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20 Week scan - echogenic bowel

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MaryHughes Wed 24-Aug-11 21:52:17

My 20 week scan showed an echogenic bowel. This was an isolated finding as there were no other soft markers or any other problems. The finding was confirmed 5 days later by a consultant who redid the scan. He did an amnio straight away to test for downs, edward and patau's syndromes, CMV and toxoplasmosis. They took blood tests to check if me and my husband are carriers for cystic fibrosis.

We are waiting for the results now which will take over two weeks because of the bank holiday and I have been looking on the internet for any statistics but unfortunately I can't find any consistency so I don't know what to believe. Has anyone had a similar experience and managed to get any advice on what the likelihood is of any of the above tests coming out positive?

Unfortunately all the doctor would say was that the likelihood of one of the tests being positive was 'unlikely' - to me that could mean anything under 50% and I don't find these odds particularly reassuring. I had a 1 in 100,000 result in my downs syndrome screening at 11 weeks which had really put my mind at rest until this happened.

It seems like such a long time to wait for the results - has anyone ever phoned up early for their results and got them?

Any advice would be much appreciated.


ElectricSoftParade Wed 24-Aug-11 21:55:36

My son had this. I don't want to talk on here about it but would be open to PMs. I can't talk tonight but will check back first thing tomorrow. ESP

ElectricSoftParade Wed 24-Aug-11 21:56:31

Sorry, just to say he is a thriving nearly 7 year old and hope you are a calm as you can be ESPx

wheelshavefallenoffthebus Wed 24-Aug-11 22:19:45

We had this with ds1. Our genetic tests came back fairly quickly I think and we were not CF carriers. We had two more scans to look at it again and it gradually disappeared as my son got bigger. By 32 weeks I think it had gone completely. He is now 2 and has no sign of any problems.
I hope you get your results quickly. I can remember how awful it was to wait to find out. Scans are so detailed these days that some times they pick up things that may not develop further.
Hope everything goes well.

ElectricSoftParade Thu 25-Aug-11 13:04:58

Mary Have PMed you x

Catslikehats Tue 30-Aug-11 18:26:41

Mary sorry you are going through this.

My DS2 was diagnosed with an echiogenic bowel at his 20 week scan. It wasn't isolated and we later lost him. However his post mortem revealed a normal bowel. I was subsequently told that it isn'y uncommon for an echiogenic bowel to appear to present when there isn't an issue.

best wishes.

peanuts777 Sat 08-Oct-11 15:40:35

HI Mary,
I am 24 weeks and my baby was diagnosed with echiogenic bowel at 20 weeks. How are you doing? How is the baby? I am dreadfully worried and have had some further bad news, so it would be good to talk.

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