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09 Mar 2007

Down Syndrome?
Hi, My wife is 13 weeks pregnant. We went to have a check up with the gynae and he said that the neck was a bit bigger than he expected. Maybe down syndrome. She is 32 years old. I am wondering what are the chances. I have a short neck and it runs in my family. I am trying to convince myself that this is the case. We had tests done and expecting results on Tuesday. Please tell me the good and bad
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gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

This test has nothing to do with whether your neck is short or not. When you get the full result it will give you a risk of Down syndrome, e.g. 1 in a 100, and you can then discuss with your gynaecologist the need for any further tests, such as an amniocentresis.

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