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Is fetal hydrops considered a lethal disease or a disorder?

Is fetal hydrops considered a lethal disease or a disorder?

Not necessarily: Fetal hydrops just means excess fluid in a baby's body. It can result from a variety of conditions, including severe anemia and heart failure. It is extremely serious, and frequently fatal, but if the underlying condition that caused the hydrops can be treated, a baby with hydrops can survive. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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What are the tests for fetal hydrops?

What are the tests for fetal hydrops?

Ultrasound mostly.: Fetal hydrops can only be diagnosed with prenatal ultrasonography and certain blood tests can help with its etiology (e.g. Torch titers). Prenatal genetic diagnosis is also warranted in such cases to assess for down syndrome or other severe anomalies. This can be achieved with cordocentesis, amniocentesis, placental biopsy or cell-free fetal dna isolation from the maternal blood. ...Read more

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What is fetal hydrops? Can it be treated?

Immune and cardiac: Fetal hydops is a state of severe generalized edema in the fetus. There are two broad categories of disorders that cause fetal hyrops, namely immune, as in hemolytic disease of the fetus and cardiac. Treatment depends on the cause. Some disorders are treatable. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with fetal hydrops?

Usually none.: Fetal hydrops usually causes few if any symptoms. Decreased fetal movement is an advanced sign. Maternal hypertension and headaches may herald the development of ballantyne syndrome (mirror syndrome) when the mother develops preeclampsia in response to fetal swelling. This is a dreaded complication that mandates pregnancy termination regardless of gestational age. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called fetal hydrops.?

Describe the disorder called fetal hydrops.?

Complicated: The abnormal collection of fluid in more than one area of the fetal body, ascites or effusions, is termed hydrops fetalis. It could be immune or non-immune. It has to be managed by a high risk specialist who can explain this complicated and deadly condition to you in detail. It's one reason early prenatal care can help identify any abnormal antibodies or infections that can cause it. ...Read more

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Any docs familiar w/fetal hydrops please tell me the risks?

Fluid accumulation: Fetal hydrops is a condition in which the fetus as an accumulation of fluid in at least 2 or more fetal compartments such as ascites, pleural effusion, or pericardial effusion. A fetus can have immune hydrops (related to red cell blood markers) or non-immune hydrous (related to fetal defects, maternal genetic or metabolic disorders. Fetal hydrous may carry a poor prognosis. ...Read more

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Please can you tell me if air pressure from flying have caused my baby to have fetal hydrops?

No connection: There are many causes for fetal, hydrous but i don't believe air pressure is. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with fetal hydrops. What can I do?

I've been diagnosed with fetal hydrops. What can I do?

Fetal hydrops: read this for information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007308.htm

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I had pregnancy that ended in fetal hydrops. Just had an answer that parvovirus can cause it. I teach. I must have caught it and passed it Feel guilty?

I had pregnancy that ended in fetal hydrops. Just had an answer that parvovirus can cause it. I teach. I must have caught it and passed it Feel guilty?

Not your fault: I am sorry for your loss. However, you did not do anything wrong. Some times bad things happen to good people. Keep faith. For your health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more

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How does g6pd deficiency lead to hydrops fetalis?

How does g6pd deficiency lead to hydrops fetalis?

G6PD: G6PD is a deficiency in an enzyme which is important in the stability of the RBC membrane. Shortened RBC survival (hemolysis) occurs in response to a variety of triggers (infection, medications, stress) resulting in soft tissue edema in the cavities of the fetal body. ...Read more

Dr. Darrell Cass
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Fetal Hydrops (Definition)

Fetal hydrops is a condition where a fetus is accumulating extra fluid, perhaps around the heart, around the lungs, in the abdomen, or under the skin. It is often ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Dropsy (Definition)

Dropsy, also called edema, is the term for fluid accumulation in the skin or other parts of the ...Read more