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Excess Pregnancy Fluid In Children
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
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
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
Most mild cases of polyhydramnios can be observed and just followed with increased testing. Most of time, all goes well.
Treating maternal diabetes, if that is the cause, can also improve the polyhydramnios.
In severe cases, medication or drainage of some of the fluid may be indicated. ...Read more
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?
I have high amniotic fluid 29. I am 37 weeks 5 days today is there a real problem with high amniotic fluid this late in pregnancy?
Well: There are issues; best to discuss in person with your ob. It will likely be fine. ...Read more
I want to know whether a sac of amniotic fluid is formed during pregnancy or it is already present in female body since birth.
Amniotic fluid sac: It is formed after the embryo implants into the endometrial lining of the uterus. It is not there since birth. ...Read more
Is 7.5cm amniotic fluid level a sign of concern (38 week 1 day). What is done in case of low amniotic fluid at this stage of pregnancy?
Can low amniotic fluid if I am losing weight during pregnancy? I am 26 weeks and lost 20 pounds already.
Is it possible to leak amniotic fluid at 21 weeks of pregnancy? And if so would it be colored? How would I know?
Yes, colorless: You can leak and it is colorless. Easily identified in dr office most of the time. ...Read more
What week in pregnancy does the fetus start to out grow Amniotic fluid so that I can feel the movements much better? I am going on 28weeks...
18-22 weeks: Most people will begin to feel the baby move between 18-22 weeks. If you are further along than that and you do not feel movement then you should see a doctor. ...Read more
Why do my amniotic fluid during pregnancy goes low and than back to normal within few days. Am 32 weeks, but since 16 weeks fluid sometimes low.
Need more info: There is not a very high correlation between the level of amniotic fluid and fetal well-being. If the baby is growing well, moving well, and you were doing well with normal weight gain etc. Then the likelihood of there being a problem is low. You should however discuss the whole range of possibilities with your obstetrician. ...Read more
How low?: Oligohydramnios is defined as afi <2.5%tile for gestational age (or: afi <5cm, mvp <2cm); it can be due to rupture of the amniotic membranes, maternal dehydration, bilateral fetal renal dysgenesis, or fetal growth restriction (+/- fetal aneuploidy). Fetal surveillance is indicated twice weekly, and delivery by 34-37 weeks depending on your mfm's advice. Maintain hydration, avoid exercise, get u/s. ...Read more
See your GYN: The best accurate answer can only be given by your obstetrician. ...Read more
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
38 weeks pregnant with second child. I was induced with the first because of no amniotic fluid what does this mean for this pregnancy.?
Nothing: If you are already 38 weeks pregnant, a shortage of amnionic fluid would have been noticed by now on ultrasound. Depending on the cause the first time around, it probably is not repetitive and no need to worry. ...Read more
I'm 33 weeks pregnant and was told today my amniotic fluid is low. 43, 0, 23 and 31mm. What will this mean for my baby and remaining pregnancy?
Close watching: If amniotic fluid is low, pregnant women are very closely watched. This may mean repeat ultrasounds and heart beat testing. It's possible that early delivery may be recommended. But in most cases, at 33 weeks, the baby and mom will both be fine as long as doctor advice is followed. ...Read more
I'm 32 weeks pregnant, total leucocytes count is 14, Amniotic fluid level 11cm. Is this leucocytes count high or normal during pregnancy? Plz help me.
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
I'm 32.5 weeks pregnant and have been told I have borderline low amniotic fluid at 6 cm. Will I more likely have a planned pregnancy by induction? Is it likely the baby can be go at least to 36-38 weeks?
Still normal: It is still normal - albeit low normal - and if there is nothing else wrong with the baby - then you more than likely make it to term ...Read more
Had ultrasound report - amniotic fluid 21.8, heart beat 130, weight 2991 +_ 12%. I am in 36 week of pregnancy. As per u/s 36.3 days. Evrthng fine?
WHAT DID HER DOC: Say? If you have all of those measurements surely her doc should have told her if everything was alright or not looks like everything is ok baby weighs 6-9 now will be larger in 3-4 weeks, if she were my pt would induce at 39-40 weeks before the baby gets too large, please discuss with her doc her doc should have told her if everything is ok or not. ...Read more
Should I be worried about amniotic fluid embolism with my pregnancy my first pregnancy I lost my baby to placental abruption at 39wks?
Don't think so: I don't think anybody can predict this rare complication. Sorry for your loss. The only suggestion I can give with your next pregnancy: try to get your future delivery done at the tertiary care facility. And keep on positive thinking, otherwise your future pregnancy would be a nightmare, filled with anxiety. ...Read more
Diagnosed with 1.4 cm polyp lower to mid segment of my uterus. Could it tear / burst during pregnancy or giving birth causing Amniotic fluid embolism?
Polyp/uterine: A uterine polyp is a growth from the lining of the uterus, and is not a threat to a pregnancy in any way, will not "tear or burst", nor cause an amniotic fluid embolism. Polyps can cause some bleeding when they twist and cut off their blood supply, but are not a cause for concern in pregnancy. ...Read more
Not much: Either your amniotic fluid is leaking or there is a fetal anomaly, I'm sure your doctors have discussed various causes and expected outcomes ...Read more
I had an ultrasound a few weeks ago unrelated to pregnancy my doctor told me that it showed excess fluid in the uterus. Could pregnancy be a cause?
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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