Fetomaternal Ultrasound To Assess Fetal Condition?

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Hello, is fetomaternal ultrasound the same as 4D ultrasound? I want to do a thorough obstetrical examination, so that we know the health of our fetus, because in previous pregnancies our child only discovered hyper ferritin after 10 days, we want to know the possibilities that exist before our child is born , because at the time of the USG examination every month there were no problems whatsoever with my uterus, 4D USG also did not show any abnormality. I should do a thorough examination so I know the conditions and possibilities that exist, .Please direct me, .Thank you …

1 Answer:

Hello Diyah, thank you for asking.


Hyperferitinemia is a condition where there is a high level of ferritin in the serum. Ferritin is a form of iron reserves in the body, and its value can be normal, high, or low. This hyperferitinemia condition can occur from birth (congenital) or in adulthood. Generally associated with inflammatory conditions, autoimmune, or malignancy. Congenital hyperferitinemia is a fairly rare case. The diagnosis is made based on examination of serum from peripheral blood, which is carried out in a laboratory. This disorder is molecular in nature, meaning that it cannot be seen through external physical examination. So, even though 4D ultrasound is routinely done, hyperferitinemia will not appear physically.


Fetomaternal comes from the words fetus (fetus) and maternal (mother). This means that all examinations carried out to assess the condition of the mother and fetus are included in the fetomaternal. Both 2D, 3D or 4D ultrasound are all included in the fetomaternal investigation. Therefore, depending on your needs, if you want to be aware of any congenital abnormalities that are physically visible, you can choose any type of ultrasound. If you want to look for congenital abnormalities that are not physically visible, then you must do other methods such as amniocentesis. However, this method is high risk and is only done when there are very strong indications.


Please discuss with the obstetrician who is treating you, to get a more detailed explanation. Regards.

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