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How can a doctor tell if your water breaks

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: No.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baby's age: Once the baby was born, then a physical examination will determine if the baby was premature or not. If it was premature by exam the date of conceptio ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
7 years experience Family Medicine
Quite a while: Remarkably, many women in your situation will be managed to deliver after 33 wks. Even if there is not much fluid, the risk to the baby is greater to ... Read More
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Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
22 years experience Gynecology
See below: The fluid round the baby has the lungs develop and helps cushion the baby so babies who live in little fluid can have issues. If you continue to stay ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Bleeding : Bleeding during pregnancy must be taken seriously. Sometimes women pass "bloody show" which can occur when labor starts. Usually if a woman goes int ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
Contractions: Bonnie, If you develop contractions every 3-5 minutes, or start having clear fluid leakage, you may be in early labor. Call your OB or go to the ER. ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please call your OB: water breaking should be thin watery fluid, ( assuming you do not have meconium) mucous plug will be thick and usually plug will come out first , som ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Urine or water?: No. Not usually.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on when: This really depends on when exactly the water breaks. If less than 24 weeks, this is very tragic for the pregnancy and the fetus may not survive. If a ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
No : Head for the hospital. You need to be monitored.
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