and then have healthy babies.





I'm not an ultrasound tech, but if there were signs of sb, they would have told you. What did they say?





Try not to worry, although I know that's easier said than done.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:28 PM

The lady said the left side is his bottom.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:31 PM
Lol oh sorry. But I appreciate you willing to look at my u/s, I'm mobile so I can't quote you and post a picture but I added two more pic without such a bad glare. Sorry there small. Thanks again!!

Quoting mommy74146:

I don't like that term. But yes lol. Ok just quote me when you do.




Quoting Anonymous:

Are you a tech? :) it's probably a bad glare because I took the picture off my tv from the cd of the video they gave me. Ill try and take a better picture right now.





Quoting mommy74146:

I can't really tell from the picture. The Sonographer needed to decrease the depth and image in the transverse plane. Take another picture without the glare. Do you have any others? Perhaps in the transverse plane?

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