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what is the amniotic sac?

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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 amnionic sac may have broken and it is important to see your obgyn for an exam and possibly an ultrasound. If not recognized, labor or infection may begin.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Amniotic sac: The amniotic sac (also bag of waters) is the sac in which the fetus develops in amniotes. It is a tough but thin transparent pair of membranes, which hold a developing embryo (and later fetus) until shortly before birth. The inner membrane, the amnion, contains the amniotic fluid and the fetus. The outer membrane, the chorion, contains the amnion and is part of the placenta.
Answered on May 9, 2017

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
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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 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
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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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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
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Unlikely: Without more information, can not answer definitively, but very unlikely.

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