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Originally Posted by moes
I need someones help with this - I had a nuchal scan done at 13 weeks - I am 40. The results came back negative, putting me in a good risk group for my age, 1 in 770,. I was thrilled - until I went for my 20 week ultrasound! I had met this technician three previous times, and she seemed wonderful. I was chatting away with her about how lucky I am to be having my baby, and she said "Oh I can see the heart muscles on your baby, and I want you to know if the doctor decides to mention this to you, you should not worry everything is fine," The room started spinning, and I became exptrmely upset - the tech then advised that they do see this in normal babies too, and looked at my chart - she then advised "Oh you are fine!" When the tech relaiozed that she had upset me so much, she then told me I cannot mention this to anyone or she would be fierd! I did not know what to do, so I called a nurse at my OBGYN who I knew I could trust and presented the story to her-
she wanted to know who the tech was and I told her I did not want to cause any problems for the tech, and I just wanted to know if my baby was ok - the nurse phoned the tech (who worked at the local hospital) and the tech said that I was the one who spotted the white spots on the heart (I now know that they are echogenic foci) -the nurse of course did nto believe her, but did advise me that the sonogram test was reflecting everything as normal. The doctor who the tech works for who was not in when I was there phoned me 1 hour later and advised that I was the one who saw the spots and that my sonogram results are fine!? Again, stupid me did not want to get the tech fierd, so I told the doctor yes I did see the spots, and I just want to know what they mean or what I should do - she was annoyed and advised me that she already gave me my nuchal scan results and that she could not tell me whether or not to go for an amnio but it was not her recommendation. I am lost. I know this is alot to explain, but I really just feel like I was a victum and now I think I will go for another Level II sonogram - I am just so confused - was the tech doing me a favor and pointing out a potential problem with my baby - or just causing me alot of uneeded grief - I cannot eat or sleep right and because of my age I am really worried - I never even heard of a soft marker before this day and now it is all I think about. I did the trans nuchal scan becuase i understand it to be really accurate and most women who have foavoralbe results do not opt foer an amnio - now I do not know what to do - HELP!
SO HURT AND CONFUSED - MOES.
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