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Doctor insights on: Leaking Amniotic Fluid Or Urine

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Dark urine during prenancy, is it the amniotic fluid?

Dark urine during prenancy, is it the amniotic fluid?

Likely not.: Amniotic fluid is clear liquid.Dark urine could be due to dehydration or effect of meds. Follow up with ur oby for any concern. Take care. http://m.thebump.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-symptoms/articles/dark-urine-during-pregnancy.aspx. ...Read more

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Fetal lung fluid & urine make amniotic fluid, right? So what caused oligohydramnios?

Fetal lung fluid & urine make amniotic fluid, right? So what caused oligohydramnios?

Decreased perfusion: Oligo can be either loss of fluid or decreased production. A stressed infant will shunt oxygenated blood to more vital organs, less renal perfusion, therefore less urine produced. Anything that decreases placental perfusion can cause it (abruption or placental separation, poor implantation, vascular problems, clots, uterine abnls, etc). There are too many causes to list here, ask your ob. ...Read more

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What causes amniotic fluid to leak at 27 week?

What causes amniotic fluid to leak at 27 week?

A hole: The bag of water is held together by amniotic membranes that have less integrity than an overfilled water balloon. Sometimes, they develop a "hole" and leak and re-seal, and sometimes they don't. Either way you need to tell your OB MD of this development as fetus' can get infected and die if the membranes are truly compromised. ...Read more

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How to tell if you are leaking amniotic fluid?

How to tell if you are leaking amniotic fluid?

Amniotic fluid: That is done with a test by your healthcare worker. ...Read more

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What are the odds of leaking amniotic fluid at 16weeks?

What are the odds of leaking amniotic fluid at 16weeks?

Rare, but possible.: PPROM is rare before 20 weeks, but not unheard of; please see your obstetrician ASAP if you think that you are leaking amniotic fluid vaginally, as this may be a life-threatening complication of pregnancy (both for the embryo and the mother). ...Read more

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What causes amniotic fluid to leak and what should someone do to prevent that.?

What causes amniotic fluid to leak and what should someone do to prevent that.?

Many things: If you are worried about this you need to discuss this with your OB doc, various things can cause fluid to leak, and i assume early because if you start leaking fluid at 35 weeks or more the txment is to be delivered, premature labor, incompetent cervix, infection are some of teh things that can cause prom. ...Read more

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I think i'm leaking amniotic fluid. Whatever came out was much more than discharge .. Clear and kind of slimy or sticky after i touched it. N warn?

I think i'm leaking amniotic fluid. Whatever came out was much more than discharge .. Clear and kind of slimy or sticky after i touched it. N warn?

We need a little: More information. How far along r u? If over 23 weeks, if u think your water bag broke go in. If prior, still get seen soon but not nec. Tonight. Secondary to increased blood flow, the vagina does secrete more fluid in pregnancy. By history it usually is a noticeable event, though presentation is variable. You need to be seen sooner rather than later, especially if pre-term. ...Read more

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What does leaking amniotic fluid look like?

What does leaking amniotic fluid look like?

Thin water type flu: Fluid that will just keep coming out, will not stop, usually thin and clear, can sometimes be greenish if baby had a meconium bm in utero but if you are concerned u may be leaking please call your OB right now, because if i was your doc i would send u to l&d if there was any concern about leaking af. ...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 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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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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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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How to tell if leaking amniotic fluid or just watery discharge? 26.5 weeks having small gushes of fluid when i wake/stand up and wetness on liner

How to tell if leaking amniotic fluid or just watery discharge? 26.5 weeks having small gushes of fluid when i wake/stand up and wetness on liner

See your doctor: Amniotic fluid can be detected best at your ob's office using various tools. If you're having gushes of fluid with movement, i suggest you see your OB for an ultrasound and an exam to check the fluid to ensure it's not amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks and my panties get wet enough to leak through but not enough to fill a panty liner. How do I know if this is amniotic fluid? No scent.

I'm 36 weeks and my panties get wet enough to leak through but not enough to fill a panty liner. How do I know if this is amniotic fluid? No scent.

Get checked : If you are unsure and think that you may have ruptured your membranes then it is very important to be promptly evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Can i leak amniotic fluid where it is absorbed into my body? I am 32 weeks. I feel like my belly is shrinking

Can i leak amniotic fluid where it is absorbed into my body? I am 32 weeks. I feel like my belly is shrinking

Amniotic fluid leak: Amniotic fluid leakage can go unnoticed, but there are also other potential complications intra utero that might be happening associated with oligohydramnios (low placenta fluid). It is difficult however to tell just by a gross look at your belly. Sometimes there are changes in the baby's position that can make it look like it shrank. Follow up with your OB asap if in doubt you may be leaking a.F. ...Read more