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I'm 28 weeks and was told I have a generous amount of amniotic fluid. Is this common? I read up on it and it was pretty concerning. Help please

I'm 28 weeks and was told I have a generous amount of amniotic fluid. Is this common? I read up on it and it was pretty concerning. Help please

You need an amount: Most with some elevated fluid do not have an issue; if elevated real high you will probobly get referred to a specialist but there is a number called an amniotic fluid index that will guide the severity. Polyhydramnios (light fluid) is considered over about 20 but need more specifics from your dr. Saying generous is non specific and leads you googling, worried and focused on downside. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Excess+amniotic+fluid+at+24+weeks what are the complications ?

Excess+amniotic+fluid+at+24+weeks what are the complications
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Polyhydramnios: Excess fluid is associated with preterm labor, preterm delivery, and increased incidence of breech presentation. However, most cases still end well. The more important question is, what is causing the increased fluid? The cause of the polyhydramnios is the most important issue. Your doctor will know what testing needs to be performed. The findings will determine how your pregnancy is managed. ...Read more

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Is low amniotic fluid a big concern? They want me to come back twixe a week.

Is low amniotic fluid a big concern? They want me to come back twixe a week.

Yes: You should certainly keep your appointments. Complication rates increase as the fluid levels decrease. ...Read more

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I am 34 weeks and 5 days and the amniotic fluid is measuring at 26cm, what does that mean?

Polyhydramnios: Your amniotic fluid level is a bit high. I would expect that your doctor would be rechecking this at least weekly and if not already done you should be seen by a perinatologist. ...Read more

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What causes amniotic fluid to leak at 27 week?

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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Is 30 CM to high for amniotic fluid at 36 weeks?

Yes : The amniotic fluid index is normal up to 25 cm, but is preferred to be less than 18 cm. An afi of 30 is too high. ...Read more

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Low amniotic fluid at 39 weeks. Should they deliver?

Low amniotic fluid at 39 weeks. Should they deliver?

Probably: If your afi is < 5, yes. If it's borderline, between 5-8, it should be strongly considered unless your cervix is unfavorable (difficult to induce d/t being closed, thick, and/or firm). If they wait, you also need a normal non-stress test (nst) or biophysical profile (bpp). If your afi > 8, it's ok to wait. Discuss this with your OB & make sure you understand "kick counts" & when to go to l&d. ...Read more

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I am suffering from low amniotic fluid (38 weeks). Will I be allowed to go over my due late?

I am suffering from low amniotic fluid (38 weeks). Will I be allowed to go over my due late?

NOT IF you were: My pt ! ask your OB ! the standard of care is if you have oligihydramnios to not go past your due and your afi needs to be followed closely because if it gets down to 5.0 or lower u need to be delivered without delay, if it is between 5-10 u need to be watched closely , the farther u go the more chance for a cord problem like strangulation or other problems due to the low fluid. ...Read more

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I think i'm leaking amniotic fluid. Whatever came out was much more than discharge .. Clear and kind of slimy or sticky after i touched it. N warn?

I think i'm leaking amniotic fluid. Whatever came out was much more than discharge .. Clear and kind of slimy or sticky after i touched it. N warn?

We need a little: More information. How far along r u? If over 23 weeks, if u think your water bag broke go in. If prior, still get seen soon but not nec. Tonight. Secondary to increased blood flow, the vagina does secrete more fluid in pregnancy. By history it usually is a noticeable event, though presentation is variable. You need to be seen sooner rather than later, especially if pre-term. ...Read more

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