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How To Prevent Fetal Hydrops
Ultrasound mostly.: Fetal hydrops can only be diagnosed with prenatal ultrasonography and certain blood tests can help with its etiology (e.g. Torch titers). Prenatal genetic diagnosis is also warranted in such cases to assess for Down syndrome or other severe anomalies. This can be achieved with cordocentesis, amniocentesis, placental biopsy or cell-free fetal dna isolation from the maternal blood. ...Read more
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Complicated: The abnormal collection of fluid in more than one area of the fetal body, ascites or effusions, is termed hydrops fetalis. It could be immune or non-immune. It has to be managed by a high risk specialist who can explain this complicated and deadly condition to you in detail. It's one reason early prenatal care can help identify any abnormal antibodies or infections that can cause it. ...Read more
Fluid accumulation: Fetal hydrops is a condition in which the fetus as an accumulation of fluid in at least 2 or more fetal compartments such as ascites, pleural effusion, or pericardial effusion. A fetus can have immune hydrops (related to red cell blood markers) or non-immune hydrous (related to fetal defects, maternal genetic or metabolic disorders. Fetal hydrous may carry a poor prognosis. ...Read more
No connection: There are many causes for fetal, hydrous but I don't believe air pressure is. ...Read more
Usually none.: Fetal hydrops usually causes few if any symptoms. Decreased fetal movement is an advanced sign. Maternal hypertension and headaches may herald the development of ballantyne syndrome (mirror syndrome) when the mother develops preeclampsia in response to fetal swelling. This is a dreaded complication that mandates pregnancy termination regardless of gestational age. ...Read more
Read this for information:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007308.htm ...Read more
Fetal hydrops: Fetal hydrops (erythroblastosis fetalis) - excess/ abnormal amount of fluid in 2 or more fetal compartments. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Fetal hydrops just means excess fluid in a baby's body. It can result from a variety of conditions, including severe anemia and heart failure. It is extremely serious, and frequently fatal, but if the underlying condition that caused the hydrops can be treated, a baby with hydrops can survive. ...Read more
I had pregnancy that ended in fetal hydrops. Just had an answer that parvovirus can cause it. I teach. I must have caught it and passed it Feel guilty?
Not your fault: I am sorry for your loss. However, you did not do anything wrong. Some times bad things happen to good people. Keep faith. For your health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more
Pregnancy 15 week, ultrasound report., . Turner syndrome with cystic hygroma and hydrops fetalis....., your advise required?
In the end. These findings in the first trimester usually carry a poor outlook for survival of the baby but there have been many reports of resolution of both cystic hygroma and hydrops as pregnancy progresses. Turner syndrome will always be there. I cannot decide for you but suggest you consider re-evaluating by ultrasound in 3-4 weeks should you decide to continue the pregnancy, you will then know more about the prognosis for the baby and any associated problems such as congenital heart defect etc.
see:http://www. Turnersyndrome. Org/#! child/c4ff ...Read more
Hydrops fetalis (HF): Hf is divided into two major categories: immune hf and nonimmune hf. Immune hydrops fetalis is caused by rh incompatibility, and used to be the most common cause. All other causes of hf are termed non-immune and may be caused by chromosomal aberrations, other genetic disorders, infections, anemias, structural birth defects such as congenital heart disease, and many other causes. ...Read more
My sister had fetal hydrop and is 7 months pregnant, they barely detected it. Is that going to affect the baby?
Not clear question..: If you are referring to umbilical artery abnormal doppler velocimetry, this is a specialized test for growth restricted fetuses and there is not much you can do about preventing fetal growth restriction. Avoid exercise and follow your perinatologist's instructions to avoid pregnancy complications. Hope this answers your question - if not, please try to specify what you are concerned about. ...Read more
Kick Counting: Fetal movement is reassuring. Babies that are in trouble stop moving, usually awhile before they are at risk of stillbirth. Monitoring fetal movement is a way to make sure that baby is doing well without hooking you up to a fetal monitor. If your monitoring indicates that baby isn't moving enough, you can go to the hospital for electronic fetal monitoring. Best wishes! ...Read more
I had unprotected sex 10 days ago. My period is 3 days late. I don't want my dad to know. How can I prevent it from growing into a fetus?
Pregnancy: Please go to your nearest plan parenthood. They should be able to help you. Also it's very dangerous to have unprotected sex. You would put yourself at risk for sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, Syphilis, Herpes, HPV (which could lead to cervical cancer) and. ... Please be careful and use protection next time. ...Read more
Is Metamucil safe in third trimester? Does it prevent nutrients from getting to fetus? How does it actually work and any precautions while taking it?
Can eating of very hot food or drinking of hot tea prevent implantation of the fetus or cause early miscarriage? Thank you.
No: Neither one. I hope that's good news! ...Read more
Am 16wks=5days preg, did first scan & noted huge abdnormal cyst size 75.9x72.2mm tht prevented fetal frm urinating. What culd hv cause this? Pls help
Here are some...: I'm glad to see you're on schedule for prenatal care from which a 7.59 x 7.22-cm cyst-like structure was seen in routine ultrasound imaging; this finding should be correlated with the images of other parts of fetus like kidneys, amount of amniotic fluid. Etc. If no other suspected abnormality is seen, repeating another ultrasound in 3-6 weeks to make sure if the size of this "cyst" changes... ...Read more
Reflux prevention: One of the most common reasons why both of these occur is due to reflux. Stomach juice leaving the stomach coming up into the throat can cause swelling and inflammation of the voice box. Sometimes if some of this juice gets onto the vocal chords it can lead to spasm. Avoid acidic foods and drinks and don't eat or drink for three hours before going to bed. ...Read more
Use your muscles: The contraction of calf muscles helps to push the blood back up to the heart. So doing calf raises, going for a walk are helpful. Compression socks (like jobst) are also very useful in preventing swelling especially if you have a job where you are standing still for many hours. ...Read more
Diuretics: Diuretics or "water pils" help the body remove the extra fluid in patients with chf. These include furosemide, torsemide, bumex, metalazone, spironolactone and occasionally hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). These usually are taken daily to keep extra fluid off. Limiting the amount of fluid intake to 1500 - 2000 cc/day can also limit the amount of meds needed. Severe edema may need IV meds in the hospital to get the fluid off. ...Read more
I was 12 wk preg. Fetus had cystic hygroma&above normal N.T&generalized edema, my Dr. Decided abortion, was it the right decision?
12 wks fetal hydrops: That early in pregnancy, edema is hydrops, generalized; an increased nuchal translucency will be seen, which later in pregnancy may turn into a cystic hygroma, unless septation was already present--as seen in severely affected 45X (Turner syndrome) fetuses. Many other potential causes, but prognosis of hydrops this early is dismal. An amniocentesis prior to abortion allows chromosomal analysis. ...Read more
Several: Several possibilities including Parvovirus infection. Risk if recurrence depends on the cause. Has to be evaluated by an obstetrician and genetics expert. ...Read more
What causes fetal distress? Any way I can prevent it from happening to my baby during my pregnancy?
Fetal distress: Fetal distress is a term which is used to indicate that the fetus, (ie baby inside the womb) is in trouble. This trouble usually occurs during labor, but sometimes it may precede onset of labor. Causes include cord compresson, placental prolems related to maternal health before and during pregnancy. If you maintain good health your fetus will be healthy enough to respond well to treatments. ...Read more