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Maternal Dehydration And Low Amniotic Fluid
Low amniotic fluid: Amniotic fluid levels are a indicator of good fetal health. Sometimes low fluid can just be representative of poor maternal hydration. Other times low fluid (oligohydramnios) can represent an adverse intrauterine enviorment due to many medical problems like hypertension or preeclampsia. Certain fetal and placental issues can also cause low fluid. Diagnosis and treatment can increase fluid. ...Read more
Oligohydramnios: Low amniotic fluid or oligohydramnios is a condition brought about by a decreased production of urine by the fetus either through a decreased placental perfusion or blocked urinary outlet, to name a few. It could also result from a ruptured amniotic membrane. One of the first signs of low fluid is a size-date discepancy of the growing uterus. An ultrasound will help to diagnose the condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I am currently 20weeks and 5days I was diagnosed last week with low amniotic fluid of 1.8mm and told to terminate but I refuse. I am now bleeding?
No specific cure: Oligohydramnios occurs infrequently in pregancy and there is no specific cure. Sometimes the amniotic fluid volume will increase with increased fluid intake (increased hydration). However the cause of the low fluid volume is the important factor and the specific management will depend on that diagnosis. ...Read more
Low amniotic fluid noted on u/s at 7+4w. Is it related to schs or placenta insufficiency? What can I do to increase the amount of fluid in sac?
No intervention : There are no interventions to correct this problem at this gestational age. ...Read more
Probably: If your afi is < 5, yes. If it's borderline, between 5-8, it should be strongly considered unless your cervix is unfavorable (difficult to induce d/t being closed, thick, and/or firm). If they wait, you also need a normal non-stress test (nst) or biophysical profile (bpp). If your afi > 8, it's ok to wait. Discuss this with your OB & make sure you understand "kick counts" & when to go to l&d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NOT IF you were: My pt ! ask your OB ! the standard of care is if you have oligihydramnios to not go past your due and your afi needs to be followed closely because if it gets down to 5.0 or lower u need to be delivered without delay, if it is between 5-10 u need to be watched closely , the farther u go the more chance for a cord problem like strangulation or other problems due to the low fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potentially.: Persistent, chronic, severe oligohydramnios leads to pulmonary hypoplasia (small and maldeveloped lungs) that can prove lethal postnatally. Less extreme oligohydramnios is much more common and is typically a problem for labor - not postnatally if your obstetrician is competent. ...Read more
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