J.S. asks from Lakeland, FL on February 23, 2007
Has Anyone Else Had a Diagnosis of a Choroid Plexus Cyst?
I had my 20 week sonogram to check on the baby and was told there was cyst on the baby's brain. My OB said that she will give me another sonogram at 24 weeks to see if the cyst is gone (she said they are usually gone by the 24th week). She didn't seem very concerned while I am freaking out. I have done some research over the internet into it and it usually doesn't turn out to be a problem. So, I am just wondering if anyone else has had this diagnosis or knows someone who has. I am very scared for my baby but am praying that everything will be okay.
A. answers from Boca Raton on February 26, 2007
I'm a 29-year-old woman with a large cyst on my brain (approx. 3cm x 7cm). I never even knew I had it until I had a CAT scan following a car accident about 10 years ago. The doctors told me it was congenital and I had no reason to worry. And they were right. I haven't had any problems and would have never known it was there if I hadn't gotten a CAT scan. Don't worry about it.
R. answers from Tampa on February 24, 2007
This is actually a pretty common finding and usually resolves without any issue. It can be one of the signs of Down's syndrome which is why your doctor wants to follow up. Your age and other factors put you and your baby at very low risk for this issue to develop. Take some deep breaths and relax. You and your baby are strong and healthy! : )
A. answers from Daytona Beach on February 24, 2007
No I did not, but a close friend of mine did. And just as your doctor wants to check if it is gone in a few weeks, her doctor did the same thing. And it was gone.
Try not to worry too much.
B.F. answers from Fort Myers on February 23, 2007
Yes, it's common. and common as well for it to go away on it's own. They told me my daughter had 2 cysts-one on each side of her brain-and they would check 3 weeks later. They were gone. I think with medical advances today, they can see so much more, and i really feel like it's a part of normal growth in most fetus'. Please don't worry. They always tell you the worst case scenario, but in this case, trust them when they are not worried. It IS common. Don't stress!!!
E.C. answers from Boca Raton on February 24, 2007
My friend just had a baby last thanksgiving, during her pregnancy her doctor told her the same thing! She was scared and was worried about her baby but the more people that she talked to had heard of someone that they knew with the same problem. her baby is healthy and happy and the cyst dissappeared before she was born.
Enjoy your new baby
E. and Madylin 12 months
J.R. answers from Cincinnati on February 28, 2007
My daughter had the same thing. Her cyst was 6mm and was gone by the time I had the next ultra sound. My doc sent me to a place that specialized in reading ultra sounds and he said everything was fine. She was born perfect and she is so alert...so trust your doc.
K.P. answers from Orlando on February 24, 2007
Hi, I have never even heard of that until my freind was pg. Her baby had one as well. she was born 6 months ago perfect. Don't worry until you have to. Wait until your next sono and see wait happens then.
S.T. answers from Port St. Lucie on March 05, 2007
Yes! I was 37 when I got pregnant with my last child and 38 when I delivered him. Because of my age, I had many, many ultrasounds with a maternal fetal specialist. My son had the Chorioid Plexus Cyst. I don't remember exactly at what point it was gone but it did progressively close and my son was and is a very healthy boy. Thank God! I also had an amnio done and the fluid that was removed was a brown color and my doctor said it didn't look good because it is usually clear or yellow. But again, when the test on the amniotic fluid was performed, everything came back perfect. So she had scared me to death for nothing just because she had never seen brown fluid before which came out to be perfectly fine. Sometimes I think we have to know a little bit too much information in something that should be so natural and wonderful. I hope it all works out for you J..
T.F. answers from Orlando on February 24, 2007
My sister-in-law had that during her last pregnancy as well. They said not to worry about it and they would re-check (of course...naturally you're going to worry though). When they re-checked her 4 weeks later, they said it was gone also. So, try not to worry to much until your next sonogram. I hope everything turns out ok!