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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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


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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

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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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What to do about excessive amniotic fluid (hydramnios or polyhydramnios?

What to do about excessive amniotic fluid (hydramnios or polyhydramnios?

Polyhydramnios: 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

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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

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I want to know whether a sac of amniotic fluid is formed during pregnancy or it is already present in female body since birth.

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

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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?

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?

> 5: In general we look for an amniotic fluid level above 5 cm at term. 7.5 is normal but it needs to be analyze in terms of your specific pregnancy with your doctor. There may be other issues that change the answer to this question. ...Read more

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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...

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

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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.

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

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31 weeks pregnancy. I have low amniotic fluid. Please help?

31 weeks pregnancy. I have low amniotic fluid. Please help?

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

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36 week of pregnancy, 21.8 amniotic fluid is normal or high.? Any risk please help....

36 week of pregnancy, 21.8 amniotic fluid is normal or high.? Any risk please help....

See your GYN: The best accurate answer can only be given by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Can u leak amniotic fluid at 35 weeks of pregnancy?

Can u leak amniotic fluid at 35 weeks of pregnancy?

Yes, call OB: Call your obstetrician, could be premature rupture of membranes, infection, trauma, other things. ...Read more

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How does amniotic fluid dry up in the womb during pregnancy?

How does amniotic fluid dry up in the womb during pregnancy?

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

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Is it safe to have low amniotic fluid during the 22nd week of a first pregnancy?

Is it safe to have low amniotic fluid during the 22nd week of a first pregnancy?

See below: Low amniotif fluid is considered a risk to the pregnancy. See your doctor. He/she will search for reasons why the amniotic fluid is low. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant with second child. I was induced with the first because of no amniotic fluid what does this mean for this pregnancy.?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Relax: Your results are within normal range - relax. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids daily (water is best), take folic acid ~1 mg orally daily and accept my best wishes for a healthy pregnancy outcome! ...Read more

Dr. Lauren Phillips
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Excess Pregnancy Fluid (Definition)

Polyhydramnios is a condition where there is too much amniotic ...Read more