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What is polyhydramnios?

What is polyhydramnios?

Polyhdramnios: Is a medical condition describing an excess of amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac. It is seen in about 1% of pregnancies.[1][2][3] it is typically diagnosed when the amniotic fluid index (afi) is greater than 24 cm.[4][5] there are two clinical varieties of polyhydramnios: chronic polyhydramnios where excess amniotic fluid accumulates gradually acute polyhydramnios quickly accumulates. ...Read more

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Excess Pregnancy Fluid (Definition)

Polyhydramnios is a condition where there is too much amniotic ...Read more


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How much for polyhydramnios afi?

How much for polyhydramnios afi?

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

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What causes this polyhydramnios?

What causes this polyhydramnios?

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

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What are the symptoms of polyhydramnios?

What are the symptoms of polyhydramnios?

Large belly: A larger than usual abdomen corresponding to gestational age. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever been to term if they have polyhydramnios?

Has anyone ever been to term if they have polyhydramnios?

Yes: Most cases of polyhydramnios are mild, and most of those pregnancies will go to term. If polyhydramnios is more severe, it can causes premature labor. Sometimes removing some of the excess amniotic fluid by amniocentesis can help stop premature labor. ...Read more

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What is acute neonatal hydramnios?

What is acute neonatal hydramnios?

About the fetus: When the fetus is developing their is too much fluid in the uterine sac for fetal development. ...Read more

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What causes polyhydramnios in gdm?

What causes polyhydramnios in gdm?

Fetal polyuria.: When the maternal blood sugar is elevated for prolonged periods of time, the sugar crosses over to the fetus and it cannot retain it in its kidneys, therefore profuse fetal glucosuria ensues. This leads to polyhydramnios. ...Read more

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How could diabetes be a cause of polyhydramnios?

How could  diabetes be a cause of polyhydramnios?

High Sugars Cause It: If mom's blood sugar is high, the baby's is too. The same way high sugars cause an adult to urinate more, this high sugar. Causes the baby to make more urine, and the baby's urine is what makes up the amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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Am I having trouble breathing due to polyhydramnios?

Am I having trouble breathing due to polyhydramnios?

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