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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Gardner
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It may have affected the measurement. I would wait until my next check. If you are still measuring more, i would suggest asking for a sonogram because ... Read More
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Exam or sonogram: A full bladder could make a pelvic exam more challenging for the doctor. It would not affect the measurements of a sonogram. If you are unsure how far ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Everyone is differen: The cm to week measure doesn't really apply till 24 weeks and greater. The location of the umbilicus to top of uterus, is a crude, old standard that ... Read More
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not accurate.: Fundal height assessment is "poor man's" ultrasound to assess fetal growth. It is notoriously inaccurate and depends on maternal weight for height, fi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
None: An 8 week uterus is usually not popping out of the pelvis yet - if you are thin then it may be palpable above the pubic bone.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
21 weeks: Fundal height is measured from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus. The number in centimeters usually correlates pretty well with the number of we ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
About 12 weeks: It begins to peek out from under the bones in your abdomen and it's height can be followed.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Nonspecific: If your dates are good stick with 30 weeks. If not so sure split the difference 31 weeks. The fundal height is subject to interpretation and not spe ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Measuring tape: Use the centimeter side and measure from the middle of the pubic bone (place the zero there) to the top of the curve of the uterus. In general the num ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Takes a while: Massaging it helps it to go down
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It means little: Fundal height generally approximates but does not always correlate to the actual gestational age. The measurement that you describe, I am assuming, is ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
39 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not much: As long as us looks ok, and all evidence shows baby is healthy and growing, thats good. No test is 100% perfect and there are no 100% guarantees even ... Read More
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