Scan question?

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  1. ashley_gee89

    ashley_gee89 Mummy of 3.

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    I had my growth scan yeat and was wondering if anyone knew what measurement the machine measures the AFI (amniotic fluid index) in.. Cos i seen 5.36 on the screen when she measured but she said it was all ok? Mind u cons asked me to go back for scan and ANC in 4 weeks rather than the already arranged 6 weeks??
     
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    ashley_gee89 Mummy of 3.

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    Somone must know what the machine measures in...
     
  3. Nov11_Mummy2b

    Nov11_Mummy2b Poppy-Mae's Mummy

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    Didn't want to read and run but I don't have a clue :(
    you could always try and google it?
     
  4. Duejan2012

    Duejan2012 mommy of dd, ds, & preggo

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    sorry i have no idea. But if the tech said its fine i wouldnt worrie to much. Maybe they want to see you alittle early because your numbers are just below high if that makes sense. Sorry i will be stocking this thread as i will get a growth scan on monday due to fundal measurments being 5 weeks ahead of what they should. So i will be stocking this thread GL
     
  5. ashley_gee89

    ashley_gee89 Mummy of 3.

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    Jus googled. Still dunno what they measure IN but apparently normal is 5-25. So my only being .36 over normal maybe thats why they want me back sooner?
     
  6. PeaceLoveBaby

    PeaceLoveBaby 4Pink+1Blue=I am DONE!

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    Not sure what they measure in either..but since you're on the lower side, they are probably just being extra cautious and watching you closely. All the best xx
     
  7. ashley_gee89

    ashley_gee89 Mummy of 3.

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    Yeah i think that too. Jus read up and low afi can cause iugr, my son was iugr so they prob are jus bein cautious
     
  8. AimeeM

    AimeeM Mum to 3 Boys.

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    They measure in cm and my max pool was noted at 5cm. Don't know if this helps at all xx
     
  9. Irishmammy

    Irishmammy Mum of 2 soon to be 3

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    I think it might be were they measure four pockets of fluid to check your levels 5cm is the lower level, I had low fluid with my daughter and was given extra checks because of it. Didn't cause any complications was just advised to increase fluid intake.
     
  10. ashley_gee89

    ashley_gee89 Mummy of 3.

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    Are you getting regular check ups?
     
  11. AimeeM

    AimeeM Mum to 3 Boys.

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    Yeah I go back on Friday for another scan to check for restricted growth.

    I just googled it and it says that a max pool of between 2cm and 8cm is normal, it is when the combined pools equal less than 5cm then it is more of a concern.
    Was it total mass or was it your max pool that was noted at 5.34cm? It should say on your scan report.
     
  12. ashley_gee89

    ashley_gee89 Mummy of 3.

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    Rhats a good point actually, I hadnt thought of that and tbh, i dunno. I only saw her measure one site for water level though. She just wrote "normal" in my notes, i guess the exact level would be in my hosp notes. She def only measured one though, she did head then belly then leg then water and that was it
     
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    AimeeM Mum to 3 Boys.

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    She wouldn't have wrote normal if it wasn't. She would have to write if there was something she suspected to be wrong. Try not to worry =)
     
  14. ashley_gee89

    ashley_gee89 Mummy of 3.

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    Nah but even if it was combined it'd be normal at 5.36 with normal range bein 5-25. It did seem odd that they changed the scan too tho cos it was all booked in etc, made me wonder what difference 2wks makes if theres absolutely no concerns, ya know
     

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