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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 definition or description of: Meconium stained amniotic fluid?

What is the definition or description of: Meconium stained amniotic fluid?

Meconium staining: Sometimes, however, a baby has a bowel movement before or during birth. If this happens, the amniotic fluid released when the mother's bag of water breaks will have a greenish tint. At times when the baby is not getting enough oxygen before or during birth, the baby may take a breath and inhale some meconium, which can irritate the baby's lungs and cause lung problems that can be severe. ...Read more

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What happens when a newborn inhales meconium and amniotic fluid?

What happens when a newborn inhales meconium and amniotic fluid?

Meconium aspiration: babies born through meconium stained amniotic fluid are at risk of aspiration. meconium can cause blockage of airway and inflammation of lung tissue. Babies with meconium aspiration frequently show sings of breathing difficulties and need to be admitted to Neonatal ICU for support and observation. ...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

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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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Cf,ds,cmv all ruled out.other causes for echo bowel?if fetus swallowed stained amniotic,isn't t a pblm?can I ve blood in amniotic fluid.is t normal?

Cf,ds,cmv all ruled out.other causes for echo bowel?if fetus swallowed stained amniotic,isn't t a pblm?can I ve blood in amniotic fluid.is t normal?

Need more info.: I gather there was a concern your baby might have Cystic Fibrosis, Down's Syndrome or CytoMegaloVirus and am glad your baby doesn't. If he or she has swallowed blood-stained fluid, it shouldn't hurt the baby directly. But I don't know what you mean by "echo bowel", why extra tests were done or why there's blood in the amniotic fluid. These are important questions that you should ask your OB. ...Read more

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Excess+amniotic+fluid+at+24+weeks what are the complications ?

Excess+amniotic+fluid+at+24+weeks what are the complications
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Polyhydramnios: Excess fluid is associated with preterm labor, preterm delivery, and increased incidence of breech presentation. However, most cases still end well. The more important question is, what is causing the increased fluid? The cause of the polyhydramnios is the most important issue. Your doctor will know what testing needs to be performed. The findings will determine how your pregnancy is managed. ...Read more

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How does amniotic fluid Embolisim happen 2 days after delivery if baby and placenta are no longer inside you??

How does amniotic fluid Embolisim happen 2 days after delivery if baby and placenta are no longer inside you??

Allergic reaction: Amniotic fluid embolism is a rare condition.It's due to amnionic fluid entering the maternal circulation.This results in a combination of cardiogenic shock, respiratory failure and a coagulation disorder causing blood clots or bleeding.Although most cases occur during or shortly after delivery,on rare occasions it has occurred 48 hours after delivery due to a delayed allergic reaction to the fluid ...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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What causes amniotic fluid to leak at 27 week?

What causes amniotic fluid to leak at 27 week?

A hole: The bag of water is held together by amniotic membranes that have less integrity than an overfilled water balloon. Sometimes, they develop a "hole" and leak and re-seal, and sometimes they don't. Either way you need to tell your OB MD of this development as fetus' can get infected and die if the membranes are truly compromised. ...Read more

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I am 30 weeks an just found i out that I have to much amniotic fluid an there is some fluid around his brain what couldve caused this ?

I am 30 weeks an just found  i out that I have to much amniotic fluid an there is some fluid around  his brain what couldve caused this ?

Depends: Sometimes fluid level is high for no reason, sometimes it's related to diabetes, infection, birth defect, etc. I'm not sure what to make out of "fluid around brain" without looking at the images. Your doctor should be able to elaborate on this. ...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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Is excess amniotic fluid a cause for concern?

Is excess amniotic fluid a cause for concern?

Yes: Excess amniotic fluid can be associated with diabetes, infection, and birth defects that prevent the fetus from swallowing. It can also be associated with an increased risk of stillbirth. Once the causes above have been eliminated, testing of the fetus' wellbeing should be done until delivery. ...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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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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What causes amniotic fluid to leak and what should someone do to prevent that.?

What causes amniotic fluid to leak and what should someone do to prevent that.?

Many things: If you are worried about this you need to discuss this with your OB doc, various things can cause fluid to leak, and i assume early because if you start leaking fluid at 35 weeks or more the txment is to be delivered, premature labor, incompetent cervix, infection are some of teh things that can cause prom. ...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 .

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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What does it mean to have normal range of amniotic fluid index, but at the upper limit of 22cm (33 weeks). What causes this?

What does it mean to have normal range of amniotic fluid index, but at the upper limit of 22cm (33 weeks). What causes this?

Worth following: The upper limit of normal is still normal, however it is worth following up to make sure in a few weeks the fluid volume has not increased. In at least 1/3 of cases we cannot figure out what causes the fluid volume to be high. It can also be caused by gestational diabetes. Rarely a fetal abnormality that reduces the fetal ability to swallow can cause increased amniotic fluid. ...Read more