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How Will I Know If I Have An Amniotic Fluid Leak
It can be difficult: Being able to tell if you "broke your water" can, at times, be difficult to ascertain. Any question that you may have an amniotic leak should immediately be brought to your ob's attention. Nevertheless, some signs may be a constant trickle of fluid or wetness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your doctor.: A CSF leak can be manifested in various ways. Typically, patients will complain of a postural headache (headache that worsens with standing, improves with lying down). Sometimes, clear fluid can be seen dripping from one's nose or they can taste a salty fluid in the back of their throat. Sometimes, nausea and/or double vision can develop. A CSF leak can place you at risk for meningitis. ...Read more
Hospital admission: If you are talking about water breaking between 24-34 weeks and no labor, you would be admitted to the hospital on bedrest. Steroid injections would be given to help mature the baby's lungs. Antibiotics may be given to reduce the risk of infection in the uterus. The baby would be monitored for heart rate problems and growth problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Test fluid: Have the fluid tested.Get a more detailed answer ›
What kind work: Work involving heavy lifting, holding breathe, working in area which takes care of infection should be avoided. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
See your Ob: If you are leaking fluid at 39 weeks it can be difficult to tell if it is amniotic fluid, urine or just watery mucus. Its best to have it checked out because if your membranes are ruptured, you need to be delivered. If you are ruptured for days and days without being delivered, you can get an infection inside the uterus that can be dangerous. ...Read more
Yes: The bag of waters can leak amniotic fluid even early in pregnancy. The fluid is fetal urine so some women think they just wet themselves. It is difficult for a woman to know, but there are tests OB providers do to tell if there was rupture of membranes (rom). Because there can be risks to woman and fetus, medical attention is required whenever liquid comes out her vagina as gush or persistent leak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At least a quart: Rarely women are overfull. You should get instructions from the facility performing the procedure. ...Read more
Pain evolution.: The pain from a ruptured cyst gets better spontaneously over several hours. This is different than, for example, an ovarian torsion or a ruptured appendix, where the pain would get worse. Definitely have your healthcare provider on board to monitor your signs/symptoms to avoid missing those more emergent conditions. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Things: To know you need to check with your doctor for an examination. Why are you specifically concerned? ...Read more
Unclear term: It is not clear what you are referring to by cervical fluid. That is not a term I am familiar with. If you are experiencing abnormal discharge from the vagina then schedule a visit for testing. Use your past menstrual cycle history as a guide to predict when the next one is likely to occur. ...Read more
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