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Doctor insights on: Amniotic Fluid Consistency

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What is amniotic fluid?

What is amniotic fluid?

Fluid around baby: Amniotic fluid is the fluid that surrounds and protects the baby. The baby makes the amniotic fluid. How much fluid you drink, how well the placenta works and how the baby is doing all affect how much fluid there is. Too much fluid can be concerning as can too little fluid. ...Read more

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What is in amniotic fluid?

What is in amniotic fluid?

Pregnancy: The fluid produced to surrond the growing fetus. For a detailed aswer go to a site such as google which can tell you all about it in deep detail. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of amniotic fluid?

What is the purpose of amniotic fluid?

Lung Development: Amniotic fluid initially is filtered from the mother's blood and passes through the pregnancy's membranes to create a nourishing cushion during the first few weeks of development. Later, it is a byproduct (urine) of the baby's circulation which is taken into the lungs during the baby's practice breaths. The fluid pressure then induces growth and opening of the lung's branches. ...Read more

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How can I increase my amniotic fluid.?

How can I increase my amniotic fluid.?

Oral hydration.: You are not in complete control of your amniotic fluid volume, as this may be mostly reliant on fetal issues. You can and should, however, hydrate yourself vigorously throughout pregnancy and that might help with your amniotic fluid as well. ...Read more

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At what level is amniotic fluid too low?

At what level is amniotic fluid too low?

Amniotic fluid: Fluid levels change throughout pregnancy. When someone has low fluid we call it oligohydramnios. This is where the total amniotic fluid index is less than 5.0 cmtotal or. The largest verticle measured pocket of fluid is less than 2.0 cm. Levels between 5-10 cm is low normal & can be due to multiple causes including dehydration. Discuss these findings with your md. ...Read more

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What does an excess of amniotic fluid mean?

What does an excess of amniotic fluid mean?

Diabetes?: Most of the time we don't know what causes polyhydramnios. It is associated with maternal diabetes and can result from trouble with the fetal kidneys or swallowing ability. In and of itself, it isn't harmful, though it can result in cord prolapse if the water breaks through an open cervix. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the normal amount of amniotic fluid?

What is the normal amount of amniotic fluid?

Roughly 800 cc: The amount of amniotic fluid is greatest at about 34 weeks (gestation) into the pregnancy, when it averages 800 mL. About 600 mL of amniotic fluid surrounds the baby at full term (40 weeks gestation). Having said that, amniotic fluid is exchanged between mother and her fetus several times a day. ...Read more

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What is th green slime in ny amniotic fluid?

What is th green slime in ny amniotic fluid?

Meconium: Meconium is basically a fetal bowel movement. A fetal bowel movement inside the uterus can occur for no reason but might also signify some intrauterine stress on the baby. ...Read more

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Is low levels of amniotic fluid a big concern?

Is low levels of amniotic fluid a big concern?

Yes: Low fluid is something of concern. There is risks of growth retardation, fetal compromise due to cord compression. It could do to fetal anomalies. There is a lot of causes of low fluid. It is very important that your dr gives close f/u. ...Read more

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What does it mean if amniotic fluid is thickening?

What does it mean if amniotic fluid is thickening?

Unsure: I am not sure what you are asking. Amniotic fluid is composed mostly of the baby's urine and should be watery like urine. If the amniotic fluid is becoming thick for any reason, it is unlikely to be a good thing. ...Read more

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Is there any way to increase amniotic fluid if it is low?

Is there any way to increase amniotic fluid if it is low?

Rest and hydration: There is not a great definitive way to increase amniotic fluid when it is low. Often times complete rest and hydration are recommended. If the pregnancy is close enough to the due date, delivery is recommended because low fluid is often a sign that the placenta is not working well. ...Read more

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What is the name of the procedure that removes amniotic fluid?

What is the name of the procedure that removes amniotic fluid?

Amniosintesis: Amniosintesis refers to the removal of a sample of amniotic fluid for analysis. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between amniotic acid and amniotic fluid?

Is there a difference between amniotic acid and amniotic fluid?

Yes: Amniotic acid is present in amniotic fluid. It is commercially known as allantoin and as such is widely used in various skin products as a moisturizer/softener. It certainly seems to have that effect on newborn skin! ...Read more

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What is the most common defect that can be found in the amniotic fluid?

What is the most common defect that can be found in the amniotic fluid?

