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A 17-year-old female asked:

I'm 33 weeks& just had an ultra sound todaythe doctor said the ultra sound lookd normal except long femur& hemur , short parents, no other markers

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Long femur: The femur is the bone of the thigh. Though there are indications that a very short femur (less than 5th percentile) is associated with chromosomal problems I have not heard of longer bone lengths found on an OB ultrasound being a marker for any problem. Likely this is your baby's genetics. And a long leg bone a birth doesn't mean your baby will be tall.

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