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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Amniotic Band Syndrome

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What is amniotic band syndrome?

What is amniotic band syndrome?

Intraunterine proble: In pregnancy in about 1 per 1200 pregnancies, the lining of the uterus containing the fetus breaks and the lining, a sheet of fibrous bands, can twist around parts of the fetus leading to miscarriage, poor circulation in a limb of the fetus, and sometimes amputation of a part (usually fingers which are mobile), there is no prediction nor cure for this fortunately uncommon event. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 6 months pregnant and am at risk for amniotic band syndrome. can I choose to induce labor ?

What to do if I am 6 months pregnant and am at risk for amniotic band syndrome. can I choose to induce labor ?

Difficult to know: If ultrasound shows that amniotic band is attaiched to the baby and is causing problem, special kind of surgery might be done.Surgery occurs while the baby is still in the mother’s uterusOnce bands are seen, a laser can be used to cut the bands and free the baby from them.e able to help the baby. ..Earliest amniotic bands have been detected at 12 weeks gestation, by vaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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5 months pregnant. On amniotic fluid sample test, "fetal karyotype was found to be 47, ##, +21 indicating down syndrome.". Should i go for abortion?

5 months pregnant. On amniotic fluid sample test, "fetal karyotype was found to be 47, ##, +21 indicating down syndrome.". Should i go for  abortion?

Personal decision: Yes, your child has down's syndrome. I have no idea how those children are treated in india. However, they are the most loving, kind people i care for. They have the capacity for love and joy unlike any of my other patients. Will the child require extra care and have different needs - absolutely. Only you can decide if you have the capacity to provide this and continue the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What symptoms of low amniotic fluid are the most important?

What symptoms of low amniotic fluid are the most important?

Oligohydramnios: Low amniotic fluid or oligohydramnios is a condition brought about by a decreased production of urine by the fetus either through a decreased placental perfusion or blocked urinary outlet, to name a few. It could also result from a ruptured amniotic membrane. One of the first signs of low fluid is a size-date discepancy of the growing uterus. An ultrasound will help to diagnose the condition. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an amniotic fluid embolism?

What are the symptoms of an amniotic fluid embolism?

Sudden shock, death.: Afe is an extremely rare but typically lethal complication of late pregnancy. Usually it is unheralded and manifests with complete cardiovascular collapse requiring immediate advanced cardiac life support to avoid rapid death from bleeding and asystole. If the woman is still pregnant, stat delivery may help preserve the fetal life/brain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of amniotic fluid infection?

What are the symptoms of amniotic fluid infection?

Pain, fever.: Abdominal pain, decreased fetal activity and fever usually are the main manifestations of the intraamniotic infections. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of having amniotic fluids get into your bloodstream why delivering cesarean?

Can you tell me the symptoms of having amniotic fluids get into your bloodstream why delivering cesarean?

Amniotic fluid: Amniotic fluid embolism is what I assume you are talking about. If a large bolus of fluid gets into your blood stream it can cause very sudden shock. Luckily this is very uncommon. In fact in 20 years I haven't had one of these. If its recognized and treated appropriately women do recover well from this. ...Read more

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Echogenic band in amniotic cavity which may represent a synechia, what does this mean?

Echogenic band in amniotic cavity which may represent a synechia, what does this mean?

Adhesion: Synechia is an "adhesion", or a fibrous scar. Uterine synechiae or "amniotic sheets" or "amniotic folds". Sonographically demonstrable uterine synechia may have history of uterine instrumentation or infections. Most commonly, uterine synechiae an incidental finding on obstetric US and do not interfere with the development and growth of pregnancy rarely associated with any complications. ...Read more