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What does "Umbical cord shows a single loose loop around fetal neck" indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 1 Aug 2014
Question: I just went for a scan today I.e 26 th week

Everything is ok but
Umbical cord shows a single loose loop around fetal neck

Is this normal ?
Is it umbical cord around his neck ?
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Repeat scan at 34 weeks

Detailed Answer:
Hello mam, thanks for trusting us.
Yes it is a loop of umblical cord around the neck of the bany which is a common but not a normal finding.
It can revert back to normal in 80 percent of cases, all you need now is to repeat an ultrasound at 34 weeks of pregnancy and see the status of cord.
in case it persists till term then cesarean delivery chances are increased.
wish you all the best.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Manisha Jain (45 minutes later)
Thanks doctor

My question is

Can this single loose loop harm the baby ?
I mean I hope it won't be suffocating

How long is the umbical cord?

My fetal movements are fine but I m just worried about this umbical cord I mean hope it can't be dangerous
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
daily fetal movement count is required

Detailed Answer:
No mam, that is just a loose cord loop and will eventually get detangled itself because of baby movements.
But you have to take care of baby movements at all times.
In case movement is less than normal report your doctor immediately and otherwise also visit your gynecologist at regular 2 weekly basis.
And best evidence will be provided by a repeat scan at 34 weeks.
As of now there is nothing to worry and no active intervention is needed except for daily fetal movement count,
In case this cord around neck persists then there are more chances of deliver by a cesarean section.
I hope I have answered your question but in case you have other questions i will be happy to help.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What does "Umbical cord shows a single loose loop around fetal neck" indicate?

Brief Answer: Repeat scan at 34 weeks Detailed Answer: Hello mam, thanks for trusting us. Yes it is a loop of umblical cord around the neck of the bany which is a common but not a normal finding. It can revert back to normal in 80 percent of cases, all you need now is to repeat an ultrasound at 34 weeks of pregnancy and see the status of cord. in case it persists till term then cesarean delivery chances are increased. wish you all the best.