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Ultrasound done during pregnancy. Is the report ok?

I ve had a 20 week scan and the ultrasound report says: Single live foetus BPD - 43.8mm = 19 weeks + 1 days HC - 177.1mm = 20 weeks + 0 days FL - 32.3mm = 20 weeks +1 days Placenta - anterior not low ( i m not sure what this means) and I dont know what the abreviations mean - please could you explain? Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM

The interpretation of the ultrasound report is as follows:
BPD- biparietal diameter, HC- head circumference, FL- Femur length
These parameters are various measurements of the fetus (baby) to determine that the baby is growing at the same pace as the period of pregnancy.

The period of gestation is 20 weeks and the period of gestation according to various parameters- BPD, HC and FL is also 20 weeks with a minor variation of 1-2 days.

Thus, your baby is growing normally.

Thanks and take care.
dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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