ONTD.: Open neural tube defects are the most reliably and commonly diagnosed structural fetal defects from amniotic fluid sampling (increased acetylcholinesterase, Alpha fetao-protein or afp). Others: omphalocele, gastroschisis (all increased afp), chromosomal anomalies, torch infections. ...Read more

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What causes low amniotic fluid levels?

What causes low amniotic fluid levels?

Circulation issues: The amniotic fluid 'circulates' inside the uterus after it is manufactured including the baby swallowing some of it. If there are genetic problems with the fetus or problems in 'manufacturing' both can cause low levels. ...Read more

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Is 30 CM to high for amniotic fluid at 36 weeks?

Yes : The amniotic fluid index is normal up to 25 cm, but is preferred to be less than 18 cm. An afi of 30 is too high. ...Read more

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Is excess amniotic fluid a cause for concern?

Is excess amniotic fluid a cause for concern?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how doctors check your amniotic fluid?

Can you tell me how doctors check your amniotic fluid?

Ultrasound: An ultrasound of the uterus is done to measure the pockets of fluid. There are two ways to do this. You can measure the single largest vertical pocket or you can measure the largest vertical pocket in each of 4 quadrants around the umbilicus and add them together. ...Read more

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What symptoms of low amniotic fluid are the most important?

Oligohydramnios: Low amniotic fluid or oligohydramnios is a condition brought about by a decreased production of urine by the fetus either through a decreased placental perfusion or blocked urinary outlet, to name a few. It could also result from a ruptured amniotic membrane. One of the first signs of low fluid is a size-date discepancy of the growing uterus. An ultrasound will help to diagnose the condition. ...Read more

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Is it possible that humans ever go back to breathing amniotic fluid?

Amniotic fluid: Humans never did "breathe" amniotic fluid. The oxygen exchange that happens in utero is driven by the umbilical vascular system. In other words, you "breathe" in the uterus by having direct oxygen exchanges with your mother's blood oxygen, not through your lungs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Meconium stained amniotic fluid?

What is the definition or description of: Meconium stained amniotic fluid?

Meconium staining: Sometimes, however, a baby has a bowel movement before or during birth. If this happens, the amniotic fluid released when the mother's bag of water breaks will have a greenish tint. At times when the baby is not getting enough oxygen before or during birth, the baby may take a breath and inhale some meconium, which can irritate the baby's lungs and cause lung problems that can be severe. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have extra amniotic fluid around the baby because of the baby being big?

Is it possible to have extra amniotic fluid around the baby because of the baby being big?

Kind of. : The two can be related. For example diabetes can cause both a big baby and increased fluid. But a big baby does not necessarily cause extra fluid. ...Read more

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I'm 39weeks & 3 days, my amniotic fluid level is 3.0. Should they induce me on my following appointment? (31st)

I'm 39weeks & 3 days, my amniotic fluid level is 3.0. Should they induce me on my following appointment? (31st)

Contact Obgyn: Oligohydramnios is the medical term for low amniotic fluid. This typically is diagnosed with a fluid level less than 5 cm. Contact your Obgyn to clarify what your level was and ask what the treatment plan is. In general if the amniotic fluid level was 3 cm then an induction is done. We can not provide advise on the management on your particular case but definitely contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I had done triple test on 18th week n result shows 810:1risk.Do I need to take amniotic fluid test.please suggest.

I had done triple test on 18th week n result shows 810:1risk.Do I need to take amniotic fluid test.please suggest.

No: A 1:810 risk isn't very high. I wouldn't recommend an amniocentesis.

I don't know what cut-off is used in China. In the USA, Amnio is frequently recommended if the triple-screen risk is greater than the risk of a 35 year-old women (once chance in 365) The UK frequently uses a cutoff of greater than once chance in 150. ...Read more

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I'm 28 weeks and was told I have a generous amount of amniotic fluid. Is this common? I read up on it and it was pretty concerning. Help please

You need an amount: Most with some elevated fluid do not have an issue; if elevated real high you will probobly get referred to a specialist but there is a number called an amniotic fluid index that will guide the severity. Polyhydramnios (light fluid) is considered over about 20 but need more specifics from your dr. Saying generous is non specific and leads you googling, worried and focused on downside. Gd luc. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am leaking amniotic fluid?

How to tell if I am leaking amniotic fluid?

See your doc: The way to tell if you are leaking amniotic fluid is to see your doc. We have a couple of tests that we can do. (Amnisure swab, speculum exam testing) Don't wait to go in because it increases risks of infection or preterm issues if you are leaking and do not see your doc. ...Read more