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Doctor insights on: Oligohydramnios Functional Fetal Abnormalities

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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

Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Oligohydramnios (Definition)

Oligohydramnios is a condition where there is not enough amniotic ...Read more


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Im 20 weeks 6 days pregnant my ultrasound result shows oligohydramnios fetal ascites is there anyway i can save my baby?

Im 20 weeks 6 days pregnant my ultrasound result shows oligohydramnios fetal ascites is there anyway i can save my baby?

Diagnosis : Obviously both of those are negative signs at this gestational age. If not done already, asked to be referred to a perinatologist for a evaluation. TORCH blood testing, a fetal echocardiogram and possibly an amniocentesis should be done. Fetal DNA sequencing can be done from maternal blood in some cases. ...Read more

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Ultrasound result: single live intrautrerine pregnancy,presently cephalic,20weeks and 5days gestation,oligohydramnios fetal ascites..what can i do

Ultrasound result: single live intrautrerine pregnancy,presently cephalic,20weeks and 5days gestation,oligohydramnios fetal ascites..what can i do

See perinatologist: Its frightening to have an ultrasound that gives news that isn't perfect. Oligohydramnios means that there isn't enough fluid around the baby. You can help make more fluid by drinking lots and lots of water and getting enough rest. You need to see a perinatologist to find out why. This is a doctor who concentrates on complicated pregnancies to find out why. Best Wishes! ...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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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 are the major symptoms of oligohydramnios?

What are the major symptoms of oligohydramnios?

Decreased fetal move: Decreased fetal movement is the typical symptom associated with oligohydramnios. This is a potentially serious pregnancy complication and prompt/expert medical care should be sought! ...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?

No.: Lidaderm patch (5%) is NOT classified as a narcotic. The active ingredient is an anesthetic (Lidocaine). The drug decreases the nerves from transmitting painful impulses to spinal cord and subsequently to the brain. Lidocaine in non-habit forming. The chemical name of lidocaine is acetamide, 2-(diethylamino)-N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl). Licocaine’s structural is attached. ...Read more

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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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