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    Question Please Help! Echogenic Focus Info Needed

    Hi all,

    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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    Hey Flossie,
    I'm sorry that you had a scare , but I would try not to worry. Your OB sounds really nice, and I'm sure that he wouldn't take any chances with Jellybean. I'm sure if he was the slightest bit concerned that he would want further tests done.
    Sorry I don't know anything about a Echogenic Focus, but I'm sure little jellybean is just fine in there.
    Keep your head up girl, just keep looking at those little pictures you got of him/her, that should cheer you up.

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    Thanks Mel,

    We heard the heartbeat today too which was good - 151bpm. I just wish I didn't have this. I read that its a normal variant - but I just want an all round normal IYKWIM? No variants

    I will be ok, just wanting to go home and see DH.

    Thanks Mel xxx

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    Thats a good thing, I love hearing bubbas heart beat. Could you leave work early, and just spend the day with your DH or is he at work to?
    IKWYM about just wanting everything to be normal, my little one is measuring a little small, I know it's not much to worry about but it still isn't NORMAL, but not many of us are . Just trying to cheer you up.
    I know it's hard but really try not to worry, I don't know if you have already or allowed to at work, but when I was pregnant with DD I used to have a picture of her U/S blue tacked to the screen of my computer, that way when I would feel down I would just look at her and instantly I would feel better. Helps with the general crap of day to day work too
    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY FLOSSIE, I HOPE IT GETS BETTER

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    Thanks Mel,

    I just hope someone else has experieced this that can help give me some advice or something.

    Hopefully Alan the midwife will see this post.

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