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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/11

Enlarged fetal bladder

Please explain to me the causes and risks involved in an enlarged fetal bladder. At 12 weeks ultra sound, the bladder was 8mm, but should be 6mm or less.

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A big bladder is one of the markers for Down syndrome, but presumably you also had a nuchal transclucency done. Another possibility is a blockage in the urinary system. This will be more obvious as the pregnancy progresses.

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