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    Question Help! Echogenic Focus Info Needed

    Hi all,

    I posted this elsewhere but noone seems to know what it is as I have had no responses....may get lucky here.

    Well I had my 20 weeks ultrasound on Monday and everything seemed ok. Then I had my appt with my OB this morning (this was organised weeks ago). He said that an Echogenic Focus on Jellybean's left ventricle was found. He said that he is not concerned or he would be sending me to have tests etc, he said I could go to Monash specialist to have another u/s but he said they would just say that its not needed as no other abnormalities were found. My OB is wonderful and did reasure me (after I had a teary).

    I am still worried though and I know that is normal for us expectant first time mothers.

    I have read that it can be caused by increase calcium - am I having too much calcium???

    Can other focus' be developed as my pregnancy goes on? I have read also that its NOT a heard defect, is does NOT change the function of the heart and does NOT cause heart disease.

    I have just never heard of this before since being pg and reading everyone's posts on BB. Does anyone have any stories?

    I also heard that if other abnormalities were found it could cause DS but there wasn't which is a good thing.

    My OB is wonderful and have heard great things about him so I have full trust in him that if he was concerned he would send me to get further tests. I am just worried that other things could go wrong now.



    Sorry for long post.
    Floss xx

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    Hi Floss,

    Sorry but I can't help you with this one - have you tried Google?

    Goodluck matey!

    xoxoxo

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    Flossie, Call your OB & ask for more info & tell him it is really worrying you.

    Other than that I am not sure exactly of what Raes daughter Tia (In utero) has with her herat, maybe look for Raes pregnancy journal & read that, although her Tia will possibly need surgery (from memory) so it sounds like it is more that wnat your baby has!!!

    But might be worth reading!

    It sounds friom your post that the OB is not concerned & if he wsa he'd have sent you for tests etc, so I'd be inclined to call him & let him know your worried, he should then set you straight with exactly what it is!!! YOu will then be able to relax a bit more, especially if he's saying it' nothing to worry about! Please dont stress!!!

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    Thanks Tracey,

    Its definately not something that will need to be attention to after Jellybean is born as its not defect or will cause heart disease etc. At first I thought it was a hole in the heart. OB is really good and reassured me but I just want to hear from others who have heard of this and gone through the same thing.

    DH said that even though its really 'nothing' - a normal variant as I have read, he said that the OB just wanted to tell us as it was on the report. I guess I just don't there to be anything wrong down the track. Just looking forward to my 32 weeks ultrasound now. OB gave me the option of that because of this and I am like ABSOLUTELEY!!!

    I know years and years ago these things weren't picked up - its something in the ultrsound sound waves or something.

    Thanks again.

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    I've posted in your other post Flossie.

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