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December 9th, 2013, 07:27 PM
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Echogenic is just terminology for reflective/bright spot. Sometimes it's the machine. Ultrasounds are very good these days, but they aren't taking video of the baby, they a looking at the soundwaves that are bouncing off the baby and turning that into pictures. So there can be bright spots, most commonly in the heart and the bowel. Sometimes these bright spots are indicative of a defect. Sometimes they are just an error and mean nothing. I lost a child when I was 5 months pregnant. He had a bright spot on his heart. But . . .there was nothing wrong with his heart. They found a lot of things wrong during the autopsy, but none of them had shown up as echogenic.

Your sonographer can't tell you that. They can't tell you anything. That's why she was quiet. Only your doctor can talk to you about what the image means. Call your doctor and ask about the sonogram and the bright spot. Your doctor can interpret the sonogram for you.

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