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Amniotic fluid embolism

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherer
36 years experience Anesthesiology
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.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doucette
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
9 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It doesn't: There is not known relationship between the two conditions you reference. Meconium amniotic fluid does not cause amniotic fluid embolism.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rare: Rare and you do NOT get AFE's by pushing -

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