Anomaly scan or 20-week scan is the prenatal ultrasound performed between weeks 18 and 22. In this scan, fetal anomalies like cleft lip, anencephaly, diaphragmatic hernia, congenital heart defects, spina bifida, etc., are looked for.
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Is it safe to get the MMR vaccine during pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am in an unplanned pregnancy of 6 weeks. Two to three weeks after conceiving, I unknowingly drank wine when I was highly stressed. I had a fluoride treatment at the dentist and received an MMR booster vaccine. My doctor is concerned about the potential risks. Online sources seem fine or... Read Full »
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The MMR vaccine is a real threat in a pregnant state (mumps, measles and rubella). Yes, nobody could say you either continue or terminate the pregnancy. Just go through the details. If you wish to adopt the potential risk, then you can continue. For f... Read Full »
When can I get the level two ultrasound?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, and I am primigravida (17 weeks and 6 days). According to my LMP, I am 17 weeks and 6 day pregnant but according to my NT scan (done in 12-13 week )-gestation period showing pregnancy of 18 weeks and 3 days till date. Now I have to go for level two ultrasound, and my doc... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The number of weeks will be counted according to your scan date. So according to which your TIFFA (targeted imaging for fetal anomalies) scan will be dated. The TIFFA or anomaly scan, which you have mentioned can be done from 18-24 weeks and will give clear results. ... Read Full »
Is CT scan safe during pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female, and I was hospitalized for a week due to UTI. As a part of it, a CT scan was taken, which showed that I am completely cured. Then the next day, a blood test showed two weeks pregnancy. I am worried that the CT scan would have an adverse effect on the baby. Could... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question, and I understood your concerns. CT scan has strong radiations, and it is known to have adverse effects on the fetus. You should consult a gynecologist and decide further action. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to more fur... Read Full »
USG reports say there is unilateral mild ventriculomegaly. Is this normal?
Query: Hello doctor, We have done sonography during the sixth month of pregnancy. The report says there is a unilateral mild ventriculomegaly of 12 mm. Kindly suggest whether this is normal or if it can create any problem for the child. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mild ventriculomegaly is usually not detrimental. But, serial ultrasound monitoring of ventricular size should be done. Any increase in size should be dealt with accordingly. Read Full »
My pregnant wife recently underwent an X-ray, and I am worried about radiation exposure. Can you please help?
Query: Hello doctor,My wife is seven weeks pregnant. She had to undergo an X-ray and mammogram recently. Is there any risk of radiation to the fetus? Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.From your description, it is difficult to say if there would be any long-term effects on the fetus.You can get an early anomaly scan at 12 weeks of pregnancy to rule out any abnormalities.Usually, a single exposure does not cause trouble. So, for all practical purposes, ... Read Full »
My 22-weeks pregnant wife underwent an anomaly scan and found an aberrant right subclavian artery. Can it be treated?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 22 weeks pregnant. Anomaly scan results show an aberrant right subclavian artery found in my baby's heart. Karyotyping results seem normal. No genetic issues are seen. However, I am worried about my baby's health. Does any treatment available for aberrant right subclavian art... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern.Aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) is generally associated with down syndrome and other aneuploidies. If Karyotyping results are normal, then nothing is to be done at present.You can consult a pediatric cardiologist to get further ins... Read Full »
Can a repeat anomaly scan cause miscarriage?
Query: Hello doctor,I am second time pregnant and my first son is 11 months old. Now, I am 20 weeks pregnant and the reports of the 12 weeks scan and the quad marker are normal. I do not have a family history of any abnormality but, my 20 weeks scan shows some abnormality. There is some thickness in the ba... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Please attach your reports again as they were not very clear. The main purpose of the anomaly scan is to check that the baby is developing normally. If the doctors suspect that your baby has a heart problem, you will be asked to come in for a... Read Full »
Does a hypoplastic nasal bone suggest Down syndrome?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old pregnant woman and went through an anomaly scan. An anomaly scan showed hypoplastic nasal bone in the baby that might lead to Down syndrome. However, in my third-month NT scan, the baby's nasal bone was seen. Also, in the double marker test, Down syndrome was at low r... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. NT (nuchal translucency)scan and double marker are screening tests that only tell if the baby is at high or low risk for Down syndrome. It does not rule it out completely. Hypoplastic nasal bone (not well-developed nasal bone) is only one ... Read Full »
How do Deviry and Krimson affect pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I missed my periods for the last four months. So, I had Deviry 10 mg two tablets a day for five days, but I did not get periods. Then, I started taking Krimson 35 for 21 days. Still, I did not get periods. Then I had a pregnancy test and unfortunately, it turned to be positive. Now, I am ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Deviry is progesterone and it would have supported the pregnancy. But, Krimson 35 contains Cyproterone acetate. It is a category C drug and not to be taken during pregnancy at all. In fact, Krimson35 is advised only in cases of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Now, yo... Read Full »
What to do if you get chickenpox during pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. My weight is 48 kg. I am 3 months 2 weeks pregnant. Now, I got chickenpox. I am very anxious about the adverse affect for my baby. I have visited a gynecologist and she suggested me to get abortion. Please clarify me the right step. Read Full »
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Really this is a confusing state, but this does not mean you have to abort the fetus right now. When mother get infected with chickenpox, fetus carries a risk. But the risk is only 2% and in those cases the fetus might develop rarely some form of abnormality. Thus... Read Full »