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How can someone survive an amnotic fluid embolism?

How can someone survive an amnotic fluid embolism?

Immediate diagnosis: A md who immediately suspects amniotic fluid embolism for the chest pain, shortness of breath, and unexplained anxiety will treat it fast before it has a chance to kill. ...Read more

Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more


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What cause amniotic fluid embolism to happen during a C-section what can go wrong?

What cause amniotic fluid embolism to happen during a C-section what can go wrong?

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., . ...Read more

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Should i fear amniotic fluid embolism? And what is the safest way?

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. ...Read more

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How does meconium stain amniotic fluid causes amniotic fluid embolism?

How does meconium stain amniotic fluid causes amniotic fluid embolism?

It does not!: Meconium passage in utero is common and generally without consequence provided there is no fetal distress. Amniotic fluid embolism is a very rare but almost always lethal maternal complication of late pregnancy. The two conditions are unrelated. ...Read more

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How often do women get saved from amonotic fluid embolism?

How often do women get saved from amonotic fluid embolism?

Hard to say: Its not a very common problem diff to diagnose je to be thinking about the possibilities when symptoms develop. ...Read more

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How can I prevent amniotic sac disorders?

How can I prevent amniotic sac disorders?

Need more info: If you are asking about too little amniotic fluid, avoid becoming a diabetic or hypertensive which can decrease fluid. If you are asking about too much fluid, avoid diabetes of pregnancy which can sometimes cause this. If you are asking about amniotic bands, etc then there really is nothing you can do to prevent them. ...Read more

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Is thick amniotic fluid will harm the baby ? How to treat that problem ? Thanks

Is thick amniotic fluid will harm the baby ? How to treat that problem ? Thanks

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

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How is pulmonary edema treated in pregnancy?

How is pulmonary edema treated in pregnancy?

In hospital: Pulmonary edema it is a serious medical condition. In pregnancy requires immediate intervention in the hospital. Depending the cause, the treatment differs but most of the time diuretics are used to get rid of the excess fluids in lungs. Yet care should be taken not do drain too much fluid and affect the baby. This is the reason is treated only in hospital under supervision. ...Read more

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How to increase synovial fluid.

How to increase synovial fluid.

Varies: Synovial cells that line the synovial joints are the source of synovial fluid. They usually make more fluid in response to an inflammation of the joint capsule, a condition called synovitis. We do not really know of a therapeutic way to increase synovial fluid production in an arthritic joint, but there have been many studies and attempts to do so. ...Read more

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How to treat loculated peritoneal effusion?

How to treat loculated peritoneal effusion?

Do you mean : Pleural effusion or peritoneal fluid? Either way, it will require drainage for diagnostic purposes at least, unless your doctor knows why it is there. If it persists, drainage under ct guidance or even surgical drainage becomes necessary. Ask your doctor who ordered the test what to do about this abnormal finding. ...Read more

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How can an air embolism kill your fetus?

How can an air embolism kill your fetus?

Extremely rare: Air embolism refers to air or gas entering the blood stream. In an adult it can be from an intravenous line. In the case of a fetus the potential would be from the mothers bloodstream or vaginal canal. If you have concerns then discuss these with your obstetrician. They are here to help you and rare case reports exist. ...Read more

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How to get relapse of pulmonary edema?

How to get relapse of pulmonary edema?

Not always the heart: Pulmonary edema is a term indicating fluid in the lungs. It can be cardiogenic ie heart failure or noncardiogenic. Causes of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema include pneumonia, autoimmune, cancer, etc. The key to preventing recurrances is to evaluate the cause and treat it. ...Read more

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Can you have an Amniotic fluid embolisim without any trauma to uterus? How do you prevent cervical tears that cause AFE?

Can you have an Amniotic fluid embolisim without any trauma to uterus? How do you prevent cervical tears that cause AFE?

Rare: Fortunately amniotic fluid embolism is rare and it is not necessarily caused by cervical tears. The only way to completely prevent cervical tears is by c-section before labor and amniotic fluid embolism can occur with c-section. This is truly sufficiently rare that it is not a realistic worry. Talk to your OB and if you continue to worry seek counseling to help with your fear. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to differentiate pleural effusion and pulmonary edema in an x-ray?

How to differentiate pleural effusion and pulmonary edema in an x-ray?

Mobiliy / location: Pleural effusion is fluid that accumulates in pleural lining around lungs and is usually mobile.Pulmonary edema is fluid that accumulates in interstitial or alveolar spaces of the lungs proper.Pleural fluid will change configuration or move in the pleural space from. by changing patient position. Edema in lung proper not very mobile.Pleural fluid is easily seen by ultrasound of chest as peripheral ...Read more

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What causes amniotic fluid embolism?

Vein: It is when amniotic fluid enters the bloodstream through the venous system. It can be very dangerous, potentially causing a embolus in the lung. ...Read more

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How do you treat fluid leaking from legs?

How do you treat fluid leaking from legs?

1st find cause: Before discussing treatment, it's always a good idea to figure out cause of symptom/concern. In this case, need to find out why fluid is leaking form legs. Sure, you can just wrap legs to absorb fluid. But it's better to get to bottom of issue rather than white wash it. For instance, are you referring to venous stasis ulcer? Bottom line, see your Family Doc for initial evaluation. ...Read more

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How to deminish fluid in the lungs due to congestive heart failure?

How to deminish fluid in the lungs due to congestive heart failure?

Why do you have CHF?: The answer in part requires your health care provider to determine why you have congestive heart failure and ruling out other possible causes for the fluid, and what other conditions you may have. Among the many important issues: do you have high blood pressure? Any lung disease? Kidney disease? A history of a past heart attack? What's your age? Has treatment been tried before? Did it work? ...Read more

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What is superimposed edema and pneumatocele can ventilor cause that and ruptured lungs?

What is superimposed edema and pneumatocele can ventilor cause that and ruptured lungs?

Ventilator: Pressures and volumes can cause pneumatocele and definitely can cause ruptured lung especially in a diseased lung. Edema is just fluid either from running fluid or from the heart being weaker in time of sepsis. ...Read more

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How do you treat fluid around the kidneys?

How do you treat fluid around the kidneys?

Depends on what it: Is . If it is pus , it need to be drained through ultrasound guided or ct guided procedure . If it is small amount of fluid that does not cause symptoms , monitoring for its size may suffice . Good luck. ...Read more

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Amniotic Fluid Embolism (Definition)

Amniotic fluid embolism happens when amniotic fluid, fetal cells, fetal hair, or other debris enters the mother's blood stream and lodges in her lungs as a ...Read more