I'm wondering if anyone has had a bad scan result and did the sonographer mention anything at the time?
I had horrible results from my 20 week scan (so bad I was told not to expect to take a baby home) with my now 4 month old DD, who's going better than expected but has a serious chronic health condition.
One thing that scares me a bit is that nothing was said during our first scan at 20 weeks. We left the room thinking everything was great, announced the pregnancy, put up scan photos..then a week later I walked into the OB's office to get my scan results & got hit with all this. It wasn't like it was easy to miss either- basically my DD has an obviously deformed vital organ & I had low amniotic fluid, which goes hand in hand with this condition. I mentioned it at one of my appointment at the tertiary hospital I got sent to and they were horrified nothing had been said at the scan and that scan results should have been instantly sent to them, not left a week.
It's only a small thing in the grand scheme of everything I know, and I understand sonographers are there to take the pictures not diagnose, but I'm just wondering if anyone else had bad results for any of their scans and if anything was said to them at the time or later. We're going to be trying for another soon as health conditions mean we have to finish off our family as soon as we can and I'll have to go back to the same place for scans- we live regionally so I don't get any options on where to go.
Thanks in advance
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26-01-2015 23:04 #1
Bad scan results- Did you find out at the time?
26-01-2015 23:14 #2
Bad scan results- Did you find out at the time?
Of the ladies I know who have had bad news, I'm fairly certain it was told to them on the day. @[Mod] Allymumtobe?
I would make an official complaint in writing so they have to address it and make your wishes clear at your next scans that if there's something wrong you want to know then and there. Hopefully it isn't an issue at all next time, anyway.
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26-01-2015 23:34 #3Senior Member
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I had an extremely high NT at my 12w scan with my first. The sonographer didn't give us any specifics but obviously rang our dr when she popped out of the room and told us to head to his office straight away.
With my 3rd pregnancy I had a scan at the dr's and he sent me to the hospital straight away because we couldn't see a baby. He then came to see me during the scan and spoke to me later about the possibility of a molar pregnancy.
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26-01-2015 23:47 #4
I've always made a point to go private for scans cause it's specialised OB Gyn performing the scans. They give you the results straight away then send them to your regular doctor.
So yes, I have always been told at the time of the scan if things were ok or not.
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27-01-2015 05:04 #5
During my 20w scan with DS2 they took extra time but didnt tell us why during the scan. So I looked at the report when we picked it up and freaked myself out because they had found potential heart issues. This was at a very busy bulk billed clinic.
So when we had our follow up scan, I went to a specialised womens clinic and paid a fortune - and made a point to mention what I was worried about and they told me the results during the scan. Granted we did have great results so I am not sure if they would have been so forthcoming if it was bad news...
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27-01-2015 05:51 #6
At my 12w scan the sonographer said nothing and we announced our pregnancy. A week later I went to the GP and she hadn't even opened the results!!! Turns out our baby was very sick! After than my scans were done at the hospital and I always had an idea of what was wrong. When they found anything major I saw the OB right after.
Technically a sonographer is not supposed to tell you anything. The pictures are then reviewed by a doctor and a report written.
But yes it suck that they don't warn you!
27-01-2015 05:57 #7
Both my OBs have had me make an appt with them 30-60 mins after my scan to go over the results that are faxed over to them. So good or bad news, I would find out fairly soon after the scan.
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27-01-2015 06:20 #8
At my 20 week scan the technician said she was having trouble seeing the heart properly. We got sent out to go for a walk in hopes bub would move. Came back and again she was having trouble. They brought in the lead radiologist and they both told me that they suspected thatv one ventricle looked 'hypoplastic'. They immediately rang my obstetrician and arranged for us to go and talk to him. He immediately arranged a tertiary scan. It all happened pretty fast. So yeah. ..I'm thinking that when something serious is going on they say something maybe? My daughter does c have a pretty serious heart defect and we were lucky the little place we went for the scan found it.
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27-01-2015 06:33 #9
The sonographer at 12 wks ushered me out as quick as she could because I was commenting on the nuchal fold and I guess she didn't want to answer. The gp called the next day.
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27-01-2015 07:30 #10
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