signs of leaking amniotic fluid

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Dr. Alan Patterson answered:

What does leaking amniotic fluid look like?

Thin water type flu

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fluid that will just keep coming out, will not stop, usually thin and clear,can sometimes be greenish if baby had a meconium BM in utero BUT IF YOU are concerned u may be leaking PLEASE call your OB right now,because if I was your doc I would send u to L&D if there was any concern about leaking AF
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What will happen if I get an amniotic fluid leak?

Hospital admission

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If you are talking about water breaking between 24-34 weeks and no labor, you would be admitted to the hospital on bedrest. Steroid injections would be given to help mature the baby's lungs. Antibiotics may be given to reduce the risk of infection in the uterus. The baby would be monitored for heart rate problems and growth problems.
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How will I know if I have an amniotic fluid leak?

Fluid leakage

If you have liquid discharge, you should notify your physician. Most women's water doesn't break until labor starts, however, sometimes the amniotic bag ruptures prior to labor, and can even occur preterm. Symptoms can include sudden burst of fluid from the vagina, or a chronic watery discharge. Either symptom is concerning and should be reported immediately to your physician.
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Can u leak amniotic fluid at 35 weeks of pregnancy?

Yes, call OB

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Call your Obstetrician, could be premature rupture of membranes, infection, trauma, other things.
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Low amniotic fluid at 24 wks pregnant. can I be leaking?

Fetal anomaly vs ROM

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The most common reason for low amniotic fluid in the second trimester is a fetal anomaly. Most common anomaly involves the renal system. Rupture of membranes causes 30-40% of low fluid in the second trimester. If the fluid level is very low, pregnancy outcome can be poor.
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How can i tell if I am leaking amniotic fluid or just urine?

Test fluid

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have the fluid tested
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Dr. Pam Yoder answered:

Do I need medical attention if I think my amniotic fluid is leaking?

Yes

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The bag of waters can leak amniotic fluid even early in pregnancy. The fluid is fetal urine so some women think they just wet themselves. It is difficult for a woman to know, but there are tests OB providers do to tell if there was rupture of membranes (ROM). Because there can be risks to woman and fetus, medical attention is required WHENEVER liquid comes out her vagina as gush or persistent leak
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Is there a test to see if i am leaking amniotic fluid that i can do at home?

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Dr. Alan Patterson answered:

What causes amniotic fluid to leak and what should someone do to prevent that.?

Many things

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if you are worried about this you need to discuss this with your OB doc, various things can cause fluid to leak, and I assume early because if you start leaking fluid at 35 weeks or more the txment is to be delivered, premature labor, incompetent cervix, infection are some of teh things that can cause PROM
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Can a yeast infection cause a PH strip to turn blue green when testing for amniotic fluid leaking?

Low ph

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Yeast has a very low pH. Bacterial vaginosis can cause a false positive amniotic fluid test because it has a high pH
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