Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Help plsss....Femur length short????
i ahd my anatomy scan sterday...i was 22.4 ..doc told evrythng was normal.all my measurements were near to 22.6 weeks..bt my femur length showed 22.0 dyas..is that ok...why my femur lags by 6 days...does anybody have ths kind of experience...
Cancel
5 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
help needed....
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I don't think that it is enough of a difference to worry about too much but if your worried consult your doc. I'm sure they will explain it better.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
13167 tn?1327197724
Femur length is one of the markers they look for in Down syndrome babies.  I don't know if I'm allowed to post a link here,  but if you search PubMed articles there's a good one about research into femur length vs. Downs syndrome.

Their research and conclusion is that in babies with short femur length who DO have down's syndrome,  there are lots of other physical markers present there also.  

Since your doctor said everything else looks fine,  there are no other abnormalities,  sounds like you have a baby with slightly short legs.  ;D

Looking at racks of jeans in departments stores,  people's legs come in lots of lengths!   Sounds like you have no reason to worry.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
thank you...dear...bt could you message me tht link...
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
2028793 tn?1358878505
I wouldn't worry about it, the baby ay not have grown in that area yet or your baby may be a little short but I doubt anything us wrong since you Dr isn't worried!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
4548024 tn?1467332272
Blank
renae176 IN so much pain was at the ... Comment
2 hrs ago
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
KeeLolo Hope everyone has a great w... Comment
5 hrs ago
4548024 tn?1467332272
Blank
renae176 commented on renae176's status
Jul 28
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Pregnancy: Ages 25-34 Community Resources