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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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TeamTARDIS
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:32 PM

That is exactly why I didn't get any tests done with ds. It wouldn't have made a difference and would have just stressed me out.

Val99
by Ruby Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:32 PM

OP:  do you read ultrasounds for a living or have training in that skill?

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:32 PM
That's true I didn't think about that. But that area isn't really normal huh? I worried about that.

Quoting mommy74146:

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. 


EvilAsh
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:32 PM

same here. never did with any of my 3.

Quoting QJsmommy:

I dont do that test because for me it's irrelevant.. sorry can't help but I say no.


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angevil53
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:32 PM
They usually look from the side. They need to see that there's skin covering the full spine.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:33 PM
Oh absolutely not lol. I am kinda good and telling where the babies face features and limbs are but I don't really know anything other that that. But since my screening I've read so so much on SB and what it should look like in an u/s that I kinda have an idea.

Quoting Val99:

OP:  do you read ultrasounds for a living or have training in that skill?

Val99
by Ruby Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:36 PM


Then why did you have it done?  Just be patient, and see the specialist.  No one here can give you solid medical advice on this.

Quoting Anonymous:

Oh absolutely not lol. I am kinda good and telling where the babies face features and limbs are but I don't really know anything other that that. But since my screening I've read so so much on SB and what it should look like in an u/s that I kinda have an idea.

Quoting Val99:

OP:  do you read ultrasounds for a living or have training in that skill?


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:37 PM
I added a few side pics, and I don't see a protruding mass. Is that how they usually diagnose then?

Quoting angevil53:

They usually look from the side. They need to see that there's skin covering the full spine.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:39 PM
I'm a very impatient person. Lol and the fact that I was told that the testing are extremely inaccurate at times makes it all the worse. So I just paid to have a fun ultra sound to see my baby and I was told SB is very noticeable and I could see it on my own. Of course no ones "word" really means anything unless it comes from a specialist.

Quoting Val99:


Then why did you have it done?  Just be patient, and see the specialist.  No one here can give you solid medical advice on this.

Quoting Anonymous:

Oh absolutely not lol. I am kinda good and telling where the babies face features and limbs are but I don't really know anything other that that. But since my screening I've read so so much on SB and what it should look like in an u/s that I kinda have an idea.



Quoting Val99:

OP:  do you read ultrasounds for a living or have training in that skill?


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:39 PM
Quoting Anonymous:



Spina bifida is not necessarily a "protruding mass". There are varying degrees.
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