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A 28-year-old member asked:

Is excess amniotic fluid a cause for concern?

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Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Excess amniotic fluid can be associated with diabetes, infection, and birth defects that prevent the fetus from swallowing. It can also be associated with an increased risk of stillbirth. Once the causes above have been eliminated, testing of the fetus' wellbeing should be done until delivery.
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Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
See below: If you have excess amnioitic fluid your ob/gyn should refer you to a high risk ob/gyn to get checked for certain problems such as gestational diabetes.
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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Sometimes: If the amniotic fluid is mildly up it is usually not a cause of concern. It might be a little up due to a larger baby or pregnancy diabetes for instance. A very large amount of fluid is sometimes due to problems with the baby. Check with your doctor.
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What does an excess of amniotic fluid mean?

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Depends: Excess amniotic fluid can rarely mean there might be a problem with the baby's genetics or development.
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