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What causes amniotic fluid embolism?

What causes amniotic fluid embolism?

Vein: It is when amniotic fluid enters the bloodstream through the venous system. It can be very dangerous, potentially causing a embolus in the lung. ...Read more

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Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more


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What is amniotic fluid embolism?

Maternal illness: As a complication of pregnancy and delivery, amniotic fluid may gain entry into the maternal circulation. It induces intravascular thrombus formation followed by bleeding disorder, and respiratory problems and shock in the mother. ...Read more

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How does meconium stain amniotic fluid causes amniotic fluid embolism?

How does meconium stain amniotic fluid causes amniotic fluid embolism?

It does not!: Meconium passage in utero is common and generally without consequence provided there is no fetal distress. Amniotic fluid embolism is a very rare but almost always lethal maternal complication of late pregnancy. The two conditions are unrelated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for amniotic fluid embolism?

Supportive care: Supportive care consisting of stabilizing maternal oxygenation and hemodynamic function. Anemia and any coagulation defects can be corrected with appropriate transfusable blog products. Any seizure activity can be inhibited with medications. These treatments along with prayer still only yield a 50% survival rate. ...Read more

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What is amninonic fluid embolism?

What is amninonic fluid embolism?

A very rare reaction: to amniotic fluid or other parts of the baby (fetal cells, etc.) that pass through the placenta into the mother. It can cause severe problems with the lungs, heart, and blood cells that are often fatal. It usually happens during or shortly after the separation of the placenta from the uterus. Exactly what causes the severe reaction isn't completely understood. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called an amniotic fluid embolism.?

Explain the condition called an amniotic fluid embolism.?

Rare and serious: Amniotic fuild embolism (afe) is rare and usually occurs during delivery (vaginal or cesarean). It happens when amniotic fluid is forced into the blood steam. It can be difficult to diagnose and hard to treat - and can be fatal. Fortunately it is quite rare. ...Read more

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Fetal lung fluid & urine make amniotic fluid, right? So what caused oligohydramnios?

Fetal lung fluid & urine make amniotic fluid, right? So what caused oligohydramnios?

Decreased perfusion: Oligo can be either loss of fluid or decreased production. A stressed infant will shunt oxygenated blood to more vital organs, less renal perfusion, therefore less urine produced. Anything that decreases placental perfusion can cause it (abruption or placental separation, poor implantation, vascular problems, clots, uterine abnls, etc). There are too many causes to list here, ask your ob. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an amniotic fluid embolism?

What are the symptoms of an amniotic fluid embolism?

Sudden shock, death.: Afe is an extremely rare but typically lethal complication of late pregnancy. Usually it is unheralded and manifests with complete cardiovascular collapse requiring immediate advanced cardiac life support to avoid rapid death from bleeding and asystole. If the woman is still pregnant, stat delivery may help preserve the fetal life/brain. ...Read more

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Can normal seperation of placenta during birth cause Amniotic Fluid Embolisim?

Can normal seperation of placenta during birth cause Amniotic Fluid Embolisim?

Very rare event: Amniotic fluid embolism is a very rare event occurring in about 1/50,000 deliveries. The exact cause in unknown. ...Read more

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Why does c sections increase the risk of amniotic fluid embolism?

2 possibilities: The theoretical reason is that the operative delivery disrupts the tissues and allows amniotic fluid to more easily pass into the woman's blood vessels. But it's not entirely clear if this is a true risk or just an association. Women with suspected amniotic fluid embolism are rushed to c-section. So it's possible it's the other way around, amniotic fluid embolism increases risk of c-section. ...Read more

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What is the clinical difference between hypovolemic shock and amniotic fluid embolism during c section?

Similar but differen: Hypovolemic shock is blood and fluid loss usually from bleeding causing severe low BP and cardiac arrest from loss of perfusion. Amniotic fluid embolism leads to low BP from allergic vasodilation and then bleeding from dic (disseminated intravascular coagulation) which results in hypovolemic shock and cardiac arrest. The mechanisms are similar but different. ...Read more

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If amniotic sac is intact during vaginal delivery or c section, Are chances of AMniotic Fluid Embolisim basically zero chance?

