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Dr. John Botti
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Amniotic Fluid Infection (Definition)

Intra-amniotic infection (formerly called chorioamnionitis) is infection of the chorion, amnion, amniotic fluid, placenta, or a combination. Infection increases risk of obstetric complications and problems in the fetus and neonate. Symptoms include fever, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and ...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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Vaginal leaking clear liquid?

Vaginal leaking clear liquid?

Hmmm: Possible infection. You need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm leaking clear fluid out of my vagina. Is this an infection?

Maybe not: Clear fluid that doesn't itch or have an odor or color is frequently normal. Vaginal mucus can be very watery at certain times in your menstrual cycle. If there is an unusual amount of it, you should have it checked out. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant clear leaking slimy fluid is this normal.?

39 weeks pregnant clear leaking slimy fluid is this normal.?

Please call your OB: Right now, you may have ruptured membranes, so your OB needs to know that, if you called me i would send you straight to the labor room, to find out one way or the other so please call your OB now and I am sure any further ?S like this, please call your OB before you ask here as your OB knows you and your situation and your OB should be the first one to be contacted about any concerns like this. ...Read more

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Blood debris in amniotic fluid normal?

Blood debris in amniotic fluid normal?

Based on setting: During pregnancy, it is not unusual to see "debris" in the amniotic fluid during ultrasound. This is likely related to vernix - a cheesy substane produced by the baby. On the other hand, bloody amniotic fluid that is actually seen can be normal, or it can be a sign of a complication called placental abruption. In either case, this should be clarified by the ob/gyn involved. ...Read more

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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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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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Leaking watery fluid or yeast infection? 32 weeks pregnant. What's this mean?

Leaking watery fluid or yeast infection? 32 weeks pregnant. What's this mean?

GET IT CHECKED: You should get it checked by your gynecologist.Yeast infection does not cause leaking of watery fluid, it causes whitish cheesy vaginal discharge.Clear fluid can be leaking of amniotic fluid and that needs to be checked asap. See your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Clear fluid leaking from my vagina? Woke up in the middle of the night.Leaking clear fluids

Clear fluid leaking from my vagina? Woke up in the middle of the night.Leaking clear fluids

Suggestive of urine: Vaginal discharge is usually mucusy rather than clear liquid. Suggest you consult a uro-gynecologist.To evaluate.. ...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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Does sores on legs that leak clear fluid indicate diabetes?

Does sores on legs that leak clear fluid indicate diabetes?

Sores on legs: Hello. Thank you for asking this question. Diabetes is diagnosed with a blood test. While there may be signs and symptoms associated with it, the diagnosis is based on blood sugar levels. Sores leaking clear fluid may arise for many reasons. If you have swelling in your legs and poor blood flow, there may be an underlying illness that should be investigated. ...Read more

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Clear fluid non smell from bottom?

Clear fluid non smell from bottom?

Not sure: I cannot think of any fluid leakage from the bottom which is clear. Mucus is possible but that is not usually considered fluid. Pus and blood won't fit that description either. ...Read more

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Clear fluid filled bubble? Bug bite?

Clear fluid filled bubble? Bug bite?

Maybe not always.: When ever you get fluid filled bubble on your skin, it's a sign of skin injury, which can be either form infection, insect bite or iritation. ...Read more

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What does large fluid collection with an air fluid level mean ??

What does large fluid collection with an air fluid level mean ??

Where?: Where is this seen? Is this on plain x-ray or a CT scan? Need much more detailed clinical information. Could mean anything from air & fluid in a urinary bladder, air & fluid in the stomach, or something concerning like an abscess. Review with the doctor who ordered the study please. ...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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Does leaking fluid causes oligohydramnios to a pregnant woman?

Does leaking fluid causes oligohydramnios to a pregnant woman?

Eventually !: Amniotic fluid made by a contribution and maternal and fetal sources such a fetus urine (sterile). Leakage of fluid will eventually challenge the speed of fluid that can be formed. Consult with your obgyn since this may be urgent ! ...Read more

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Pregnant 17w4d increased vaginal discharge. Some white but some clear too. Underwear not wet but dump/sweaty sometimes. Is it amniotic fluid leak?

Pregnant 17w4d increased vaginal discharge. Some white but some clear too. Underwear not wet but dump/sweaty sometimes. Is it amniotic fluid leak?

Ask your OB MD: This is a question that has to be answered by your treating OB MD and not this virtual forum. Call the OB MD's office. ...Read more

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What causes white fluid discharge from vagina?

Normal: A white discharge that has no abnormal odor, itch, or burning is normal. If you are ever unsure, however, get a checkup by your obgyn. ...Read more

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Why is hydrocephalus fluid clear when pee out?

Why is hydrocephalus fluid clear when pee out?

Unrelated fluid: Water in the brain is special that is produced inside the ventricles and circulates to bathe the brain and be absorbed. Water in the bladder is produced inthe kidneys and flushes out toxic by products as urine. Hydrocephalus is a condition of excess brain water. If this water is shunted out of the brain, it will end up being processed by the kidneys and excreted as urine. Brain water is clear. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Clear Fluid Leaking From The Vagina (Definition)

The clear fluid is common at the time of ovulation, and is normal in women at mid-cycle. Sometimes, if the bladder of the woman is full, and/or she has had vaginal deliveries, small amounts of urine can appear as if it is coming from the vagina. If this is causing problems, consult a ...Read more