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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Do I need medical attention if I think my amniotic fluid is leaking?

Dr. Pam Yoder
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Do I need medical attention if I think my amniotic fluid is leaking?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How will I know if I have an amniotic fluid leak?

Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How will I know if I have an amniotic fluid leak?

It can be difficult: Being able to tell if you "broke your water" can, at times, be difficult to ascertain. Any question that you may have an amniotic leak should immediately be brought to your ob's attention. Nevertheless, some signs may be a constant trickle of fluid or wetness. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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What are the odds of leaking amniotic fluid at 16weeks?

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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What are the odds of leaking amniotic fluid at 16weeks?

Rare, but possible.: PPROM is rare before 20 weeks, but not unheard of; please see your obstetrician ASAP if you think that you are leaking amniotic fluid vaginally, as this may be a life-threatening complication of pregnancy (both for the embryo and the mother). ...Read more

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Dr. Erin Alward
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What will happen if I get an amniotic fluid leak?

Dr. Erin Alward
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What will happen if I get an amniotic fluid leak?

Hospital admission: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What causes amniotic fluid to leak at 27 week?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What causes amniotic fluid to leak at 27 week?

A hole: The bag of water is held together by amniotic membranes that have less integrity than an overfilled water balloon. Sometimes, they develop a "hole" and leak and re-seal, and sometimes they don't. Either way you need to tell your OB MD of this development as fetus' can get infected and die if the membranes are truly compromised. ...Read more

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Dr. Julan Crane
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How to tell if you are leaking amniotic fluid?

Dr. Julan Crane
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How to tell if you are leaking amniotic fluid?

Amniotic fluid: That is done with a test by your healthcare worker. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What does leaking amniotic fluid look like?

Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What does leaking amniotic fluid look like?

Thin water type flu: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Steve Montoya
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Dr. Dale Kristle
Board Certified, Gynecology
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How can I tell if I are leaking amniotic fluid?

Dr. Dale Kristle
Board Certified, Gynecology
35 years in practice
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See you doctor: if you think you are leaking amniotic fluid, you should call your doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What causes amniotic fluid to leak and what should someone do to prevent that.?

Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What causes amniotic fluid to leak and what should someone do to prevent that.?

Many things: 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. ...Read more

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