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    A question about chromosone 18

    Hello:

    JenC said that I should post here to ask the question I posted on pg over 35 board. Thank you!

    My Best friends sister is over 40, 19 weeks pg. Her OB said that there was an issue with chromosone 18 from the amnio she had. Now she is to see a specialist next week about it.

    I thought there was only Trisomy 18, from the goggle I did, so I don't know anything about this. Is the out come always bleak? If it could be something other than Trisomy 18, could it be minimal in whatever out come it might be?

    I pray that the baby will be okay and whatever is wrong will be the very least of all problems.

    I appreciate any insight you might have for me.
    Debi
    3 year old darling son
    a precious angel held by grandparents as mommy cannot
    12w0d 03-28-05
    EDD March 19, 2007


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    debi,
    without knowingw hat specifically is wrong it is hard to say what the outcome will be.
    if it is something other than a trisomy 18 it might be a simple deletion or translocation in which case the outcome depends on what part is affected. it could cause no problems and it could cause major problems....it all depends on what genes have been affected.
    as far as a trisomy 18, yes the outcome is very bleak indeed. generally the rule with trisomies is the earlier they are in the chromosome number the more side effects you see and the higher mortality rate.
    please tell your friend to come here and she can either pm me or email me if she has any questions after her consult.
    i so wish there was more i could say but i hope that this little bit has helped.
    me and my three:
    and my three very sweet angels, who will never be forgotten: (18+wks) (5wks) (8wks)


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    Thank you so much for the information. At least I can tell her that Trisomy 18 is not the only thing that could be wrong. I am praying it will be something minute and the baby will be healthy.

    Thank you for offering to "talk" with her. I will let her know.
    Debi
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    a precious angel held by grandparents as mommy cannot
    12w0d 03-28-05
    EDD March 19, 2007


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    Debi,
    What happened with your friends baby....was it Trisomy 18?

    Linda


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