Ladies, it's been an emotional morning. I spoke with my doctor after I received an email telling me that I had an appt. scheduled for tomorrow...which I didn't remember scheduling. It turns out that the blood work I had done a couple of weeks ago came back "slightly abnormal". I'm having a hard time understanding what these numbers mean but he told me that for a woman my age (30), they like to see the down syndrome risk be around 1/250. Mine calculated to 1/181. I have a level II ultrasound tomorrow afternoon. I was initially very upset but I've been looking around online and these "slightly abnormal" results seem relatively common. Does anyone have any experience with this? I just don't know.
Abnormal Blood Test for Down Syndrome
I had quite a drastic abnormality in my DS numbers with DD1. I don't remember the exact figures, but I know that although I was 21, my numbers came back as if I were 31. I think it was something like 1/250 although "normal" would have been 1/2500. Anyhoo, it turns out that there was a discrepancy in my calculated due date and once that was sorted out, the situation resolved itself. I do remember being scared for a few days until we got the news, so I can totally relate. Also glad to hear your follow up is so quick so your mind can be put to ease soon. Hugs to you mama!
Well, Inga is perfect according to the ultrasound. Absolutely nothing wrong. But, the doctor had to say, "You still have a .25% chance of having a child with ds." I was sooooo relieved by seeing my child again and by seeing that she has no problems, but I really wanted to flip that doctor the bird. .25% chance?! Lesson learned. I'm not taking that blood test again. Thank you ladies for the support! I love you December 2012 Group!
The medical system can be seriously wacky! I have an IRL friend who went through drama because of a screening test in her early 30s that came back positive, and they never even told her that they were doing the test! She would have waved it. The office just did it automatically, just telling her they were doing blood tests. She wouldn't have terminated if anything was found, but she wound up with weeks of worry because of it.