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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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Dr. William Walsh
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Interstitial Pneumonia (Definition)

Interstitial pneumonia is an inflammatory process that affects the walls of the small air sacs in the lungs causing them to thicken & cause difficulties with oxygentation. Several infectious & non-infectious processes can cause accumulation of inflammatory cells & fibrous deposits in the walls of the air sacs causing the lungs to become stiffer & unable to ...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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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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How alveloe in lungs fills with fluid by bacterial infection during pneumonia ?

How alveloe in lungs fills with fluid by bacterial infection during pneumonia ?

Pneumonia: The fluid filling the alveolus, secondary to infection, is quite simply pus/ purulence that develops as white blood cells kill the infectant. A good amount of damage to alveolar cells also occurs due to proteins released from white blood cells designed to recruit more cells to area of infection, creating breaks in cell lining. This causes increased swelling/ fluid leak into air spaces. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in infants, pneumothorax, pneumatocele, and empyema are frequent complications of pneumonia caused by?

Can you tell me in infants, pneumothorax, pneumatocele, and empyema are frequent complications of pneumonia caused by?

Rare complication: These are very rare and serious complications of pneumonia. First question - is the child immunized? Several organisms can cause this, including Strep pneumoniae and MRSA (methicillin resistant Staph aureus). If an infant is having such serious complications, the immune system will often be checked. Sometimes the bacteria is never recovered because the antibiotics given can alter culture results. ...Read more

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Could low amniotic fluid in utero cause problems for the baby after delivery?

Could low amniotic fluid in utero cause problems for the baby after delivery?

Depends on cause: Babies don't need kidneys much during pregnancy because the placenta does that job.They do make pee that ends up as amniotic fluid. The right amount of fluid creates extra volume in the womb that pushes back against the muscular womb & allows the lungs to develop.(important) Things that stop or limit fluid formation includes absent kidneys or blockage in the outflow. Such defects can be a problem ...Read more

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Does the uterus tear while giving birth? I'm afraid of amniotic fluid embolism although I know it's rare.

Does the uterus tear while giving birth? I'm afraid of amniotic fluid embolism although I know it's rare.

Any risk factors?: Uterine rupture occurs usually when the scar of a previous C-section tears open and is rare. Multiple prior C-sections are risk. AFE occurs when amniotic fluid or fetal cells or hair enter the maternal circulation leading to complications in the mother and is rare . Risk factors include multiparty, advanced maternal age, male fetus and trauma and uterine rupture. Discuss risk factors if you have. ...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 baby have lung aspiration disease if passed meconium within 24 hours of birth?

Can baby have lung aspiration disease if passed meconium within 24 hours of birth?

???????: If the baby had a meconium bowel movement before it was born then it is possible , it depends on a lot of factors like how thick and old is the meconium, how much stress the baby had, if the baby had the movement after birth then no, that is why I do not let my patients go past their due date as the risk of meconium aspiration and other problems( why that can happen anytime)is higherafter40weeks. ...Read more

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

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 does large fluid collection with an air fluid level mean, in pelvis of male, ?

What does large fluid collection with an air fluid level mean, in pelvis of male, ?

Abscess: The only things that live in the male pelvis are: 1) bladder and 2) rectum. There should be no fluid collection outside of the bladder (normal), but with gas in it, usually represents an abscess. This usually represents a perforation or fistula from the rectum, or post-operative leak after rectal surgery. Depending on the cause, the treatment can be drainage through the rectum or open surgery ...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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Could silent aspiration during general anaesthesia cause bronchopneumonia and mortality?

Could silent aspiration during general anaesthesia cause bronchopneumonia and mortality?

Maybe, but: Probably not. An undetected aspiration is unlikely to have serious pulmonary consequences and even less likely to cause death. If you are experiencing this complication, you will have more data with which to base a judgement, like x-rays and blood gases. Discuss these findings with your doctor. ...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 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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How does early rupture of membranes increase risk of transmitting all infections including HIV to the fetus?

How does early rupture of membranes increase risk of transmitting all infections including HIV to the fetus?

Protection gone: Uterine membrane is a protective barrior to featus, do not allow to get infection to baby and mother , prolonged disruption will cause infection besides lekage of aminiotic fluid. ...Read more

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Can having multiple babies lead to amniotic sac disorders?

Can having multiple babies lead to amniotic sac disorders?

Rare in single, twin: Sometimes there is a condition that develops in which there is a so-called "stuck" twin. That is a high-risk condition that requires immediate referral to a perinatologist or maternal-fetal medicine specialist for evaluation and ultrasound. While there, ask for an appointment with a neonatologist when the time is right. By then there will be many questions and outcome of two babies to consider. ...Read more

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What is most commonly used to diagnose cystic fibrosis in the fetus? Cvs? Amniotic fluid?

What is most commonly used to diagnose cystic fibrosis in the fetus? Cvs? Amniotic fluid?

Bllod work: The most common and least invasive is the screening blood test for cf. If positive, the partner gets tested. If both are carriers than a OB specialist will discuss further testing with you and your partner. ...Read more

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Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more


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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more