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Excessive Amniotic Fluid Surrounding The Unborn Infant
Diabetes?: Most of the time we don't know what causes polyhydramnios. It is associated with maternal diabetes and can result from trouble with the fetal kidneys or swallowing ability. In and of itself, it isn't harmful, though it can result in cord prolapse if the water breaks through an open cervix. Ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I want to know how it will affect my health and the growth of the baby. Amniotic fluid is adequate, growth of the baby is normal. I am 15 weeks 3 days?
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
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
Meconium? : I'm not sure if you are referring to thickened amniotic fluid that results from the baby having a bowel movement which is referred to as meconium? If so we only know about it at the time of delivery, and there is nothing to do except to make sure neonatology is present at the delivery to examine the baby .... ...Read more
Ultrasound at 40weeks today showed AFI 28cm. Excess amniotic fluid? All scans until now had normal amount. Should I worry? Glucose test was normal.
High: The AFI is a little above high normal. There can be several causes, including human error on how they measured. You say ALL scans, why were they doing more than one scan during you pregnancy. There must have been other concerns going on. But, since all were normal until now, I would suggest this is still a low risk finding. Speak with your OB for final interpretation. ...Read more
Potentially.: Persistent, chronic, severe oligohydramnios leads to pulmonary hypoplasia (small and maldeveloped lungs) that can prove lethal postnatally. Less extreme oligohydramnios is much more common and is typically a problem for labor - not postnatally if your obstetrician is competent. ...Read more
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