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27w2d pregnant. 4d scan, femur length 47.8, should I worry for ds? Everything else is perfect. Efw ac/fl is 2lb7oz. Does that mean a short baby?

27w2d pregnant. 4d scan, femur length 47.8, should I worry for ds? Everything else is perfect. Efw ac/fl is 2lb7oz. Does that mean a short baby?

Discuss with doc: Your doctor should be able to look at your overall pregnancy, family history and determine if you had maternal genetic screening done in the first and /or second trimester. They can then look at the presence of short femurs in the context of your overall pregnancy to provide guidance on whether or not the presence of short femurs is a cause for concern. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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21 weeks pregnant. Femur length 3.82 (21w 2d), bpd 5.34 (22w 2d). Ac 16.9. Is it okay when the bpd is a week ahead?

21 weeks pregnant. Femur length 3.82 (21w 2d), bpd 5.34 (22w 2d). Ac 16.9. Is it okay when the bpd is a week ahead?

1 week: Radiologist would not consider a 1 week difference in measurements as clinically significant but rather within the margin of error. ...Read more

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My sister is 25 weeks pregnant according to dates. But the recent scan showed 24 week femur length and all others corresponding to 23 weeks. Is this ok?

My sister is 25 weeks pregnant according to dates. But the recent scan showed 24 week femur length and all others corresponding to 23 weeks. Is this ok?

It's fine: Conception can occur withing a range of dates following the last menstrual period, so the date is just a close estimate. The three types of estimate you gave are agreeing pretty well. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant and I just had an ultrasound with a biparital diameter of 19 weeks and femur lenght of 18 w is that normal or the head is large?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant and I just had an ultrasound with a biparital diameter of 19 weeks and femur lenght of 18 w is that normal or the head is large?

Within normal: The age is an estimate based on multiple studies. You cannot look at each individually. Also, the older the fetus, the less accurate the dating. ...Read more

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At 33 weeks pregnant, baby's femur measured slightly smaller than the gestational age and everything else was slightly larger. What could this mean?

At 33 weeks pregnant, baby's femur measured slightly smaller than the gestational age and everything else was slightly larger. What could this mean?

Normal variation?: Size, eg, length estimates by ultrasound can vary due to sonographer difficulty in obtaining measurement, inherent errors in the calculation, or genetic variation--just look at the parents of the baby! In rare cases variations from normal can be due to growth or other problem in the fetus. It is always appropriate to ask those ordering or performing a fetal ultrasound to interpret their findings. ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant but ultrasound shows babys head at 36 w, abdomen 34, femur 33weeks 5 days... Should I be concerned? ?

I'm 35 weeks pregnant but ultrasound shows babys head at 36 w, abdomen 34, femur 33weeks 5 days... Should I be concerned? ?

No: All of those datings are within the margin of error for 35 weeks. Dating by measurements in the third trimester is quite unreliable and as you see with your baby, can vary by several weeks either way. Congratulations, and you are almost there - get lots of rest and pamper yourself before your time is up! ...Read more

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Dr. Says my femur knob and pelvic joint is "loosening" on right leg d/t pregnancy. The pain is so bad I can barely move my leg or walk. What can I do?

Dr. Says my femur knob and pelvic joint is "loosening" on right leg d/t pregnancy. The pain is so bad I can barely move my leg or walk. What can I do?

Seek Medical attenti: Your OB/Gyn doctor can examine you and guide you further. Otherwise seek Orthopedic consultation to assess your pelvic bones and joints. It is essential that you remain active and move around. Otherwise your bones will get weaker even more and you risk development of blood clots in your legs...so you must walk around (use a support/stick or cane to give you extra support, if needed). ...Read more

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How long I need to wait to get pregnat after a multiple femur fracture.

How long I need to wait to get pregnat after a multiple femur fracture.

As long as healing: As long as your fractures are healed or well on the way to healing, and as long as you are progressing well with ambulating, and as long as you have been able to wean off medications, it is fine to get pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in my leg. Not in my panty area. The length of my femur but the inner part. Hurts to touch?

Pain in my leg. Not in my panty area. The length of my femur but the inner part. Hurts to touch?

Leg pain: Leg pain can be the result of a variety of causes from muscular, pinched nerves or ligament strain. You should have that evaluated if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Bpd is 36.6mm, ofd is 44.4mm, hc is 131.6mm, AC is 110.6mm and femur length is 20.7mm. Heartbeat is 170bpm. Is this small measurements for 16 wks?

