Nt Scan

An NT (Nuchal Translucency) scan is a prenatal screening done in the first trimester, which measures the size of the clear tissue at the back of the fetus's neck called the nuchal translucency. Too much clear space indicates chromosomal abnormalities like Down syndrome, Patau syndrome or Edwards syndrome.

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What is the risk of trisomy 21 from my NT scan and double marker test?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an NT scan and a double marker test at 12 weeks and five days of pregnancy. The report is as follows. Maternal serum screen 2: Dual test. (CLIA) HCG, Free Beta 69.00 ng/mL equivalent to 1.81 Corr.MOM's PAPP-A 1.40 mIU/mL equivalent to 0.36 Corr.MOM's Disorder screen positive cut ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understand the concerns. I have reviewed the report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It shows an increased risk in the first-trimester screening. You should go for amniocentesis at 16 weeks gestation to rul...  Read Full »

Placenta is on the right lateral wall 1 cm above the os. Is it low lying?

Query: Hello doctor, I had NT scan at 12 weeks and 5 days in which was found placenta is on the right lateral wall, 1.0 cm above the os. Internal os is closed. Cervical length is 37 mm. Does this mean placenta is low lying? Is there a serious problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, your scan indeed tells that you are having a low lying placenta. In such cases, chances of painless bleeding may be there. It would be better to avoid intercourse and heavy activities and to have a review of placental location in the anomaly scan at 19+ weeks. ...  Read Full »

My doctor said there is a tumor in the fetus. Kindly provide second opinion.

Query: Hello doctor, Please check my antenatal scan reports for three months pregnancy.  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per the sonography report, the baby is fine with NT (nuchal translucency) of 2.5 mm. Usually, it is around 1 to 1.8 mm and it is said that there is an increased risk of Down's syndro...  Read Full »

What do my NT scan and double marker reports say?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old female. I am 12 weeks pregnant. I have received my NT scan and double marker reports. Below are the details: NT 0.70 mm, trisomy 21 and NT 1:675, trisomy 13/18.  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Let me start by saying that you and your baby are absolutely fine. First of all, 31 years is not at all a risk factor. Only after 35 years, the risk of these genetic problems increases a lot, much more after 40 years. These factors are calculated usi...  Read Full »

After missing my NT scan and double marker test, can I take it during the 15th to 16th week?

Query: Hello doctor, Now I am in the 14th week of my pregnancy. I missed the NT scan and the double marker test to be taken between the 11th to 14th week of pregnancy. Can I take the NT scan and double marker test between the 15th to 16th week of pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The NT (Nuchal Translucency) scan and the Double Marker test should be done between the 11th to the 14th weeks of pregnancy only because the values are inaccurate if done later. I suggest you calculate the dates based on the first ultrasound as the exact date can var...  Read Full »

Can you please help me interpret my nuchal translucency scan report?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 13 weeks pregnant. My nuchal translucency report read 'small linear septum noted along the left lateral aspect of gestational sac synechia, and no fetal part is seen near the septum.' What does this mean? Is it a critical problem? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is not inside the fetus. This will not harm the fetus. If this has not troubled your pregnancy till now, it should not trouble you in future also. But, if it troubles, then it might lead to a miscarriage. Nothing can be done for the same at present. Thanks. For mor...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about my second-trimester anomaly scan, which is positive for two markers?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old female. My first trimester NT and double marker test showed a very low risk of 1:3690 for DS and 1:100000 for two other abnormalities. During the second-trimester anomaly scan, the doctor found two markers, CP cyst and mild RPD 4 mm and 4.5 mm. I have given blood fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understand the concerns. The risk in serum screening is low. Choroid plexus cyst usually resolves by 26 weeks, if present as a normal variant. A renal pelvis more than 7 mm is abnormal, but more than 4 mm is doubtful. Hence, There ...  Read Full »

Is it risky if the NT scan shows 3 to 5 mm thickness in a three-month pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old female, who has a 5 year old baby girl. I had two miscarriages, one two years back at 11 weeks, and one last year at nine weeks. Now, I am three months pregnant, and I had a NT scan, which showed a thickness of 3 to 5 mm. Is this a case of high-risk pregnancy? Doe...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Let me put forth few facts. Your age is in normal limits and not in high-risk for anomalies or genetic problem. Only after 37 to 40 years it is high-risk. You do not seem to have any medical complications. You have one 5 year old child, so the cha...  Read Full »

Are my NT scan reports normal?

Query: Hello doctor,I had the NT scan at 11 weeks and 4 days and the NT was 3.3 mm. After that, I got the double marker test done which came back normal, with a risk of 1:624 for T21 and 1:685 for T13 and T18. I was asked to do the NT scan again and at 12 weeks and 2 days, the NT measured 2.8 mm. Also, the...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. There is nothing to worry about. All the reports are fine and your baby has no anomaly. So, relax and do not worry. You need not go for any further invasive procedures like amniocentesis. Just get your TIFFA (targeted imaging for fetal a...  Read Full »

What can we do to have a healthy baby after my wife has had three miscarriages?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing on behalf of my wife. She is 28 years old. She has PCOD. We have been trying for a baby for the past three and a half years. My wife conceived thrice, but all the times, the pregnancy got aborted in the second month. We have checked with infertility specialists in my area....  Read Full »


Dr. Sathawane Aparna Milchand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern regarding your wife's recurrent miscarriages.  She can take these measures in the next pregnancy if she had missed any in the previous ones: Start taking Folic Acid 5 mcg once a day and tablet Ecosprin (Aspirin) 75 mcg onc...  Read Full »

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