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23 weeks, re scan shows possible double bubble in stomach, follow up for potential Downs Syndrome. crap weekend.

(3 Posts)
nightshade Sun 21-Jun-09 12:19:24

that's about it. i refused the triple test at 13 weeks and am now being referred to genetics clinic. any similar situations?

JollyPirate Sun 21-Jun-09 12:36:47

Hang on in there nightshade. Firstly the triple test gives false negatives so even if you'd had it done there is no guarantee that it would have indicated you as a higher risk for Down's Syndrome.
Secondly I am not sure what a "double bubble" in the stomach is but know from my past experience as a midwife (10 years ago now) that there are various "markers" ultrasound practitioners look for when scanning. The more of the markers present the higher the risk of a chromosomal abnormality. So one marker doesn't mean much on it's own - just that they need to look further to see if there are any others and perhaps offer you an amnio if you want this.
Sometimes stomach things turn out to be minor abnormalities which can be corrected with surgery or are things which will not cause any problems after birth. Wait and see what they say at the clinic. Where and when will you be going?

nightshade Sun 21-Jun-09 12:48:33

hopefully will hear tomorrow. am in northern ireland.

i think i am concerned as after the 20 week scan i queried the facial features and felt myself that there was potential downs.

according to anything i have read, 30 percent of babies with double bubble also have downs.

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