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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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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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Blood debris in amniotic fluid normal?

Blood debris in amniotic fluid normal?

Based on setting: During pregnancy, it is not unusual to see "debris" in the amniotic fluid during ultrasound. This is likely related to vernix - a cheesy substane produced by the baby. On the other hand, bloody amniotic fluid that is actually seen can be normal, or it can be a sign of a complication called placental abruption. In either case, this should be clarified by the ob/gyn involved. ...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 embolism?

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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What is amniotic fluid embolism?

Maternal illness: As a complication of pregnancy and delivery, amniotic fluid may gain entry into the maternal circulation. It induces intravascular thrombus formation followed by bleeding disorder, and respiratory problems and shock in the mother. ...Read more

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Does leaking fluid causes oligohydramnios to a pregnant woman?

Does leaking fluid causes oligohydramnios to a pregnant woman?

Eventually !: Amniotic fluid made by a contribution and maternal and fetal sources such a fetus urine (sterile). Leakage of fluid will eventually challenge the speed of fluid that can be formed. Consult with your obgyn since this may be urgent ! ...Read more

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Clear fluid non smell from bottom?

Clear fluid non smell from bottom?

Not sure: I cannot think of any fluid leakage from the bottom which is clear. Mucus is possible but that is not usually considered fluid. Pus and blood won't fit that description either. ...Read more

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Am i leaking amniotic fluid or is it discharge? 38 weeks, sched C-section 5/6, clear fluid have to change underwear, smells normal vagina, very thin

Am i leaking amniotic fluid or is it discharge? 38 weeks, sched C-section 5/6, clear fluid have to change underwear, smells normal vagina, very thin

Need to be checked: Although having an increased amount of vaginal discharge is normal in pregnancy, any pregnant woman near term with a continuous, clear, watery discharge should be evaluated to rule out amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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Im leaking a thick fluid from my nipples? Colostrum?

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Im leaking a thick fluid from my nipples? Colostrum?

See your doctor ASAP: Leaking any fluid from nipples should not be taken lightly unless you are breast feeding. Rare condition such as prolactinoma is one of the possibilities. ...Read more

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What is amniotic fluid?

What is amniotic fluid?

Fluid around baby: Amniotic fluid is the fluid that surrounds and protects the baby. The baby makes the amniotic fluid. How much fluid you drink, how well the placenta works and how the baby is doing all affect how much fluid there is. Too much fluid can be concerning as can too little fluid. ...Read more

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Why is hydrocephalus fluid clear when pee out?

Why is hydrocephalus fluid clear when pee out?

Unrelated fluid: Water in the brain is special that is produced inside the ventricles and circulates to bathe the brain and be absorbed. Water in the bladder is produced inthe kidneys and flushes out toxic by products as urine. Hydrocephalus is a condition of excess brain water. If this water is shunted out of the brain, it will end up being processed by the kidneys and excreted as urine. Brain water is clear. ...Read more

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Can u leak amniotic fluid at 35 weeks of pregnancy?

Can u leak amniotic fluid at 35 weeks of pregnancy?

Yes, call OB: Call your obstetrician, could be premature rupture of membranes, infection, trauma, other things. ...Read more

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Leaking clear fluid from vagina, should I be concerned?

Leaking clear fluid from vagina, should I be concerned?

Testing: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Pregnant 17w4d increased vaginal discharge. Some white but some clear too. Underwear not wet but dump/sweaty sometimes. Is it amniotic fluid leak?

Pregnant 17w4d increased vaginal discharge. Some white but some clear too. Underwear not wet but dump/sweaty sometimes. Is it amniotic fluid leak?

Ask your OB MD: This is a question that has to be answered by your treating OB MD and not this virtual forum. Call the OB MD's office. ...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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What does large fluid collection with an air fluid level mean ??

What does large fluid collection with an air fluid level mean ??

Where?: Where is this seen? Is this on plain x-ray or a CT scan? Need much more detailed clinical information. Could mean anything from air & fluid in a urinary bladder, air & fluid in the stomach, or something concerning like an abscess. Review with the doctor who ordered the study please. ...Read more

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What causes white fluid discharge from vagina?

Normal: A white discharge that has no abnormal odor, itch, or burning is normal. If you are ever unsure, however, get a checkup by your obgyn. ...Read more