abdominal girth

abdominal girth

the circumference of the abdomen, usually measured at the umbilicus.

abdominal circumference

A term for a measurement used in assessing foetal growth, which is regarded as the most important marker of normal foetal proportions. It ranges from 50 mm at 11 weeks to 300 mm at 37 weeks. In adults it is an important clinical parameter for assessing risk of developing metabolic syndrome—36 inches (88 cm) is the cut off point, above which metabolic syndrome is more likely.
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Thirteen women complained of menorrhagia or metrorrhagia, eight had pelvic pain, four had increased abdominal girth, and two each complained of urinary frequency or dyspareunia.
Patients typically experience persistent bloating and increased abdominal girth, as well as difficulty eating because they feel full too quickly.
In the waist and hips, abdominal girth can lead to diabetes and heart disease,'' Vohora said.
A 59-year-old woman presented with complaints of gradual fullness of right upper-abdominal quadrant and an increase in abdominal girth for the past 8 years.
Invariably there is resultant weight gain, increasing abdominal girth, blood pressure, and LDL.
The index screens women for symptoms related to ovarian cancer such as bloating, increased abdominal girth or early food satiety occurring more than 12 times per month for less than a year.
The patient was monitored for further complications like splenic rupture by closely recording the vital signs, six hourly abdominal girth charting, and for any worsening of abdominal pain.
A 1 1/2-year-old girl presented to another institution with decreased oral intake, lethargy, and increased abdominal girth.
The diagnosis can be made easily in the office by comparing the size of the trousers with the abdominal girth.
He had features of metabolic syndrome (hypertensive, impaired fasting glucose, increased abdominal girth, increased triglyceride level), with hyperuricaemia.
Distension is generally regarded as a progressive increase in size, whereas bloating describes alternating increases and decreases in abdominal girth.
The patient was a 69-year-old Swiss woman who was examined for weakness, abdominal pain, increasing abdominal girth, and weight loss in April 2008.