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positive for trisomy 21. (1 in 7), low amneotic fluid.

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I completed my first trimester california prenatal screening blood test and I was positive for trisomy 21. (1 in 7) Now I'm told I also have low amneotic fluid. What does this mean? Does one thing increase my chances of the other?

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replied October 27th, 2014
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A49721
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Trisomy 21 is known to cause few antenatal complications also, hence it is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the reduced amniotic fluid that you describe without examining and going ahead with further evaluation. Consider discussing with your treating doctor/gynecologist or take second opinion from a perinatologist. Further treatment options can be suggested based on your examination findings and evaluation results. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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