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Advised to take down syndrome test during pregnancy. Any problem with the ultrasound report?

hello doc, im 17weeks pregnant. my 17 weeks ultrasound repoet is that placenta is posteriore and of grade1 maturaity. liquore is adeqate for the gestational age , cervacal length is 36.2mm internal os is closed. my fetal measurment is BPD 37.3MM, H. CIR IS 136.6MM, AB CIRC 116.1MM AND FL IS 25.1MJM. THE ESTIMATED FETAL WEIGHT IS 195G PLUS 29G. BUT THE DOC TELL ME TO DO A DOWN SYNDROM TEST SO AS PER MY ULTRASOUND REPORT IS IT ANY PROBLEM OR SIGN OF DOWN SYNDROM.
Asked On : Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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Your ultrasound report is suggestive of a normal viable intrauterine pregnancy of about 17-18 weeks, except that the estimated fetal weight is a little higher. Cervical length is also normal. Ultrasound report alone cannot diagnose Down's syndrome, it needs to have an amniocentesis or CVS to confirm the diagnosis. Perhaps your doctor wanted to be sure, he is the better judge in your case. Down's syndrome is ruled out even without any hint when a woman conceives in late age,i.e., in the forties'. Wish you good health.
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