Asked by: Manal Verhufen
asked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd March, 2020

What does abdominal girth mean?

Abdominal girth is the measurement of the distance around the abdomen at a specific point. Abdominal girth is used to diagnose and monitor the following: Buildup of fluid in the abdomen, most often caused by liver failure, heart failure, or any cancer that has spread widely throughout the abdomen.

Click to see full answer.

Likewise, how do you measure abdominal girth?

It is suggested to kneel down to the right of the patient in order to measure waist girth. Place the measuring tape horizontally around the patient's abdomen. Align the bottom edge of the tape with your marked point. Gently tighten the tape around the patient's abdomen without depressing the skin.

One may also ask, what is a waist girth? Waist circumference is a measurement taken around the abdomen at the level of the umbilicus (belly button). Health experts use waist circumference to screen patients for possible weight-related health problems.

Thereof, what is the normal abdominal girth during pregnancy?

b. If Abebech is really seven months pregnant, you would expect her abdomen to measure about 28 cm from her pubic bone to the top of the uterus, i.e. approximately one centimetre for each week of pregnancy dated from the LNMP. Remember the measurement may range from 26-30 cm.

What is a normal abdominal circumference?

Men: >102 cm ( >40 in.) Women: >88 cm ( >35 in.) Evidence Statement: Sex-specific cutoffs for waist circumference can be used to identify increased risk associated with abdominal fat in adults with a BMI in the range of 25 to 34.9 kg/m2.

39 Related Question Answers Found

What causes large abdominal girth?

How many inches should your belly be?

What is a person's girth?

What is the abdominal circumference?

Why do I feel bloated all the time and my stomach enlarged?

Is bloating visible?

How do you measure waist girth?

How does your stomach feel when you are pregnant?

How large is the uterus at 6 weeks?

What is the normal abdominal circumference of a newborn?

What is the normal Fundal height at 30 weeks?

What is Fundal height in pregnancy?