Bpd is 36.6mm, ofd is 44.4mm, hc is 131.6mm, AC is 110.6mm and femur length is 20.7mm. Heartbeat is 170bpm. Is this small measurements for 16 wks?

Growth scan: All fetal measurements should come with percentages that tell you how you big your baby is compared to other babies. Nevertheless at 16 weeks most babies are the same size and only really began growing differently during the third trimester. Consult with your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Should I be working if I have a femoral hernia &pregnant?

Should I be working if I have a femoral hernia &pregnant?

Yes: Femoral herneas have a 33% chance of causing anobstruction by incarcerating small bowel. Find a doc who can fix this with local standby (not going to sleeb) for baby safety but get it fixed. ...Read more

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A pregnant in 7th month suffers from pain in her left leg only in femoral region. Aches severely during walking. What should she do?

A pregnant in 7th month suffers from pain in her left leg only in femoral region. Aches severely during walking. What should she do?

Myofascial pain.: If you can find a tight rope of muscle in the front of your thigh, and a very tender knot somewhere in the tightest part of the rope of muscle, you probably found the most important source of the pain. There are likely other muscles in your pelvis, buttocks, and thigh that are involved in making this pain. Learn to push hard on the knots and stretch the ropes to make the pain less. ...Read more

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I am 27' during my last pregnancy I dislike my si joint. After another accident it shows increased density in femoral neck. No one will help, I am 27.

I am 27' during my last pregnancy I dislike my si joint. After another accident it shows increased density in femoral neck. No one will help, I am 27.

Osteopath: Twenties female has pain with concern for sij and femoral head. An hands-on evaluation and MRI can help to solve the problem. If exam suggests sij a diagnostic block with fluoroscopic guidance is definitive. See an osteopath. ...Read more

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Could the staples from a previous bilateral femoral/ingnal hernia repair with mesh put a baby or placenta at risk during pregnancy?

Could the staples from a previous bilateral femoral/ingnal hernia repair with mesh put a baby or placenta at risk during pregnancy?

Hernia repair: Whether done open or laparoscopic the mesh, tacks, and suture from the hernia repairs will incorporate into your own tissue. Once the healing process is complete then the material utilized for the repair becomes part of your own tissue and pregnancy can go on safely without any risk of the fetus. ...Read more

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Would a C-section be better this time since my first pregnancy caused me to have femoral hernias on each side?

Not on the internet: I am sorry to report but this specific question has to be answered by a professional who has examined you and knows your full history. It is a very valid question but must be asked of the doctor caring for you. ...Read more

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I am 26 weeks pregnant and was told I have a femoral hernia. Is there a reason it hurts worse at night and also when my bladder isfull?

I am 26 weeks pregnant and was told I have a femoral hernia. Is there a reason it hurts worse at night and also when my bladder isfull?

Hernias can hurt: In general, femoral hernias should be repaired to avoid the risk of acute incarceration and strangulation. We believe they are at a higher risk than other types of groin hernias. If it is worse when your bladder is full, it could be the bladder herniating through the femoral hernia. There are risks of waiting, and repair. See a general surgeon and your OB to discuss those risks/benefits. ...Read more

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Can femoral hernia cause miscarriage? I've had 3.The hernia came out w/ 1st preg. Only during pregnancy, I had bowel spasms w/ 10/10 pain gone in 15 m

Can femoral hernia cause miscarriage? I've had 3.The hernia came out w/ 1st preg. Only during pregnancy, I had bowel spasms w/ 10/10 pain gone in 15 m

Doubtful: I think it is unlikely the femoral hernia had anything to do with a miscarriage, however anything is possible. Femoral hernias are at particular risk for becoming worse and turning into an emergency. It's probably a good idea to get a consultation from a general surgeon about repairing this. ...Read more

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The femur length and the, head circumference and the AC gives you the accurate fetal age? (2nd trimester). thank you!

The femur length and the, head circumference and the AC gives you the accurate fetal age? (2nd trimester). thank you!

Fetal measurements: On ultrasound are accurate to about a week. That being said, it is still only an estimate. Only 5% of babies are born on their due date. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Just had an ultrasound scan at 22.2 weeks and the head circumference is 196mm and the femur is 34mm should I be worried or are these normal?

