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Amniotic fluid embolism

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Maternal illness: As a complication of pregnancy and delivery, amniotic fluid may gain entry into the maternal circulation. It induces intravascular thrombus formation... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Vein: It is when amniotic fluid enters the bloodstream through the venous system. It can be very dangerous, potentially causing a embolus in the lung.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Clinical and DIC: Amniotic fluid embolism, depending on the amount of fluid getting into maternal circulation can be catastrophic. The diagnosis depends on clinical su... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Cardiovascular fails: This disease can present anytime during pregnancy and up to a few days after delivery. Initial presentation is cardiovascular collapse and severe sho... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Trauma: Amniotic fluid embolism (afe) risk is increased in cases of abdominal trauma. The risk is likely elevated as a result of amniocentesis, labor inducti... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Are you sure?: Are you sure you have an amniotic fluid embolus? It is not a chronic condition. It is an acute emergency, usually happening at the time of delivery, a... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Rare and serious: Amniotic fuild embolism (afe) is rare and usually occurs during delivery (vaginal or cesarean). It happens when amniotic fluid is forced into the blo... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Very rare: An amniotic fluid embolus is when amniotic fluid gets into the circulation while giving birth and eventually blocks an important vessel, such as in th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
It doesn't: There is not known relationship between the two conditions you reference. Meconium amniotic fluid does not cause amniotic fluid embolism.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: Where did you read it? What would you do differently if you were carrying a male child? Amniotic fluid embolism is a rare occurrence and a risk factor... Read More

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