Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
168 Doctors are Online

Pregnant, ultrasound showed shadow in baby's heart. What might this mean?

Hello. I am almost nineteen weeks pregnant. A couple of days ago, I went for an ultrasound and they said everything looked fine except for a shadow in the baby s heart . I was told it was most likely nothing but they want me to go for another ultrasound in 8 weeks. I haven t been able to speak with anyone at my doctor s office to get any information and won t be able to until Monday. I am really worried and can t wait that long! Can you tell me what a shadow on the heart might mean and how likely it is that something is wrong with my baby s heart?
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  291
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
OBGYN 's  Response
Most often there is nothing significant, but, it is better to rule out cardiac anomalies associated with other causes as well, like Down's syndrome. As the size increases and changes get a better resolution, it is possible to conclude on such issues and therefore, repeat sonogram is required. The shadow could be due to calcium deposition, or it could be vague. Do not worry, as most likely nothing could be wrong and get further advice from your doctor. Wish you a safe pregnancy.
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor