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Water in brain for child, pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi doctor
User :   howru ?
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Doctor :   I'm Fine thank you
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User :   sir mywife is expecting and iwent for ultrasound for that
Doctor :   Ok
User :   nowafter viewing ultrasound doctoris saying tht baby has some water in brain
User :   which they r calling Hydrocephalus
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i want to know how criticalis this for baby
User :   they r saying it 6.7 mm in brain
Doctor :   How many months old pregnant is your wife?
User :   and it should not be more than 5
Doctor :   Ok
User :   26 weeksir
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Hydrocephalus is fluid in the brain
User :   ok
User :   is it sthing serious ?
User :   what we can dofor it
Doctor :   It will lead to thinning of brain tissue
Doctor :   And enlargement of the cranium
User :   ok
Doctor :   It fetal development will not be good
User :   ok
Doctor :   Only in mild cases it will be good
User :   6.7 is mild or critical sir ?
Doctor :   The fetus is either delivered stillborn
Doctor :   or dies in noenantal
Doctor :   period
Doctor :   Babies which survive may be be mentally defective
User :   sosir what is cure for tht ?
User :   r u there sir ?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   There is no cure as such
Doctor :   Did the mention about csf volume?
User :   yes CFS is 6.7
Doctor :   Ok
User :   report is saying sth occipital horn measure 6.7mm
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did they say any other deformity is present?
User :   no sir
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What is the BPD given?
User :   25 weeks
Doctor :   BPD is the measure of the fetal skull
User :   tht means it is sth else ,and wld not be in weeks
Doctor :   It is the measure of the fetal skull
User :   in report it is 25 wks
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i don'tknow wht is wks
Doctor :   It Ok
Doctor :   They would have said in weeks
User :   ok
Doctor :   We have to wait and repeat the ultrasound
User :   ok
User :   and how it wld helps us ?
Doctor :   It will tell if it is progressing
User :   ok
User :   and can we stop it through medician ?
Doctor :   No
User :   wht wld be it fataal stage if it is progressive ?
Doctor :   It depends on the stage of pregnancy
User :   and wht abt 25 wks , is it ok or can cause mental disabality if not nprogressive
Doctor :   More than 10mm significant
Doctor :   BPD is ok
Doctor :   You have consult your treating gynecologist to go forward in this situation
User :   so u mean we need to watch its progress
Doctor :   Yes if it is confirmed hydrocephalus then fetus progress is very small
User :   what is normal CFS volume ?
Doctor :   Less than 0.5 l
User :   so doctor i think 6.7 is sthg very large and caue of concern ?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You have to consult your treating doctor
Doctor :   for further progress in the case
User :   but sir as u r saying there is no cure than , how doctors can help
Doctor :   They will monitor the progress of pregnancy and you have to look after mother also
User :   u are correct sir
Doctor :   Ok
User :   one last thing sir
Doctor :   Is hydrocephalus is to large then there will be problem in delivery
Doctor :   Proceed with your query
User :   suppose it is progressive and go beyond 10
User :   is there any treatment after birth which can help child ?
Doctor :   Then we have terminate pregnancy at 36 weeks
Doctor :   There are treatment by brain damage will not be corrected
User :   ok
Doctor :   'but the
User :   how can we terminate pregnancey at 36 week?
Doctor :   It will done according to the extent of the hydrocephalus
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   thats it doctor ,thanks for yr help
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