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Dr. Lauren Phillips
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Excess Pregnancy Fluid (Overview)

Polyhydramnios is a condition where there is too much amniotic fluid within the uterus.


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Is excess pregnancy fluid a symptom of a specific disorder?

Is excess pregnancy fluid a symptom of a specific disorder?

Polyhydramnios: There are several possible causes for polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid). Many times, drs cannot find a definite reason. When a cause is found, most common are moms with high blood sugar/diabetes, and certain repairable birth defects in baby's digestive tract. Excess fluid can also overstretch the uterus and cause preterm labor. A special detailed ultrasound and close follow-up are recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Lauren Phillips
12 doctors shared insights

Excess Pregnancy Fluid (Overview)

Polyhydramnios is a condition where there is too much amniotic fluid within the uterus.


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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
Once
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What is the treatment for excess pregnancy fluid?

What is the treatment for excess pregnancy fluid?

Not much: There is no easy treatment for excess amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios). Since most cases have no known cause even prevention is difficult. Infrequently, physicians can remove fluid with amniocentesis, that is, removing fluid through a long needle placed into the fluid sac usually under ultrasound guidance. ...Read more

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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get diagnosed
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Get laparoscopic surgery or treat with methotrexate medication
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Is excess pregnancy fluid a symptom of a specific disorder?

Polyhydramnios: There are several possible causes for polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid). Many times, drs cannot find a definite reason. When a cause is found, most common are moms with high blood sugar/diabetes, and certain repairable birth defects in baby's digestive tract. Excess fluid can also overstretch the uterus and cause preterm labor. A special detailed ultrasound and close follow-up are recommended. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for excess pregnancy fluid?

Not much: There is no easy treatment for excess amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios). Since most cases have no known cause even prevention is difficult. Infrequently, physicians can remove fluid with amniocentesis, that is, removing fluid through a long needle placed into the fluid sac usually under ultrasound guidance. ...Read more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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My wife is now her 29th week of pregnancy.As per the 7th month scan report fetal shows 30.6 week growth & also having excess amniotic fluid - 25.36cm?

My wife is now her 29th week of pregnancy.As per the 7th month scan report fetal shows 30.6 week growth & also having excess amniotic fluid - 25.36cm?

Not unusual: The fetal growth is still in the "normal range" but the amniotic fluid is increased. Is there a history of diabetes ? Increased fluid, or polyhydramnios isn't usually a big deal. I would not worry. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more