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Anomaly Scan

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 any treatment available to treat aberrant right subclavian artery?

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 arter...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 f...  Read Full »

What does my double marker blood test indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 12 weeks 5 days pregnant. I got my NT scan and double marker blood test results. NT value 1.1 mm, free b-hCG 1.52 MOM, PAPP-A 0.37 MOM, trisomy 21+NT risk 1:1132, trisomy 21 1:169, trisomy 13/18+NT. In urine culture, there is no significant growth observed after 48 hours. I am curren...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the report completely (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your report is normal and there is no need to worry. If you want a detailed explanation about the report, then here you go. There are some genetic syndromes, which are happening worl...  Read Full »

Fetal scan shows only one kidney. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 weeks pregnant. All my fetal scans taken so far shows, my baby has only one kidney, which is the left one, and it is working normally. I have attached the document. I doubt whether there is a left kidney somewhere down, not sure, but if it is there, it would be very small. But...  Read Full »

Dr. Tarek Algamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Many children with a single kidney will have a normal life without further complications. But still there is some risk of development of some problems later in life : 1. Development of high blood pressure. 2. Urinary tract infections. 3. Decreased kidney function...  Read Full »

I am pregnant. Will getting a CT scan harm my baby?

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 »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 f...  Read Full »

My baby's anomaly scan has a few abnormalities. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have contacted about my baby's ultrasound after the 8-week scan. Now, I have some queries after the anomaly scan. In remarks, it is stated that the left renal pelvis is dilated and is 0.21 inch. It is mentioned as UTD A1 (urinary tract dilatation A1), and they have measured humerus leng...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. The measurements in ultrasound scans are subjective and might differ with doctors. The difference in humerus-radius length is within one week from that of the tibia fibula and femur. In my opinion, it does not l...  Read Full »

Please review my pregnancy sonography reports.

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 »

Dr. Shubhadeep Bhattacharjee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I am 4 weeks pregnant. Can I continue taking Methotrexate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am approximately four weeks pregnant based on the date of conception. I have rheumatoid arthritis and take Methotrexate 10 mg a week, along with Folic acid 10 mg. I stopped taking Methotrexate as soon as I found out about the pregnancy, which was one week ago. So, since conception, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. You do not need to worry about your exposure to Methotrexate during your four-week pregnancy. As long as it is not an overdose, I do not think it may affect your pregnancy. To be sure, please kindly undergo ...  Read Full »

I am 22 weeks pregnant, scan shows delayed growth. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female. I am 22 weeks and two days pregnant and was told at my last scan that the baby is about 10 days behind in size. All the other readings were normal, and the growth of the brain was normal for the gestational age. We are not very tall people. My husband is 5 feet ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. There is always some discrepancy while trying to assess the fetal age by ultrasonography (USG) and comparing it with your last menstruation period date. The discrepancies are: In a USG done in the first three months, there is a discrepan...  Read Full »

My baby's femur appears to be thin in the scan. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been pregnant for the last five months. I got an anomaly scan, and the doctor told me the right side of the baby's femur was thin. What can I do to cure it?Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. When a doctor mentions that the baby's femur (thigh bone) on one side is thin during an anomaly scan, it could indicate a potential issue with bone development. However, it is essential to remember that this is just one finding from the scan,...  Read Full »

Kindly advise about the radiation exposure of my pregnant wife.

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 »

Dr. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh

Answer: Hello,Welcome to 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 »

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