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Doctor insights on: Polyhydramnios In Children

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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

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How rare is placenta abruption with polyhydramnios?

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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What to do about excessive amniotic fluid (hydramnios or polyhydramnios?

What to do about excessive amniotic fluid (hydramnios or polyhydramnios?

Polyhydramnios: 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

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How are tracheoesophageal fistulas and polyhydramnios related?

How are tracheoesophageal fistulas and polyhydramnios related?

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

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Treatment of breathlessness while suffering from polyhydramnios?

Treatment of breathlessness while suffering from polyhydramnios?

Amniocentesis: You should be under the care of a high risk pregnancy specialist. In some situations, the perinatologist may decide to relieve some of the pressure by removing some fluid with amniocentesis. ...Read more

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How is gestational diabetes outcome correlated to polyhydramnios?

How is gestational diabetes outcome correlated to 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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Can you tell me how is gestational diabetes correlated to polyhydramnios?

Can you tell me how is gestational diabetes correlated to polyhydramnios?

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

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How long does premature rupture of membranes associated with polyhydramnios last?

How long does premature rupture of membranes associated with polyhydramnios last?

Depends: The rupture and loss of fluid are fast. Delivery should be undertaken shortly thereafter to avoid complifcations of infection. ...Read more

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I have polyhydramnios, the baby measures three weeks ahead on ultrasound and baby has fluid around its heart. Are any of these related?

I have polyhydramnios, the baby measures three weeks ahead on ultrasound and baby has fluid around its heart. Are any of these related?

Could Be: There is something called nonimmune hydrops fetalis. This can be caused by chromosome disorders, metabolic storage diseases, cardiac abnormalities, anemia, infections, and other fetal problems. Amniocentesis as well as a detailed fetal ultrasound may be suggested. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Twins: Try not to worry about everything during your pregnancy. It will only stress both you and the babies. You should be seeing a high risk pregnancy doctor due to your situation. A maternal fetal specialist should help you through your questions and concerns. ...Read more

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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

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

Sonogram details: Consider scheduling a visit with your treating Obgyn who can go over the specific details of your sonogram report. They can explain the findings and determine if other testing is needed. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 35 weeks pregnant and my ultrasound says mild polyhydramnios with bilateral fetal dilated renal calyces?

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

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What is pathophysiology polyhydramnions cause hypertension?

What is pathophysiology polyhydramnions cause hypertension?

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

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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?

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

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What is the treatment for excess pregnancy fluid?

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

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Is excess pregnancy fluid a symptom of a specific disorder?

Is excess pregnancy fluid a symptom of a specific disorder?

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

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I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

Chocolate: This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more