Just had an ultrasound scan at 22.2 weeks and the head circumference is 196mm and the femur is 34mm should I be worried or are these normal?

Specific details: To answer this one would need to look at graph mapping out the normal range of a the head circumference and femur length at this gestational age. No one can do that in their head. The best thing to do is to contact the doctor who ordered the test and ask if these measurements fall within the normal range. ...Read more

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Pain in stress fracture femur after 6 weeks. Is that normal?

Pain in stress fracture femur after 6 weeks. Is that normal?

Generally not: In most cases, a simple closed fracture without significant movement (displacement) should heal well in an otherwise healthy 19 year old, assuming you let it heal and didn't re-injure. 6 weeks is usually about right. If it is delayed, there is incomplete healing (non-union), or there are other things involved like significant soft tissue injury, you should return to your doctor to follow-up. ...Read more

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Small xtra growth of bone in right femur. CBC histo reflects NE 42.2, LY 49.1, MO 2.7, EO 5.2 & BA 0.8. Why low NE, MO & high LY, EO&BA? Alk phos normal.

This means nothing: White blood cell percentages fluctuate wildly from day to day and even hour to hour. This means nothing and I often wish labs wouldn't even report these. Only if the absolute counts go very far from the reference range are they worth paying attention to. THe only real question is whether to proceed with the workup of the bone lesion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Osteopenia of left femur neck. BMD g/cm2 0.649, T-score -1.8, Z-Score, -0.4. Would this require drug treatment. Total hip and Spine classified normal.

Osteopenia of left femur neck. BMD g/cm2 0.649, T-score -1.8, Z-Score, -0.4. Would this require drug treatment. Total hip and Spine classified normal.

Osteopenia: At age 62 you should be a bit concerned but for now I would strongly suggest you check with the doctor whether or not your need drug therapy.

Please let me know what your doctor said. ...Read more

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My 8" scar from hip resurf is still sensitive to touch, is this normal 6 months post op? Also a lot of sharp throbbing thru femur/hip joint&greater troc

My 8" scar from hip resurf is still sensitive to touch, is this normal 6 months post op? Also a lot of sharp throbbing thru femur/hip joint&greater troc

Yes: The sensitivity can persist for a long time. Be patient. You may benefit from some medication like Gabapentin that works where the nerves are still irritated. Talk openly to your doc. ...Read more

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I was shot in the upper left leg shattering my femur placing a rod in my bone how long before I can walk normal again?

I was shot in the upper left leg shattering my femur placing a rod in my bone how long before I can walk normal again?

Shot now rod femur: 37 MI was shot in the upper left leg shattering my femur placing a rod in my bone how long before I can walk normal again? ANS: Should be walking now if put in last week. Discuss with your team who know details and know you. ...Read more

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I got surgery on my broken femur a week ago. Ever since surgery, my penis has been numb. Is this normal??

I got surgery on my broken femur a week ago. Ever since surgery, my penis has been numb. Is this normal??

Not normal.: If you had a spinal anesthetic, it could be a complication from it. You need to speak with your surgeon or anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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2 distal femur stress fx in 7 months. Ortho dx. Docs at a loss for causes. Any ideas? Bone density normal. Normal labs except vit. D

2 distal femur stress fx in 7 months. Ortho dx. Docs at a loss for causes. Any ideas? Bone density normal. Normal labs except vit. D

Any ovary issue?: Although it's uncommon to have menopause at your current age, have you had any ovarian surgery?

Low vitamin d can decrease the amount of calcium being absorbed. It is the building block for bones. How low is your vitamin d level? ...Read more

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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

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

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. ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks today at ultrasound was told short femur& hemur other doc said short baby short parents, no other markers 4 dwarfism. Otherwise normal?

Can't be sure: But both are potentially correct. Also, you do not have to be a dwarf or midget (as formal designations) to be of short stature. Discuss with your attending OB for elaboration and clarification. ...Read more

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Ca br, infiltr ductal 2b, er-pr+, her2-ve, since 4yr, tamo1yr&exemes3yr, on bone scan hot spots rt femur, left parietal, sacral, L5 but all xray normal-advice?

Further work up: You need to discuss the results of your bone scan with your doctor and find out what is causing the hot spots. The normal x-rays don't help at all. You may need further imaging or even a biopsy. ...Read more