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Choroid plexus cyst in 20 week baby - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
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please proceed with your health query
User :   hi im in my 2oth week of pregnancy an i went for a level two ultra sound an the told me the baby has arms and legs that are a week behind have you ever heard of that.
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ok
User :   in growth
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i will help you in this
User :   ok
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when was your last menstrual period?
User :   july 7
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ok
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what is your period cycle length?
User :   i believe 28
Doctor :   ok

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so by now you should be having a baby which is 21 weeks old
User :   ya
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but what happens sometimes is that
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the baby gets concieved late in the cycle
User :   ok
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say for example
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you are having a 28 day cycle
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so the egg release for you can be anytime between 8th and 16th day
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which is almost a weeks gap in between
User :   ok
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so if the egg is released on 8th day itself and gets fertilised,
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then you will be 21 weeks pregnant by now
User :   rite
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but if the egg got released on the 16th day then you will be almost 20 weeks pregnant now
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that is 1 week less
User :   ok
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have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes i have
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which will show up on the scan as 1 week less
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the egg release depends on lots of factors such as hormonal status, physical, mental and emotional stress levels tec
User :   ok.
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*etc
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so the egg release time varies from cycle to cycle
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is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   ok but my baby also has cyst on her brain
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ok
User :   what does that mean
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how big is the cyst?
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what does the ultrasound report says?
User :   im not sure on the exact size but i was told they were small
User :   chlorio plexus cyst
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how many cysts were there? and in which area? could you tell me by seeing in the report what they have mentioned?
User :   i was told that it is common
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are they unilateral or bilateral?
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and yes, they are common to occur
User :   they were on both sides dont have the report.
User :   i wish i new that answer if i said one i would be lieing
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ok
User :   whats the difference
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Choroid plexus cysts (CPCs) are cysts that occur within choroid plexus of the brain.
User :   ok
Doctor :   i will help you in this
User :   well they have me doing an afp test right now just waiting for results cus tey said it could be something to really worry about with both things being wrong
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yes AFP test is the next step
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which will tell you if the problem is due to chromosomal abnormality
User :   now if thats ok then where do i stand
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even otherwise the scan should have picked other anomalies if they were due to chromosomal abnormality
User :   like
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if the AFP levels dont come that high you can continue with the pregnancy
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as the baby will be not having lot of problems
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if it is very high
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then the decision has to be taken based on the chromosomal abnormality detected
User :   ok but from i told you whats the possibility ther is
User :   in ur opinion
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we cannot say now for sure
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we wil have to wait for the AFP reports
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the baby is otherwise fine?
User :   yea all organs are fine
User :   heartbeat is good
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was there any other problem detected in scan other than the choroid plexus cyst?
User :   that and the arms and legs being a week behind in growth
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that can be possible, just wait for your AFP reports and get back to me
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we will see what is the possibility that time
User :   ok thank you.
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   not right now but will definately contact u again thank u for ur time
Doctor :   sure i will be glad to help you out
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