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How will I know if I have an amniotic fluid leak?

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 more

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How do I know if I have a cerebrospinal fluid leak?

How do I know if I have a cerebrospinal fluid leak?

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

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What will happen if I get an amniotic fluid leak?

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 more

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How do I know if I have cerebrospinal fluid leak?

How do I know if I have cerebrospinal fluid leak?

Cerebrospinal fluid: A CSF leak is usually manifested by a salty taste in the back of throat or a watery discharge from the nose not related to a cold or infection ...Read more

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How can I tell if I are leaking amniotic fluid?

See you doctor: if you think you are leaking amniotic fluid, you should call your doctor ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an ear fluid problem?

How do I know if I have an ear fluid problem?

See an ENT doctor.: An ENT doctor can examine the ear, and often will have an audiologist measure your hearing and ear pressures as part of the workup. This will determine if fluid is present, as well as available treatment options. ...Read more

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How will i know if my waters have broken or if its just excess discharge? 30 weeks pregnant.

How will i know if my waters have broken or if its just excess discharge? 30 weeks pregnant.

No water break...: At this timeline in your pregnancy there is not enough water to break automatic and it could just be your excess discharge. Please get yourself checked by the GYN . Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea?

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

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What to do if I have fluid leakage at 39 weeks pregnant?

What to do if I have fluid leakage at 39 weeks pregnant?

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

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Do I need medical attention if I think my amniotic fluid is leaking?

Do I need medical attention if I think my amniotic fluid is leaking?

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 more

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Could you tell me how much fluid do I have to drink before my ultrasound?

Could you tell me how much fluid do I have to drink before my ultrasound?

At least a quart: Rarely women are overfull. You should get instructions from the facility performing the procedure. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a ruptured cyst?

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How to tell if I have a ruptured cyst?

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

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If I have an amniotic sac condition will I need bed rest?

If I have an amniotic sac condition will I need bed rest?

Yes: Low amniotic fluid or if there is premature rupture of the sac causing a leak will often prompt the recommendation of bed rest. This helps your baby develop unless the situations deteriorates which may prompt delivery. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a hematoma, edema, or aneurysm?

How do I know if I have a hematoma, edema, or aneurysm?

Things: To know you need to check with your doctor for an examination. Why are you specifically concerned? ...Read more

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Does cervical fluid have anything to do with a period? How do I know if it's coming?

Does cervical fluid have anything to do with a period? How do I know if it's coming?

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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How can I decide whether I should get an amnio?

How can I decide whether I should get an amnio?

Talk to your doctor: You should talk to your doctor to discuss the purpose of the procedure and the risks and benefits of the procedure. It is also helpful to ask your doctor if there are alternative tests that can give you the same or similar information. ...Read more

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