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Can alzheimer's genes be detected via amniotic fluid before a baby is born?

Can alzheimer's genes be detected via amniotic fluid before a baby is born?

Genes for Alzheimers: Well, the gene for alzheimer's disease isn't known as yet. And their may be more than one cause for what we call alzheimer's disease. So, without knowing what gene causes the disease, we can't detect it by amniocentesis. ...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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Could human babies breathe in amniotic fluid?

Could human babies breathe in amniotic fluid?

They sometimes do: Infants sometimes have amniotic fluid in their mouth which can get sucked into their lungs at delivery.The OB makes an effort to clear the nose & mouth after the head is delivered, but if baby comes out rapidly that may not be possible. This material can trigger rapid breathing & a trip to the nicu for a few days as it can act identical to pneumonia. Most do well with treatment. ...Read more

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Can HIV transmit via open wound exposed to urine containing seman pre seminal fluid ?

Can HIV transmit via open wound exposed to urine containing seman pre seminal fluid ?

May be: There is a risk albeit small. Please consult these two sites for information on this issue. http://www.avert.org/hiv-transmission-prevention/how-you-get-hiv?gclid=CK6P5szPq9ICFVY7gQodxYsGFw https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html ...Read more

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How to protect a 2-yr old from mosquitos? Child develops blisters that ooze clear fluid shortly after being bitten.

How to protect a 2-yr old from mosquitos?  Child develops blisters that ooze clear fluid shortly after being bitten.

Clothing/DEET/timing: Selecting loose fitting, long sleeve & long pant options can cut the available skin exposed to bites. Judicious use of deet containing bug spray, limited to lower legs/ankles, neck & forearms(not hands).Avoiding play during the swarming time around dusk or other times you notice them in significant numbers.To remain effective deet is renewed hourly/10% of concentration. ...Read more

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How does amniotic fluid dry up in the womb during pregnancy?

How does  amniotic fluid dry up in the womb during pregnancy?

Decreases amniotic : Decreased amniotic fluid level most commonly occurs due to rupture of membranes. Other causes can be due placental insufficiency or fetal renal anomalies. Your baby will continue to normally produce amniotic fluid by voiding. So the amniotic fluid does not dry up. Either less fluid is produced or more fluid is leaving than is produced. ...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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Infected in CMV prior to pregnancy. I realized there was no risk to the fetus. I want to perform amniocentesis. Is amniotic fluid used to do 16 20 wee?

Infected in CMV prior to pregnancy. I realized there was no risk to the fetus. I want to perform amniocentesis. Is amniotic fluid used to do 16 20 wee?

Possible...: My advice would be to pose this question to your ob/gyn. As you will not be the one performing the actual procedure; best to ask the professionals. There is always a small risk of miscarriage after an amniocentesis; albeit minute...So best to discuss this with your obstetrician. ...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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What is the chance that an HCV infected women will spread HCV to their newborn infants?

What is the chance that an HCV infected women will spread HCV to their newborn infants?

Negligable: Transmisson of hepatitis c from person to persion via casual contact is rare. Transmission via nursing has not been reported. Generally hepatitis c is transmited via blood to blood contact (tainted blood transfusion, needle sticks from tainted needles, IV drug use with needle sharing, etc, ). ...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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Can low amniotic fluids mean the baby will have retardation?

Can low amniotic fluids mean the baby will have retardation?

Not necessarily: Too little amniotic fluid might put more stress on the fetus but the outcome may be O.K. ...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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Is passing aids from an infected mother to her baby avoidable, either before or after birth?

Is passing aids from an infected mother to her baby avoidable, either before or after birth?

Yes: Current therapies which cut down the active HIV viral load during pregnancy has led to a reduction of maternal/child passage to below 5%.Baby is usually put on meds soon after birth until a variety of tests confirm the kid is clear at which point they are stopped, or continued if there is any evidence of the illness.Breastfeeding is not advised because it could transmit the germ. ...Read more

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What kappens IF needle touches fetus during amnio?

What kappens IF needle touches fetus during amnio?

Baby moves away!: Hello, In am amniocentesis, even though we try very hard to stay as far away from the baby as possible sometime we can not avoid it. If the baby is touched by the needle it usually moves away just like you or I would do if we encountered something sharp. Do not worry, with Ultrasound guidance sticking the baby is very rare. ...Read more

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Will HIV present in dried blood /vaginal fluid or wet blood or vaginal fluid when spreaded on cloth and exposed to environment for several minutes?

Will HIV present in dried blood /vaginal fluid or wet blood or vaginal fluid when spreaded on cloth and exposed to environment for several minutes?

Repeat question: Johnny: HIV infection is a serious matter and it would be prudent to be extra cautious. Go to the website given below and dig out the answer yourself from information given by the Centers for Disease Control. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/default.html/ ...Read more

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Can an unborn baby contact RSV virus, if the mother catches an RSV infection?

Can an unborn baby contact RSV virus, if the mother catches an RSV infection?

No: Rsv in adults mostly gives you "cold"symptoms. The highest risk is to young babies and preemies after they are born. ...Read more

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What occurs when a 21 day old baby with hydrocephalus and ruptures meningocele becomes infected with pseudomonas infection?

What occurs when a 21 day old baby with hydrocephalus and ruptures meningocele becomes infected with pseudomonas infection?

Hard to say: S/he could survive with aggressive treatment to a life of disability and frequent medical procedures. It could also die of the related infection by such an aggressive germ. ...Read more

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Can a doctor see Meconium stains on a baby during a C section even when he wasn't told by the midwife that the amniotic fluids were stained with Mecon?

Can a doctor see Meconium stains on a baby during a C section even when he wasn't told by the midwife that the amniotic fluids were stained with Mecon?

In some areas: Meconium can pass ant any time before/during/of after labor/delivery. If I look at the umbilical cord, it will often show meconium staining that reflects passage prior to or during labor. The more intense the stain the longer the kid was surrounded by the material before delivery. Even small amounts may stain the fluid enough to stain the umbilical tissue. The midwife may never see it. ...Read more