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What Does My Lab Test Report Indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Question: My name is xxxxxx. Its my wife's 8th month of pregnancy. We had a regular check ups and ultrasound scanning every month. The latest report says that there is "DISCREPANCY of 3-5 WEEKS BETWEEN FEMUR LENGTH AND OTHER GROWTH PARAMETERS"I have uploaded the reports of 6th, 7th and 8th month. Please review reports and advise
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be a normal variation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
I have seen all the attached reports. The femur length was normal at 21 weeks which gradually started decreasing after 26 weeks. At 30-31 weeks of pregnancy all the limbs of the foetus are enough developed to comment about shortening of a particular long bone like femur. The shortening of femur is commonly associated with Down's syndrome. If your wife has tested negative for Down's syndrome then there is no need to worry.
Slight shortening of femur without any other anomaly in the fetus most commonly manifests as a short stature child but it is not necessary that the effect will be long lasting. Height of the child mostly goes after the family.
With good diet and proper protein and calcium supplements given after birth the child will catch up with the growth and might develop normally with a good height after one year of birth.
It is not necessary that this will show any long term effects on the baby.

Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal (18 hours later)
Thank you for quick turnaround.

It was really useful information for and a great relief. No questions as of now. Will contact you again in case of any questions. Thanks for the help.

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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (4 hours later)
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I am happy I could help.
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What Does My Lab Test Report Indicate?

Brief Answer: Can be a normal variation. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. I have seen all the attached reports. The femur length was normal at 21 weeks which gradually started decreasing after 26 weeks. At 30-31 weeks of pregnancy all the limbs of the foetus are enough developed to comment about shortening of a particular long bone like femur. The shortening of femur is commonly associated with Down's syndrome. If your wife has tested negative for Down's syndrome then there is no need to worry. Slight shortening of femur without any other anomaly in the fetus most commonly manifests as a short stature child but it is not necessary that the effect will be long lasting. Height of the child mostly goes after the family. With good diet and proper protein and calcium supplements given after birth the child will catch up with the growth and might develop normally with a good height after one year of birth. It is not necessary that this will show any long term effects on the baby. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal