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    Well, my EDD is technically Nov 3, but I feel like I can call October babies home too :) So, had an ultrasound today. The doc saw a bright spot on the heart.........he passingly said it means there is an increased risk of down syndrome oO Next ultrasound in six weeks! Are ya kiddin'? Has anyone else had any experience with this? Some of the ladies in Nov. said that they have seen this many times and it has always turned out okay. Would love more happy endings if you know one :)

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    What does a bright spot on an ultrasound mean?
    An intracardiac echogenic focus (ICEF) is a bright white spot seen in the baby's heart during an ultrasound. There can be one or multiple bright spots and they occur when an area of the heart muscle has extra calcium. Calcium is a natural mineral found in the body. more
    What does a black spot on a breast ultrasound mean?
    Cysts, tumors, and growths will appear dark on the scan. However, just because there is a dark spot on your ultrasound, it does NOT mean that you have breast cancer. The majority of breast lumps are noncancerous, so more testing is needed to determine whether the lump is malignant. more
    Who reads ultrasound results?
    Ultrasound technicians, or sonographers, have special training in how to perform the test. Then a radiologist or your doctor will interpret the ultrasound images. This technology can help diagnose and treat certain conditions. more
    What does a dark spot on a breast ultrasound mean?
    Cysts, tumors, and growths will appear dark on the scan. However, just because there is a dark spot on your ultrasound, it does NOT mean that you have breast cancer. The majority of breast lumps are noncancerous, so more testing is needed to determine whether the lump is malignant. more
    What does a white spot on a breast ultrasound mean?
    Mammography can find two main types of breast calcifications — microcalcifications or macrocalcifications. Both types show up as white spots on a mammogram image, and sometimes indicate cancer or precancerous cells, but they're mostly benign. more
    Does ultrasound show inflammation?
    Ultrasound imaging can detect inflammation in your joints, even if you don't have noticeable symptoms. This can help your doctor form an accurate picture of your condition and provide more effective and targeted treatment. more
    What does a black spot on an ultrasound mean?
    Using an ultrasound, they look like black dots on an ovary. These cysts are eggs that have failed to properly mature and release from the ovary. more
    What does a dark spot on a kidney ultrasound mean?
    Benign cysts in the kidneys tend to appear as black spots on an ultrasound because the waves pass through them and don't bounce back. Your doctor can explain the potential implications of any light or dark spots revealed by an imaging scan. more
    What does a bright spot on an MRI mean?
    Bright spots on an MRI can develop due to conditions other than MS – including stroke, head trauma, migraine headache, or Vitamin B12 deficiency. Certain infections, or other autoimmune diseases such as lupus or sarcoidosis, are associated with increased lesions in the brain. more
    Why does my dog move from spot to spot?
    Dogs, like humans, can move from one spot to another in search of the best position for maximum rest. Think about the way you toss and turn in bed at night or when watching TV on the couch. At one point, the best position will be when they are sleeping on the side. more
    Does a bright spot on heart always mean Down syndrome?
    So our first question when we detect a bright spot is about the parents' ethnic backgrounds. Similar to choroid plexus cysts, this marker might indicate a chromosomal condition if paired with other worries on the ultrasound or an increased risk for Down syndrome or trisomy 13 on a prenatal screen. more

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