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    Default Echogenic focus.. What the hell?

    Can anyone with half a clue decipher this for me please?

    " Normal anatomy scan. A small echogenic focus measuring 4.3 mm is visualised in the LV of the fetal heart. this is a soft sign and when found in isolation of other fetal anomalies has no clinical significance."

    My OB is sending me to another place to have another anatomy scan due to this, which doesn't sound like its a problem, however bloody google has freaked me out with findings of downs and trisomy 21 etc, my bloods and my 12 wk scan were pretty much found to have no risk.

    So the odds are good that its nothing but I'd like anyone's opinion if you have a clue about a echogenic focus?


    ~Isla Rohmaine arriving sept 2013 and a baby makes 3!

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    Hugs OP.

    while not exactly the same, My 20 week scan showed mildly echogenic bowel. It turned out to be nothing - most probably not the greatest ultrasound equipment/sonographer. There was no sign of it in any of my subsequent scans. It was a lot of heartache, tests and worry for nothing.

    Try to remain positive and listen to your OB.it can be very worrying but try not to google.... It just adds to the worry.

    Fingers crossed it is wrong. It was for me!

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    Thank you!!!
    My OB did say that the mob I went too weren't the best!

    I've done a lot of research and it appears all the odds are in my favour for it being nothing to worry about.

    I have the ultrasound this afternoon so hopefully all is well!



    ~Isla Rohmaine arriving sept 2013 and a baby makes 3!

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    How did your appointment go?

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    Oh! I thought I updated!!

    It went very well, the original place I had my anatomy scan, was not a specialised obstetrics place (I just assumed all ultrasound places were)

    Any who, this echogenic focus is not even reported when its in isolation like mine was, so essentially let's say I went to the specialised place first, they wouldn't have even mentioned it! That's how much its not even a problem!

    The only time it would be reported if there were 3 other 'soft markers' that signified a problem.

    The specialised sonographer repeated the scan and checked out all other things hat could have indicated an issue, was absolutely certain it was not an issue and without actually saying it she pretty much said the mob that reported it caused unnessacery stress!

    I'm glad it turned out to be nothing and if anyone ever comes across the same issue, if its in isolation( so the only soft marker) you needn't worry!!!!!!


    ~Isla Rohmaine arriving sept 2013 and a baby makes 3!

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    Glad to hear it has put your mind at rest. my Dr did say to me that mine shouldn't have been reported either, but because it had it meant I had to have further scans and blood tests.

    So glad you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy with less worry!

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