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Echogenic foci and white spot in babies heart - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi my wife is 23 week pregnant recently we have ultrasound done
Doctor :   Ok
User :   everything is fine except they have seen Echogenic foci a white spot in babies heart
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my wife age is 26 and we are little worried with this isolated finding
User :   as doc told use i may be associated with trisomy 21 down syndrome
Doctor :   Ok
User :   we are not sure should we take risk of amino, Also does this really means something wrong with baby
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Downs syndrome is diagnosed based on genetic studies.
Doctor :   The gene analysis can be done by taking a blood sample from an individual.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Since it has to be done on the fetus, amniocentesis is the choice.
User :   yup but a single white spot warrants amino as this carries risk of miscarriage also
Doctor :   The procedure is for diagnosis alone.
Doctor :   Since amniocentesis is done preferrably between 16-20 weeks of pregnancy,
Doctor :   as a general physician my knowledge is restricted in predicting the
Doctor :   chances of abortion following amniocentesis.
Doctor :   I would hence suggest you
Doctor :   to take a second opinion from one of our gynaecologist.
Doctor :   Since, you are our corporate customer, this service is also provided to you free of cost.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hence, i would recommend you to consider this option.
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User :   thanks doc i will take opinion of gynae specialist
User :   thanks for that
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Doctor :   Thank you.
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