July 09, 2007,
M.H. asks from Payson, UT on June 20, 2007
Cysts on Brain in Ultrasound
Hi i had my 20 week ultrasound today and they told me that my baby has a cyst on both sides of her brain.. i was just wondering if anyone else has had this happen and what it was he told me my dr would talk to me about it at my next visit that is not till july 5 so i am kinda freaking out.. he acted like it was nothing to worry about but then he kept mentioning it and saying we would do another ultrasound in 10 weeks to check on them.. please help i am really worried right now and wont have any answers untill the 5th of July thanks
A.S. answers from Denver on June 21, 2007
I know this is a scary time--it was for me! This happened with our son and I just want to reassure you--he is perfectly fine and healthy. I've come to find out that this is a very common thing (so are dialted kidneys, which my son also had). I think with all of the technological advances they have today, they are just able to see more things and sooner, which is a good thing, as then they can prepare for things. So, try not to worry too much and wait to see what they see at your next ultrasound. They may have you have a level 2 ultrasound (a 4D one, which is really cool, but when you're there and your scared that it might be something bad, it's not as fun as it could be!). We had ours done down in Denver and I felt like that doctor did a great job and really knew what he was talking about. Of course, you're always going to worry about these preciouls little souls that we have been blessed to take care of...but try not to and know that doctors don't know everything and sometimes things that "could be" a problem, turn out just fine. If you want to e-mail me, with any other questions, feel free to.
Take care of yourself!
ps...I'm sorry your doctor sent you on your way without more of an explanation and you're next appt isn't until July 5!
J.L. answers from Denver on June 22, 2007
Do some research on your own as was suggested. Your Dr. doesn't sound like he has very good bed side manners. I would also call and voice your concerns. Maybe ask to see another doctor in the same practice. Good Luck, I would be very worried also.
A.M. answers from Denver on June 21, 2007
I did not experience this but webmd.com has always been a great source of info for me. Good luck and God bless.
C.K. answers from Salt Lake City on July 09, 2007
I had the same thing with my first baby and he was completely normal. I learned that this is very common. In fact, 1/40 ultrasounds show a cyst in the brain. From what was exlained to me, this is part of the growing process of the brain. My doctor just did a repeat test and my son was fine. My personal opinion is that they shouldn't tell you. It just freaks out the new mom and add stress to the baby that isn't necessary. I hope your check up went well and you learned everything was okay. I'm very surprised they did not schedule your ultra sound the same day as an appointment with your doctor. My ultra sounds were always followed by an appointment with my doctor. I've also been informed that the ultra sound tech is not to disclose any information too you at the time of the ultra sound, but to let the doctor tell you.... I guess there are different rules to different doffices. I hope everything is going well!
C.P. answers from Denver on June 20, 2007
I have no experience with this, but I wanted to tell you to call your doctor. I think that's aweful that you have to wait to get answers about something that sounds so scary and you know nothing about. Call right away and have your doctor call you and just ask him on the phone! Good luck!