If amniotic sac is intact during vaginal delivery or c section, Are chances of AMniotic Fluid Embolisim basically zero chance?

Yes: Actually, AFE is quite a rare event and, to a degree, independent of a patient's ruptured status. The general idea is that there is a breech and/or permeability of the of the natural blood-amniotic barriers. This allows products of pregnancy to, unaturally, enter the maternal circulation and cause catatrophic events (primarily in the lungs), culminating in death, oftentimes. ...Read more

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Can u leak amniotic fluid at 35 weeks of pregnancy?

Can u leak amniotic fluid at 35 weeks of pregnancy?

Yes, call OB: Call your obstetrician, could be premature rupture of membranes, infection, trauma, other things. ...Read more

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Would fluid restriction be good for pleural effusion?

Would fluid restriction be good for pleural effusion?

No: There are several reasons for a pleural effusion. Treatment is dictated by the cause of the effusion. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks?

What causes spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks?

See a neurologist: Possibly trauma, tumors or masses but it would be wise to seek out a neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Is pleural effusion serious in fetus?

Is pleural effusion serious in fetus?

Can be.: If fetus has pleural effusion, can affect development of the lungs. If mother has pleural effusion, can affect mom's breathing and getting oxygen to the fetus. ...Read more

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If the amniotic sac didn't break then would amniotic flyid embolisim be impossible? Can babies be delivered without amniotic sac broke?

If the amniotic sac didn't break then would amniotic flyid embolisim be impossible? Can babies be delivered without amniotic sac broke?

En caul: When the baby is born still in the sac it is called delivery “en caul.” It occurs in about 1/80000 deliveries. While the relationship between delivery in en caul and amniotic fluid embolism is unknown both are so rare it would be impossible to determine. ...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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What is the treatment for amniotic fluid embolism?

Supportive care: Supportive care consisting of stabilizing maternal oxygenation and hemodynamic function. Anemia and any coagulation defects can be corrected with appropriate transfusable blog products. Any seizure activity can be inhibited with medications. These treatments along with prayer still only yield a 50% survival rate. ...Read more

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What are the tests for amniotic fluid embolism?

What are the tests for amniotic fluid embolism?

Clinical and DIC: Amniotic fluid embolism, depending on the amount of fluid getting into maternal circulation can be catastrophic. The diagnosis depends on clinical suspicion and testing for disseminated intra-vascular coagulation, namely low platelet count, elevated pt ptt, abnormal shape of red cells, low fibrinogen and fibrin split products, chest x-ray etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an amniotic fluid embolism?

Sudden shock, death.: Afe is an extremely rare but typically lethal complication of late pregnancy. Usually it is unheralded and manifests with complete cardiovascular collapse requiring immediate advanced cardiac life support to avoid rapid death from bleeding and asystole. If the woman is still pregnant, stat delivery may help preserve the fetal life/brain. ...Read more

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Should i fear amniotic fluid embolism? And what is the safest way?

Very rare: Amniotic fluid embolism is very rare. I wouldn't worry about that. The cause is not really understood and so it is unclear how to prevent it. ...Read more

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Are more doctors starting to learn more about amniotic fluid embolism?

Are more doctors starting to learn more about amniotic fluid embolism?

Hope so everyday: Knowledge is never complete , doctor will be learning , every day on every disease to the endless eternity , to save humans , fortunately the dangerous amniotic fluid embolism is not that common. ...Read more

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If women were to purposely birth a baby in its amniotic sac. Wouldn't that lessen the chance of amniotic fluid embolism? I want a en caul birth

If women were to purposely birth a baby in its amniotic sac. Wouldn't that lessen the chance of amniotic fluid embolism?  I want a en caul birth

Pretty rare: En caul births are quite rare especially in live term gestations. The incidence is less than 1/80,000. It is fine to want to do that but important to understand that nature tends to cause the water to break at some point during labor. ...Read more

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What is amniotic fluid embolism?

