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06 Jul 2005

Down Syndrome

Dear Doctor

I am currently in my 23rd week of pregnancy, I have a friend that mentioned to me that her doctor did a scan and checked the baby's fat at the back of the neck, as well as measured the fat. He also told them the measurement of the fat.

My friend said that this is routine for every doctor to do as well as to tell you about.

My doctor did not mention this to me, I am begining to feel very scared as I have had previous complications.

Please advise

Vicky
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

This is called the nuchal translucency and is a test for Down syndrome. It has to be done before 14 weeks. You may have had other screening for Down syndrome such as the triple test.

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