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10/25/12 at 7:16am
I had low papp-a with my previous pregnancy... and actually a false positive result for down syndrome as well. I did end up having early dilation and was put on bed rest with her which the low papp-a could have been predictive of.
With this pregnancy (Due May 23rd) I just got flagged for low papp-a again as well as another positive screening for down syndrome. I think some people just have funky lab results...
Depending on how low your papp-a is, I would see if you could schedule a level II ultrasound to look at placental function in the second trimester. Also- "Fruit of the Woumb" Health board run my Dr. Kenneth Trofatter is an excellent source of low papp-a information.
Thanks so much for sharing your experience, jeliphish. I know that they have me scheduled for monthly ultrasounds, because of the diabetes and now, I imagine, because of the papp-a level. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and trying to listen to my body. I will definitely check out the board - I really appreciate it!
Thanks again and all the best for your pregnancy - keep us posted!
Hi Everyone, Im new to the group, have a EDD 23rd May and had my 12 week NT scan two days ago. The ultrasound was perfect and I felt so good after seeing our little bean jumping around in there. Then the doctor phones me later that evening to advise that my ultrasound delivered 1 in 500 chances (low) but coupled with my bloods, I have now been elevated to high!! 1 in 230! Needless to say I feel confused and anxious. DH and I have decided to do any tests that was recommended by the doc - and we are now preparing for an amnio in 3 weeks time. I declined the CVS based on its higher risk, and the fact that I felt I was rushing my decision to have it (given only 24hrs to decide). So I passed on that and have accepted the amnio.
Its been really comforting reading these forums about low PAPP-A bringing the house down, and often falsely. So many women (and I have also noticed a proportion of PCOS like myself) have had this result skew everything.
Leaves me confused and anxious. Trying to stay positive!!