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CVS Tests: trisomy 21

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May1205 Sat 07-Nov-15 14:28:44

Partner and I had our 12 week scan yesterday - all the indicators from the scan were fine but combined with blood work and my age (39) we've been put into the high risk category (1:52). Had a CVS a few hours later and are waiting anxiously for the results. Just wondering what other people felt after the CVS - my stomach is really tender and it's uncomfortable to walk at much more than a snails pace. It could also be because I feel so emotionally drained. I'm guessing the best thing to do is just relax and try not to obsess.....

summerdreams Sat 07-Nov-15 15:55:36

Try antenatal tests much better for your kind of question everyones in a similar situation goodluckflowers

Troika Sat 07-Nov-15 16:12:09

Hi I had a cvs in August, my risk was 1:44.
I had to wait almost a week for the test after getting the results so you're lucky you were done the same day, waiting was really hard.
The procedure itself hurt quite a bit, and my stomach was really tender for a good week afterwards. I had a cracking bruise too. Also when the baby moved around it really hurt. Although most of the pain went within the week I still felt some pain for eg when getting off the sofa, or out of the car, or rolling over in bed.
I was told bed rest for 72 hours, and to take it easy for 2 weeks. It did really take it out of me and I felt weaker for at least those two weeks, also got loads of cramps if I overdid it with the walking etc.

May1205 Sat 07-Nov-15 16:16:44

Thanks I didn't realise I was on the wrong thread

Troika Wed 11-Nov-15 06:38:46

Hi May,
Just wondering how you are.
Hope the pain has eased off.
Have you had your results yet?

VocationalGoat Wed 11-Nov-15 06:57:57

I've had one amnio, two CVS tests and just took it very easy for 2-3 days following each. A bit of discomfort is normal. Take it really easy.
I had a 1:250 chance of having a baby with a trisomy. My friend had a 1:66 chance. Her baby was healthy. No trisomy. Ours was diagnosed with a trisomy. We had three soft markers on our scan as well. So a number is just a number. Wait and see. I can't remember how long the wait for my results were...long enough. My nerves were shattered. I had two consecutive trisomy pregnancies. sad
flowers Best of luck. Keep us posted.

May1205 Wed 11-Nov-15 09:10:42

Hi All
We're in the clear - found out last night! Very relieved. My stomach is still a bit tender so I'm taking it easy (it was nice to hear other people felt a bit battered after it as well - the medical websites make it sound easy!). I've really low Papp-a and am still considered a high risk pregnancy - back at the consultant next week. Fingers crossed it is all manageable
Thanks to everyone on this chain for the support - makes a world of difference when you've on a knife edge waiting for the results

Troika Thu 12-Nov-15 07:08:45

Brilliant news grin
I have low papp a too, all it has meant for me is 2 consultant appointments, 2 growth scans, and instructions to look out for signs of pre eclampsia. Hopefully yours will be straightforward too,

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