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Medicine For Polyhydramnios
Is a medical condition describing an excess of amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac. It is seen in about 1% of pregnancies. it is typically diagnosed when the amniotic fluid index (afi) is greater than 24 cm. there are two clinical varieties of polyhydramnios:
chronic polyhydramnios where excess amniotic fluid accumulates gradually
acute polyhydramnios quickly accumulates. ...Read more
Greater than 20 cm: Polyhydramnios is usually defined as an amniotic fluid index (afi), a measure of the amount of amniotic fluid present, of more than 20 cm. In more severe cases the afi may be 30 or 40 or more centimeters. ...Read more
Many things: Polyhydramnios (too much amniotic fluid around the fetus) may happen for several reasons. The most common reason is that the mother has gestational diabetes. Anything that prevents a fetus from swallowing amniotic fluid can also cause polyhydramnios, including structural problems in the baby's mouth or throat or stomach, or muscular or neurologic problems. We never find the cause of some cases. ...Read more
Depends: Polyhydramnios may make movement of the diaphragm and taking a deep breathe more difficult. However, that depends on the degree of polyhydramnios. If you are having touble breathing you should contact your doctor. ...Read more
Less rare: Placental abruption is one of the increased risks associated with poly-hydramnios. Even then it is still fairly uncommon. ...Read more
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Most mild cases of polyhydramnios can be observed and just followed with increased testing. Most of time, all goes well.
Treating maternal diabetes, if that is the cause, can also improve the polyhydramnios.
In severe cases, medication or drainage of some of the fluid may be indicated. ...Read more
Disrupted circulatio: The amniotic fluid is in a delicate balance with mom's circulation. Over a 24 hour time period amniotic fluid gets exchanged several times. The fetus is part of this equation. The fetus' lungs are typically filled with fluid. If there is a fistula between the trachea and the esophagus, the equation is disrupted, resulted in excess amniotic fluid. ...Read more
Diabetes is a cause: Diabetes or Gestational Diabetes are known to sometimes cause polyhydramnios. If diabetes is the cause, the baby will be larger than expected for its stage of development. ...Read more
I have polyhydramnios, the baby measures three weeks ahead on ultrasound and baby has fluid around its heart. Are any of these related?
Hi, I am 24 weeks pregnant with dichronic twins. Twin 1 has hydramnios with 8.1 cm. Twin 2 has narrow lvot, I am are extremly worried. Pls advice.
I'm 22 weeks pregnant. And I had a ultrasound today the impression was borderline polyhydramnios is my baby at risk? She is a girl and fetal heartbeat
What to do if I'm 35 weeks pregnant and my ultrasound says mild polyhydramnios with bilateral fetal dilated renal calyces?
Talk to your doctor: Depending on other clinical factors, mild polyhydramnios and mild dilated calyces may be within normal limits, but could be markers for a high risk delivery and underlying fetal problems. This cannot be answered in a forum. Your doctor needs to evaluate all the parameters. ...Read more
Polyhydramnios: Polyhydramnios is an over abundance of amniotic fluid. There are many causes including fetal anomalies, diabetes, and an unknown. A good ultrasound examining the fetus for abnormalities is indicated. Polyhydramnios does not usually cause hypertension in the mother. That is more commonly due to either underlying high blood pressure or developing pre-eclampsia. ...Read more
How long can a soft cervix last at31 weeks? Lots of ewcm. Last baby born early 37w. Have polyhdramnios too. I know weeks but what about a month still?
YOU SHOULD BE: Discussing this at length with your OB who is taking care of you or the perinatologist who should be consulting on the case as they know your specifics and obviously should be monitoring you closely, with meds if necessary depending on your situation you could get to 37 weeks again they would know m=much better than me and it depends if your poly gets worse or not, call your OB this weekend. ...Read more
Not much: There is no easy treatment for excess amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios). Since most cases have no known cause even prevention is difficult. Infrequently, physicians can remove fluid with amniocentesis, that is, removing fluid through a long needle placed into the fluid sac usually under ultrasound guidance. ...Read more
Polyhydramnios: There are several possible causes for polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid). Many times, drs cannot find a definite reason. When a cause is found, most common are moms with high blood sugar/diabetes, and certain repairable birth defects in baby's digestive tract. Excess fluid can also overstretch the uterus and cause preterm labor. A special detailed ultrasound and close follow-up are recommended. ...Read more