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How To Prevent Amniotic Fluid Embolism
No: It may increase the risk.Get a more detailed answer ›
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No: In fact, a c section may increase the risk of such an event.
Clinical and DIC: Amniotic fluid embolism, depending on the amount of fluid getting into maternal circulation can be catastrophic. The diagnosis depends on clinical suspicion and testing for disseminated intra-vascular coagulation, namely low platelet count, elevated pt ptt, abnormal shape of red cells, low fibrinogen and fibrin split products, chest x-ray etc.
Sudden shock, death.: Afe is an extremely rare but typically lethal complication of late pregnancy. Usually it is unheralded and manifests with complete cardiovascular collapse requiring immediate advanced cardiac life support to avoid rapid death from bleeding and asystole. If the woman is still pregnant, stat delivery may help preserve the fetal life/brain.See 1 more doctor answer
Rare and serious: Amniotic fuild embolism (afe) is rare and usually occurs during delivery (vaginal or cesarean). It happens when amniotic fluid is forced into the blood steam. It can be difficult to diagnose and hard to treat - and can be fatal. Fortunately it is quite rare.See 1 more doctor answer
2 possibilities: The theoretical reason is that the operative delivery disrupts the tissues and allows amniotic fluid to more easily pass into the woman's blood vessels. But it's not entirely clear if this is a true risk or just an association. Women with suspected amniotic fluid embolism are rushed to c-section. So it's possible it's the other way around, amniotic fluid embolism increases risk of c-section.
Rare: Rare and you do NOT get AFE's by pushing -
Very rare: Amniotic fluid embolism is very rare. I wouldn't worry about that. The cause is not really understood and so it is unclear how to prevent it.
Yes: Careless surgery can open venous plexuses susceptible to pick up amniotic fluid. Too much pressure on the abdomen during cesarean can do the same thing as well. Sometimes with everything done perfectly still happens unfortunately.See 1 more doctor answer
Amniotic fluid embolism. ...can someone in this world of medicine help me...Can't get any help in Miami fl cause it's so rare. I'm not well.
Are you sure?: Are you sure you have an amniotic fluid embolus? It is not a chronic condition. It is an acute emergency, usually happening at the time of delivery, and is life threatening. Do you mean pulmonary embolism, which is also life threatening but not always an acute event. The risk of pulmonary embolus is increased during pregnancy.
Hope so everyday: Knowledge is never complete, doctor will be learning, every day on every disease to the endless eternity, to save humans, fortunately the dangerous amniotic fluid embolism is not that common.
If women were to purposely birth a baby in its amniotic sac. Wouldn't that lessen the chance of amniotic fluid embolism? I want a en caul birth
Pretty rare: En caul births are quite rare especially in live term gestations. The incidence is less than 1/80, 000. It is fine to want to do that but important to understand that nature tends to cause the water to break at some point during labor.
Rare: This a rare but very serious problem. It can occur when amniotic fluid gets into the blood stream and sets up a reaction that can b e life threatening., .
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Scared of amniotic fluid embolism am to go into labor any day. I feel like its going to happen, drs keep saying its rare...but it still happens.
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