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big stomach in an ultrasound?
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Posted 19 June 2008 - 03:52 PM
The baby's that is, mine is way out there
Im nearly 33 weeks and the sonographer said the child has a big stomach - she went and consulted with the doctor who asked if i had GD.
Actually, I said, I had a test this morning, but I don't have the results yet - is it significant?
It may be they said.
So I rang the pathology who told me they wouldn't give me results over the phone then said they'd ring me if there was any issue .
Anyway, beyond having drunk too much amniotic fluid in one go, is there any other reason for the big tummy?
Posted 19 June 2008 - 03:55 PM
I cant answer your question, but if you ring your doctor and get him to call pathology, they will give him the results if they are available. He might be able to download them online (new system they have).
Posted 19 June 2008 - 04:02 PM
The reason they have asked if you have GD is because that can cause the baby to have a large stomach. I only know this because With DS I only got diogosed with GD at 38 weeks so they sent me for a scan to check if his stomach was bigger than his head- as if it is then they will require you to have a c section, as far as my understanding is.
HOwever if it is caught early enough through diet you can change the ratio and you will probably have to have more regular scans to keep an eye on it.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 04:07 PM
Yes I fully understand the connection to GD, hence why i was anxious to know the results, if that is what it is then so be it.
I'm already having a compulsory C/S for other reasons.
I want to know if there are any OTHER reasons for a large tummy in a foetus?
Posted 19 June 2008 - 04:19 PM
I had an ultrasound yesterday at 36 weeks (to check on size along with something else) and was told that the stomach measurement is a reasonable indication of size when you put the measurements together. A larger stomach indicates the baby is feeding well and will be a good size.
Hope that this helps
Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:17 PM
Oh well that's more positive!!
Maybe the sonographer was inexperienced and made me concerned without cause.
I thought maybe there could be more sinister reasons
I'll just have to wait for the GD results I suppose.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:30 PM
My bub had a big tummy and he is now 2.5 years old. Fat just like his mum is what the guy said when he seen my DS's.
I don't nor did i have GD.??
Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:46 PM
Dr Google? He always has all sorts of radical ideas and explanations - not usually correct - but plenty to consider!
Posted 19 June 2008 - 09:06 PM
Unless there are other anomalies noted then a large stomach is more likely indicative of a big baby and nothing more. It could be undiagnosed GD but I would have thought the large stomach wouldn't be an issue until about 35+ weeks. Someone please corect me on that though!
Did they recommend further scans Cali?
Posted 19 June 2008 - 09:41 PM
Stay positive!! #1 and #3 has this at 33w growth scans..#1 was born 5 weeks early, and he was totally fine, little but no huge tummy as U/s suggested.
#3 had a huge tummy, indicitave of a large healthy baby they told me. The were sure right, albeit not "huge" at birth, 8lb9oz but has a mighty appetite now! lol. He was also measuring about 4 weeks ahead in date/size from 30 weeks. And no, no GD here either.
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