Hi everyone, I am 20weeks pregnant yesterday I did anomaly scan, everything is normal but there was faint diastolic notch seen in left artery. Is that normal wt precautions do I need to take care. pls reply urgent . thanks

asha chaudhry

Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa Dr. Payal M kindly advise

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

A:At 16 -20 weeks of pregnancy it is perfectly normal for one or both main uterine arteries to show an early diastolic notch. As pregnancy advances this notch disappears. It reflects the relationship between the growing placenta and the muscles and blood vessels in the uterus. The notch disappears by 22 weeks of pregnancy. Persistence of the notch after 22 weeks is associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension, low birth weight, and higher rates of operative delivery and longer duration of nursery care. The notch can be very satisfactorily treated with medication. There is no cause for alarm at this stage..

Sakshi Pandita

Thanks a tonn @ Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa. I more thing I want to ask my gnec has prescribed me Ecosprin 75 once daily. Is that ok to take I have read it act as a blood thinner. plz suggest

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

yes it is good to have in this case too..

Sakshi Pandita

thnx alot. I am relieved now :)

Dr. Payal M

agree with Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa

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