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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
18 years experience Family Medicine
It's possible: It can be ambiguous as other things can mimic leakage of amniotic fluid like urine or normal discharge. Sometimes a small hole in the sack can be inte ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Thin membrane: The amnionic sac is a thin membrane holding the amnionic fluid around the baby. If you experience clear leakage of fluid during pregnancy, your amnio ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Since there is such a wide variety of problems that can occur with the amniotic sac it is hard to say. Some resolve after a few weeks. Some persist un ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varied: The "bag of water" is actually 2 membranes: the amnion (inner sac) and chorion (outer sac). If the amnion breaks before delivery (but the chorion doe ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ultrasound: Many but not all disorders are noted during sonograms, especially while monitoring twin or other multiple pregnancies. Some can not be determined til ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: Without more information, can not answer definitively, but very unlikely.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
27 years experience Urogynecology
Yes: The incidence of twins varies by population but is about 1 in 80 pregnancy. About 2/3 of these are fraternal(dizygotic). If the twins are identical ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
En caul: When the baby is born still in the sac it is called delivery β€œen caul.” It occurs in about 1/80000 deliveries. While the relationship between delivery ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: The gestational sac should be significantly larger than the fetus at this point. If the fetal size is ok, the heart beat is normal, don't stress!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need more info: If you are asking about too little amniotic fluid, avoid becoming a diabetic or hypertensive which can decrease fluid. If you are asking about too mu ... Read More

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