A 17-year-old male asked:
what can cause to have little amniotic liquid quantity around the baby ? and what are the risks ? and the solution ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Oligohydramnios: Low amniotic fluid is a serious complication of pregnancy. In many cases the cause is unknown but some causes are ruptured membranes, medications, hypertension, drug use, placental dysfunction and others. In severe cases delivery may be warranted to prevent stillbirth.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Can low amniotic fluids mean the baby will have retardation?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Not necessarily: Too little amniotic fluid might put more stress on the fetus but the outcome may be O.K.
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Last updated Jan 25, 2014
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