Maternal illness: As a complication of pregnancy and delivery, amniotic fluid may gain entry into the maternal circulation. It induces intravascular thrombus formation followed by bleeding disorder, and respiratory problems and shock in the mother. ...Read more

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What causes amniotic fluid embolism?

Vein: It is when amniotic fluid enters the bloodstream through the venous system. It can be very dangerous, potentially causing a embolus in the lung. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called an amniotic fluid embolism.?

Rare and serious: Amniotic fuild embolism (afe) is rare and usually occurs during delivery (vaginal or cesarean). It happens when amniotic fluid is forced into the blood steam. It can be difficult to diagnose and hard to treat - and can be fatal. Fortunately it is quite rare. ...Read more

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Why does c sections increase the risk of amniotic fluid embolism?

2 possibilities: The theoretical reason is that the operative delivery disrupts the tissues and allows amniotic fluid to more easily pass into the woman's blood vessels. But it's not entirely clear if this is a true risk or just an association. Women with suspected amniotic fluid embolism are rushed to c-section. So it's possible it's the other way around, amniotic fluid embolism increases risk of c-section. ...Read more

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How does meconium stain amniotic fluid causes amniotic fluid embolism?

It does not!: Meconium passage in utero is common and generally without consequence provided there is no fetal distress. Amniotic fluid embolism is a very rare but almost always lethal maternal complication of late pregnancy. The two conditions are unrelated. ...Read more

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What cause amniotic fluid embolism to happen during a C-section what can go wrong?

Rare: This a rare but very serious problem. It can occur when amniotic fluid gets into the blood stream and sets up a reaction that can b e life threatening., . ...Read more

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After surviving amniotic fluid embolism, what are my chances of having seizures ever again in the future?

After surviving amniotic fluid embolism, what are my chances of having seizures ever again in the future?

Seizures: From evidence based data seizures from amniotic fluid embolism are not recurrent in future unless until there is another episode of amniotic fluid embolism or any other seizure precipitating factors. ...Read more

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Scared of amniotic fluid embolism am to go into labor any day. I feel like its going to happen, drs keep saying its rare...but it still happens.

Scared of amniotic fluid embolism am to go into labor any day. I feel like its going to happen, drs keep saying its rare...but it still happens.

Extremely rare: It is extremely rare. However, you should discuss your anxiety with your doctor and perhaps a neonatologist. You may need some anxiety medication for labor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there certain things that make getting amniotic fluid embolism more likely?

Yes: Careless surgery can open venous plexuses susceptible to pick up amniotic fluid. Too much pressure on the abdomen during cesarean can do the same thing as well. Sometimes with everything done perfectly still happens unfortunately. ...Read more

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Amniotic fluid embolism ....can someone in this world of medicine help me...Can't get any help in Miami fl cause it's so rare.. I'm not well .

Are you sure?: Are you sure you have an amniotic fluid embolus? It is not a chronic condition. It is an acute emergency, usually happening at the time of delivery, and is life threatening. Do you mean pulmonary embolism, which is also life threatening but not always an acute event. The risk of pulmonary embolus is increased during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does your heart rate go up rapidly during amniotic-fluid embolism?

Does your heart rate go up rapidly  during amniotic-fluid embolism?

Yes and then you die: Afe is a very rare but frequently lethal condition for the parturient. Unheralded cardiovascular collapse and disseminated intravascular coagulation are the main manifestations and can prove lethal very quickly even with expert care. ...Read more

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Amniotic Fluid Embolism (Definition)

Amniotic fluid embolism happens when amniotic fluid, fetal cells, fetal hair, or other debris enters the mother's blood stream and lodges in her lungs as a ...Read more