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December 23rd, 2010, 02:32 PM
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I am pregnant with #3 and will be 35 by two months when I deliver so they consider me advance maternal age I had a NT ultrasound and the measurement was 2.5mm which the doctor said was on the high range of normal but the more research I have done most studies state anything under 3mm is normal he wants to send he for another ultrasound in a bigger town with a more "experinced" tech the ultrsound I had was about 5 min and then she told me that the baby was in the postion for NT testing and then when she gave the picture to the doctor is said it was a good picture and it was an abd ultrasound and I am only 11+3 I would think that a vag would be more accurate???? Just confused has anyone else had a 2.5 reading and no blood work was done
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December 27th, 2010, 01:41 PM
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Just lurking here but sounds like your doctor just wants to be sure on things. 2.5 is within the normal range but on the high side. I wouldnt really worry hun as it sounds like everything will be fine. I don't think they use a transvaginal for nuchal fold measurements.

I have a feeling when you go back in, it will be even lower.

On the plus side, you get to see your baby again!
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February 8th, 2011, 08:28 AM
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2.5 is within normal range. But the thing is, the NT scan typically much longer than 5min. It should be performed by a special high risk dr with a specially trained high risk tech. Both of them were in the room and present for the u/s. The Dr was actually assisting the tech and telling her additional pics and views he wanted. I know when I had mine with DD1, it was about 20-25min. My OB office has an u/s tech on site and that is where I go for EVERYTHING. When she suggested the NT for me, she sent me to a special Dr in the hospital I go to. It is my understanding that BW is actually part of the NT test and it is a combo of the scan and the BW that they come up with the final risk number for you. I would look in to that a little more. You are almost too far along to get the NT scan done so I would check on it ASAP.
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February 9th, 2011, 08:12 AM
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^^^^ what she said.

try not to worry - that is in the normal range and without the blood test - actually worthless anyway.
Colleen ~ Wife to JD , Mom to Tori Rose and Caden Thomas
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February 10th, 2011, 12:10 PM
jbrezy's Avatar Jessi
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My measurement was 2.5mm. Doc said completely normal. Blood results came back (both NT and AFP) and confirmed that it is normal. I have 1 in 1100 chance of downs. (same risk as a 20yr old).

Did you get a combined result with ultrasound and blood?

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