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Bright Spot on baby's heart
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VeryFirst posted:
Well ladies you were right........ It's a GIRL. During the u/s, OMG, she would not stop moving so the doctors could get a good look (kicking her leg, touting her butt in the air, stretching her arms) . It took us almost an hour just to finish. Well everything was great other than they found a bright spot (or in medical terms Echogenic foci) on her heart. The doc said this is common among African Americans (Im African American) and Asians. She said this was not a big worry because my genetic screening results are good (1 in 18,000 chance for Down Syndrome), but some babies with Down Syndrome have the same thing. They stepped me up to a Level 2 u/s and sent me results to a heart specialist. The specialist didn't see anything other than the bright spot which is a good thing. I was just curious if anyone else has experienced this and what were the results.
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kate310 responded:
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My first ds had a spot on his heart and it ended up being nothing, just a shadow! Most of the time the spot goes away before they are even born. With your test results for downs you should have nothing to worry about!
 
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VeryFirst responded:
@ kate310 Thanks. I needed that reassuring
 
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Slim803 responded:
Hello, I know it's been four years & hopefully your still connected to this site. My wife & I had an appointment this morning & they seen a bright spot on our babies heart as well. But other than everything else is good. I wanted to know if you don't mind sharing if the spot cleared up before birth? If its too personal I understand, this is my first child & I'm just nervous. Thanks in advance.


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