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Effect of urinary bladder fullness on fundal height measurements.

Authors
  • Worthen, N
  • Bustillo, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1980
Volume
138
Issue
7 Pt 1
Pages
759–762
Identifiers
PMID: 7446608
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Measurements of fundal height were obtained on 117 obstetric patients with a full and with an empty bladder. Statistical testing demonstrated a significant difference between the two measurements. A full urinary bladder can change fundal height measurements and thus be a source of false positive variations in the progression of fundal height. There is a need to establish a baseline (with the bladder empty) before measuring fundal height.

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