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What is the normal or avaerage nuchal fold thickness for a 20 week fetus? My recent us @ 20 weeks showed a 5.9 and 5.5 measurement ...

What is the normal or avaerage nuchal fold thickness for a 20 week fetus? My recent us @ 20 weeks showed a 5.9 and 5.5 measurement ...

Hello. : Hello. This is being answered by a psychiatrist. I reviewed literature to provide this answer and am not an expert on the subject. The nuchal fold is fluid that collects under the skin of back of the baby's neck. In babies who have increased amounts of fluid there can be an association with chromsomal abnormalities. Several sites indicated that the normal range was between 5-6 at 18-20 weeks. Take care. ...Read more

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My sister is 11 weeks and 6 days pregnant.had sono today with normal measurements.nuchal thickness is 23mm and nose bone - 2.1mm.is this normal?

My sister is 11 weeks and 6 days pregnant.had sono today with normal measurements.nuchal thickness is 23mm and nose bone - 2.1mm.is this normal?

Interpreting results: It is best to have her go over the results with the ordering physician. It is best not to look at single measurements in isolation from the the clinical history. Nuchal translucency is measured during this gestation and combines with hormonal blood testing as part of the first trimester genetic screening. ...Read more

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What are normal NT measurements?

What are normal NT measurements?

Down syndrome?: Nuchal translucency, collection of fluid under the skin at the back of baby's neck. Can be measured using US. NT is used in utero for signs of Down syndrome . NT of less than 3.5mm is considered normal when your baby measures between 45mm and 84mm. 4/5 chance that baby does not have Down's with positive measurement. If NT abnormal will be labeled high risk.Only sure way amniocentesis or CVS, ...Read more

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I have thyroidnodule 1.9x2.4x3.9 what exactly is the critical measurement?

I have thyroidnodule 1.9x2.4x3.9 what exactly is the critical measurement?

4 : If you have new thyroid module close to number 4 in size - that's cut of point to have more exam done . Ultrasound of thyroid and based on result fine needle biopsy or other biopsy. See your doctor for complete evaluation and follow up. Nodules can be benign or sometimes malignant . Do not procrastinate. ...Read more

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What's a ck-mb measurement?

What's a ck-mb measurement?

CK-MB is: A cardiac marker used to assist diagnoses of an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). ...Read more

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What's a p-anca measurement?

What's  a p-anca measurement?

Vasculitis screen: The panca measures the presence of the mpo antibody and is part of screening tests for vasculitis. However, the panca is somewhat nonspecific and can be positive in diseases unrelated to vasculitis. These tests need to be interpreted in the context of the clinical findings. ...Read more

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How is the pulse measurement performed?

How is the pulse measurement performed?

At wrist: Typically pulse is measured at wrist by compressing the radial artery until a clear beat is felt. To be perfectly accurate when reporting beats per minute one should measure or a minute, but most will measure for 15 seconds and multiply by four. The pulse could also be counted anywhere the heartbeat can be felt - neck, chest, legs, abdomen, etc. Wrist is just easy. ...Read more

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Why would I need a serum ACE measurement?

Why would I  need a serum ACE measurement?

Rule out pregnancy: I think you mean a HCG test, which is a pregnancy test. I am unaware of any ace test. But maybe someone else nows better than me and can also answer this question. ...Read more

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What does a prothrombin time measurement do?

Extrinsic pathway of: Clotting. Pt is dependent on levels of multiple coagulation factors, including x, ix vii, v, and ii. ...Read more

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Why would a person need a procainamide measurement?

Why would a person  need a procainamide measurement?

Certain medications: Effect can be indirectly measured by the Procainamide measurements. Other things may be to measure for procainamide's levels in the body, especially if ther is concern that there is too much. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a phenothiazine measurement?

Why would  someone need a phenothiazine measurement?

Track blood levels: Make sure the patient is getting enough and not too much to help control their seizures. All medications have side effects so too much is bad, too little and seizures won't be controlled. ...Read more

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Why would a person need a urine phosphorus measurement?

Why would a person  need a urine phosphorus measurement?

Rare kidney problems: Phosphorus is an important compound that allows our muscles to contract, our nerves to function, and builds bones and teeth. Certain kidney problems can cause loss of phosphorous in the form of the ion phosphate, called hypophosphatemia. The phosphate urine test measures the amount of phosphate in a sample of urine collected over 24 hours (24-hour urine test). ...Read more

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Is a 14 week fetus different from a 18 week fetus in measurement?

Yes: There is a very significant difference in the measurements at these ages. ...Read more

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Can a crl measurement of 66.8 be for a baby of 12 weeks and 3days?

Can a crl measurement of 66.8 be for a baby of 12 weeks and 3days?

Mm or cm: I'm assuming you mean 66 mm or 6cm, which is consistent with 12-13 weeks. The us machine usually has pre loaded numbers to calculate the exact weeks and days based on the tech usually taking a couple measurements and getting the average. But that does sound correct. ...Read more

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Does the measurement of ribcage in one's bra size remain constant?

Does the measurement of ribcage in one's bra size remain constant?

No: The circumference of the chest varies with age, fat deposits and lung expansion. Therefore the distance around the chest can vary in the same person over time. ...Read more

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What type of body type has measurements around 36-25-35 like in old movies?

Probably healthy: But not necessarily so. Many of the old movie actresses smoked like bette davies. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can a PC help on working out physical measurement in dentistry?

Can you tell me how can a PC help on working out physical measurement in dentistry?

Computers: Computers help us do much but with the advent of three dimensional scanning and impressing we can help measure just about anything in the mouth. Things to google are cbct and 3d impressions. ...Read more

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How did I obtain an 136 mg/dl measurement for my first reading? I ate only a salad for dinner.

How did I obtain an 136 mg/dl measurement for my first reading? I ate only a salad for dinner.

HMM,Glucose reading?: Re you referring to the Glucose (Sugar) reading? Depending on your family history, weight, dietary habits, etc. you may be developing type 2 DM as 2 office visit with a fasting glucose reading over 126 can be diagnostic for Type 2 DM. Decrease carbs and sweets and follow-up with your Dr. for another reading in the near future. ...Read more

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