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uterine ultrasound??

Postby Petunia » Thu May 31, 2012 10:38 am

by Petunia (60 Posts), Thu May 31, 2012 10:38 am

My MFM is going to do some kind of uterine doppler or ultrasound at 22 weeks, he says it can help him assess my risk for pre-e with this pregnancy?? My OB had never even heard of it before....has anybody had this? If you did, did it prove to be accurate so far? I'm just curious because if it's really possible to determine the risk why wouldn't everyone get this? I don't want to get false hopes if he tells me it looks good or freak out unnecessarily if he says I'm at high risk again, so just curious if anyone else has experience with this kind of thing.
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Re: uterine ultrasound??

Postby angieb » Thu May 31, 2012 11:55 am

by angieb (1192 Posts), Thu May 31, 2012 11:55 am

I think you may be talking about a "doppler study", or uterine artery bloodflow study. They will watch the bloodflow for "notching" or resistance, if you have some, they seem to think that puts you at higher risk for getting pree or growth restriction, etc.

That said, I had notching with DS, and know some others here did as well, and it turned out to be much ado about nothing. It stressed me out. So, I am not too optimistic in the reliability of this test for predicting problems.
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Re: uterine ultrasound??

Postby Petunia » Thu May 31, 2012 02:20 pm

by Petunia (60 Posts), Thu May 31, 2012 02:20 pm

I'm so glad I asked! I know I would have totally flipped if I hadn't read this and I got the "notching" in my test. Thank you!
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Our first child, Peyton Mark, was born sleeping at 33 weeks on Oct. 25th 2011. Developed pre-e at 32 weeks.
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Re: uterine ultrasound??

Postby joker » Thu May 31, 2012 04:17 pm

by joker (1212 Posts), Thu May 31, 2012 04:17 pm

angieb wrote:I think you may be talking about a "doppler study", or uterine artery bloodflow study. They will watch the bloodflow for "notching" or resistance, if you have some, they seem to think that puts you at higher risk for getting pree or growth restriction, etc.

That said, I had notching with DS, and know some others here did as well, and it turned out to be much ado about nothing. It stressed me out. So, I am not too optimistic in the reliability of this test for predicting problems.



Yep, that is what it sounds like to me too.
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Re: uterine ultrasound??

Postby angieb » Thu May 31, 2012 10:38 pm

by angieb (1192 Posts), Thu May 31, 2012 10:38 pm

Petunia wrote:I'm so glad I asked! I know I would have totally flipped if I hadn't read this and I got the "notching" in my test. Thank you!


Your welcome! I understand, because I did that! I put myself practically on bedrest. If you do a forum search for "notching" you can see some of the posts, including the one where I posted freaking out and others here reassured me that it might not mean anything. (In my case, I delivered a 7.4 lb 36 weeker, so definitely not even a tiny bit of growth restriction and no pre-e either.)
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#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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Re: uterine ultrasound??

Postby kbielec » Fri Jun 01, 2012 09:57 am

by kbielec (254 Posts), Fri Jun 01, 2012 09:57 am

I too am having the same ultra sound test done on the 13th of this month. I can take it or leave it because with my daughter all was great and then 4 weeks later had the test again and all h*ll had broken loose. It provides a little relief I guess or some "caution" just like any other test. Try not to stress about it, and trust me, I know, it's easier said than done! :D
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