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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Oligohydramnios (Overview)

An AFI (amniotic fluid index) of less than 5cm or a largest vertical pocket measurement of less than 2cm is the definition of oligohydramnios.


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What are the major symptoms of oligohydramnios?

What are the major symptoms of oligohydramnios?

Decreased movement: Unborn babies with less fluid usually exhibit decreased movement compared to those weigh normal fluid levels. In addition, the size of the pregnant belly may lag behind in size. The diagnosis is confirmed by ultrasound. ...Read more

Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
191 Doctors shared insights

Oligohydramnios (Overview)

An AFI (amniotic fluid index) of less than 5cm or a largest vertical pocket measurement of less than 2cm is the definition of oligohydramnios.


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How does preeclampsia causes oligohydramnios?

How does preeclampsia causes oligohydramnios?

Decreased fetal GFR.: Oligohydramnios is a sign of decreased fetal glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in the absence of rupture of amniotic membranes. Preeclampsia can cause placental failure and thus poor perfusion of the fetoplacental unit leading to oligohydramnios. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for oligohydramnios?

What is the treatment for oligohydramnios?

Rest: The best treatment is rest, which will increase blood flow to the placenta, improving fetal urine output. Antihypertensive drug therapy may also effective if high blood pressure is present. ...Read more

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Reasons for oligohydramnios, how to prevent in next pregnancy?

Reasons for oligohydramnios, how to prevent in next pregnancy?

Placenta: Most commonly the placenta is the source of oligohydramnios (though congenital abnormalities can occur too). Most common reason for oligo are related to blood pressure. Did you have a problem with elevated blood pressure in the pregnancy? Or with diabetes? Exercise is a great way to prevent both of those problems. 60 min of cardiovascular exercise a day, 5-6 days a week is best! ...Read more

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What foods is best for oligohydramnios?

What foods is best for oligohydramnios?

No special foods...: There are no special foods to help prevent or treat oligohydramnios, so a pregnant woman can just stay on her usual healthy diet. It is believed that dehydration in the mom can cause oligohydramnios, so the mom should avoid getting dehydrated. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of oligohydramnios?

Decreased movement: Unborn babies with less fluid usually exhibit decreased movement compared to those weigh normal fluid levels. In addition, the size of the pregnant belly may lag behind in size. The diagnosis is confirmed by ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Oligohydramnios?

What is the definition or description of: Oligohydramnios?

Low AFI: An AFI (amniotic fluid index) of less than 5cm or a largest vertical pocket measurement of less than 2cm is the definition of oligohydramnios. ...Read more

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What is the common term used for oligohydramnios patient?

What is the common term used for oligohydramnios patient?

Too little fluid: There is not a normal amount of amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus. This can be caused by a variety of things, you should ask your obstetrician for more information and an explanation if this has been diagnosed. ...Read more

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How long does paregnancy associated with oligohydramnios last?

How long does paregnancy associated with oligohydramnios last?

Depends: How long oligohydramnios lasts depends on the cause and what is done to address it. It can last up until delivery and needs to be very carefully managed, usually with the help of a maternal-fetal medicine expert (a doctor who treats high risk pregnancies). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hello, I was diagnosed with severe oligohydramnios at 20 weeks. It's been 9 weeks and everything is fine. Looking good?

Hello, I was diagnosed with severe oligohydramnios at 20 weeks. It's been 9 weeks and everything is fine. Looking good?

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What is the treatment for oligohydramnios?

Rest: The best treatment is rest, which will increase blood flow to the placenta, improving fetal urine output. Antihypertensive drug therapy may also effective if high blood pressure is present. ...Read more

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How does preeclampsia causes oligohydramnios?

Decreased fetal GFR.: Oligohydramnios is a sign of decreased fetal glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in the absence of rupture of amniotic membranes. Preeclampsia can cause placental failure and thus poor perfusion of the fetoplacental unit leading to oligohydramnios. ...Read more

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Causes of 1st trimester oligohydramnios?

Causes of 1st trimester oligohydramnios?

Fluids: Most common are inadequate fluid intake, too much caffeine, diabetes not well controlled, and test error. First trimester fluid estimates are very difficult to be accurate. ...Read more

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Reasons for oligohydramnios, how to prevent in next pregnancy?

Placenta: Most commonly the placenta is the source of oligohydramnios (though congenital abnormalities can occur too). Most common reason for oligo are related to blood pressure. Did you have a problem with elevated blood pressure in the pregnancy? Or with diabetes? Exercise is a great way to prevent both of those problems. 60 min of cardiovascular exercise a day, 5-6 days a week is best! ...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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Subchorionic hemorrhage, placental abruption, oligohydramnios (20w3d). What does this all mean? Is it serious?

Subchorionic hemorrhage, placental abruption, oligohydramnios (20w3d). What does this all mean? Is it serious?

Placenta: This means there is a collection of blood between the placenta and the uterine wall- therefore the abruption, the term oligohydramnios basically means low amniotic fluid and can have multiple causes including placenta dysfunction on the side of the mother, of problems with the fetus- problems with the kidneys. Please speak to your physician and seek a referral to a perinatologist. ...Read more

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Hi im 22 weeks and 6 days, im pregnant with triplets and today I found out one of my babies has moderate oligohydramnios with intact membranes, help?

Hi im 22 weeks and 6 days, im pregnant with triplets and today I found out one of my babies has moderate oligohydramnios with intact membranes, help?

Oligohydromnias: Oligohydromnios can have many reasons. Many times the OB monitors the baby's growth to make sure sure that it is not IUGR. THEY ALSO NEED TO monitor the baby's kidney to make sure they are functioning well ...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