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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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Can fibroids outside the uterus cause miscarriage in the first few weeks of pregnancy?

Can fibroids outside the uterus cause miscarriage in the first few weeks of pregnancy?

Inside, yes: Fibroids inside the uterus can cause miscarriages but outside not so much. The fibroids would have to be very large and/or intrude upon the intrauterine cavity itself to do so. Then, it will interfere with continued fertilized ovum implantation and growth. ...Read more

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Is a fetus protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

Is a fetus protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

To a great extent.: In utero life is largely sheltered and protected from external dangers due to its location and the placental defense barrier. It is not impervious to all toxins, however, nor to severe trauma or infections. ...Read more

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Do the walls of your vagina swell in early pregnancy?

Do the walls of your vagina swell in early pregnancy?

Not normally.: Classic pregnancy sxs usually don’t begin until period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). These can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. May be ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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At 20 weeks during a 3rd pregnancy, where is the top of the uterus usually located in relation to the belly button with a singleton pregnancy?

At 20 weeks during a 3rd pregnancy, where is the top of the uterus usually located in relation to the belly button with a singleton pregnancy?

At 20 weeks: the uterus should be at the level of the belly button. This is measured with the patient reclining and relaxed by the obstetrician.This cannot be accurately measured while standing or by the patient herself ( even if she is an obstetrician-personal experience with this!). ...Read more

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Pain in the abdomen during urination-sign of periods or pregnancy?

Pain in the abdomen during urination-sign of periods or pregnancy?

May be neither: If this continues please d/w your physician to insure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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Is the inside of your vagina swollen in early pregnancy?

Is the inside of your vagina swollen in early pregnancy?

Not normally: Classic pregnancy sxs usually don’t begin until after your period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). These can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be ^ white vaginal discharge. Take a home pregnancy test >. ...Read more

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Dark urine during prenancy, is it the amniotic fluid?

Dark urine during prenancy, is it the amniotic fluid?

Likely not.: Amniotic fluid is clear liquid.Dark urine could be due to dehydration or effect of meds. Follow up with ur oby for any concern. Take care. http://m.thebump.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-symptoms/articles/dark-urine-during-pregnancy.aspx. ...Read more

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If salmonella gets in the vagina or in the cervix when pregnant or just before becoming pregnant, as in during luteal phase, could it harm the fetus?

If salmonella gets in the vagina or in the cervix when pregnant or just before becoming pregnant, as in during luteal phase, could it harm the fetus?

Potentially: This would be very unusual but potentially any infection in the cervix might hurt the fetus. Note that there is a cervical plug that acts as a barrier to infection that does help. I am not sure how this would be introduced but if this is a major concern then ask your ob doctor. Best wishes ...Read more

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What are the risk and outcomes of low amniotic fluid in the first trimester? (17weeks pregnant)

What are the risk and outcomes of low amniotic fluid in the first trimester? (17weeks pregnant)

Poor lung developmnt: The fluid is what the fetus "breathes" and helps the lungs develop normally. Severely decreased amniotic fluid can prevent the lungs from growing, developing, and being able to support the breathing needs of a newborn. Please visit with your provider to discuss management and options. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Does the bladder shift during pregnancy?

Does the bladder shift during pregnancy?

Yes!: As the uterus enlarges, other organs and structures in the body are shifted or moved to make way for the growing size of the uterus. ...Read more

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Can multiple cysts bursting cause a miscarriage during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Can multiple cysts bursting cause a miscarriage during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Maybe in theory : If the cysts were corpora lutea ( plural of corpus outrun), but in reality this happens very very uncommonly. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy occur when sperm is onlu outside the vagina?

Can pregnancy occur when sperm is onlu outside the vagina?

Possibly.: "natural" methods of contraception have high unintended pregnancy rates because spermatozoa are typically released before ejaculation. So, you may think that all the semen is outside the vagina, but in fact still be at risk for getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Could the uterus grow over or under the abdominal muscles during pregnancy?

Could the uterus grow over or under the abdominal muscles during pregnancy?

Under: In the later stages of pregnany the uterus enlarges and extends beyond the pelvis to the abdomen and it grows deeper to the abdominal muscles which stretch to accomodate the increased size of the uterus. Hope that helps. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more