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how do i know if i need medical attention after an amniocentesis?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Bleeding, leaking: Women who experience bleeding or leaking of clear fluid from the vagina after amniocentesis should get immediate attention, as should any woman who has a fever and/or extreme tenderness of the abdomen.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Look out for:: Vaginal bleeding, leaking fluid, fever >100 f, increasing lower abdominal cramps/pain, rash, contractions. You should be fine if feeling better by the next morning. Best of luck!

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