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Doctor insights on: Too Much Amniotic Fluid 28 Weeks

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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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How to increase amniotic fluid? AFI is 9,6, was 15 at 22 weeks, now 28 weeks. Baby weight is 1050 gr, & a week ahead, but with double nuchal cord

How to increase amniotic fluid? AFI is 9,6, was 15 at 22 weeks, now 28 weeks. Baby weight is 1050 gr, & a week ahead, but with double nuchal cord

Normal levels: An amniotic fluid index of 9.6 is normal so there is not a reason to want to increase it. When the fluid level is low sometimes it can be increased through IV hydration. Most often it can not be increased and should be regarded as a sign of elevated pregnancy risk. ...Read more

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I am 28 weeks . my amniotic fluid level is 22cm. my fetal kidneys show minimal fullness of pelvicyceal system left 3.7 and right is 3.8mm. worried?

I am 28 weeks . my amniotic fluid level is 22cm. my fetal kidneys show minimal fullness of pelvicyceal system left 3.7 and right is 3.8mm. worried?

No to worry now: this is a snapshot in time. Those numbers do not sound too bad. I would suggest getting another ultrasound in about two weeks and see if this changes. Then you will know where you stand. Best wishes ...Read more

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What is amniotic fluid?

What is amniotic fluid?

Fluid around baby: Amniotic fluid is the fluid that surrounds and protects the baby. The baby makes the amniotic fluid. How much fluid you drink, how well the placenta works and how the baby is doing all affect how much fluid there is. Too much fluid can be concerning as can too little fluid. ...Read more

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What is in amniotic fluid?

What is in amniotic fluid?

Pregnancy: The fluid produced to surrond the growing fetus. For a detailed aswer go to a site such as google which can tell you all about it in deep detail. ...Read more

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What causes low amniotic fluid levels?

What causes low amniotic fluid levels?

Circulation issues: The amniotic fluid 'circulates' inside the uterus after it is manufactured including the baby swallowing some of it. If there are genetic problems with the fetus or problems in 'manufacturing' both can cause low levels. ...Read more

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Is excess amniotic fluid a cause for concern?

Is excess amniotic fluid a cause for concern?

Yes: Excess amniotic fluid can be associated with diabetes, infection, and birth defects that prevent the fetus from swallowing. It can also be associated with an increased risk of stillbirth. Once the causes above have been eliminated, testing of the fetus' wellbeing should be done until delivery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how doctors check your amniotic fluid?

Can you tell me how doctors check your amniotic fluid?

Ultrasound: An ultrasound of the uterus is done to measure the pockets of fluid. There are two ways to do this. You can measure the single largest vertical pocket or you can measure the largest vertical pocket in each of 4 quadrants around the umbilicus and add them together. ...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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Is it possible that humans ever go back to breathing amniotic fluid?

Amniotic fluid: Humans never did "breathe" amniotic fluid. The oxygen exchange that happens in utero is driven by the umbilical vascular system. In other words, you "breathe" in the uterus by having direct oxygen exchanges with your mother's blood oxygen, not through your lungs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Meconium stained amniotic fluid?

What is the definition or description of: Meconium stained amniotic fluid?

Meconium staining: Sometimes, however, a baby has a bowel movement before or during birth. If this happens, the amniotic fluid released when the mother's bag of water breaks will have a greenish tint. At times when the baby is not getting enough oxygen before or during birth, the baby may take a breath and inhale some meconium, which can irritate the baby's lungs and cause lung problems that can be severe. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have extra amniotic fluid around the baby because of the baby being big?

Is it possible to have extra amniotic fluid around the baby because of the baby being big?

Kind of. : The two can be related. For example diabetes can cause both a big baby and increased fluid. But a big baby does not necessarily cause extra fluid. ...Read more

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I'm 39weeks & 3 days, my amniotic fluid level is 3.0. Should they induce me on my following appointment? (31st)

I'm 39weeks & 3 days, my amniotic fluid level is 3.0. Should they induce me on my following appointment? (31st)

Contact Obgyn: Oligohydramnios is the medical term for low amniotic fluid. This typically is diagnosed with a fluid level less than 5 cm. Contact your Obgyn to clarify what your level was and ask what the treatment plan is. In general if the amniotic fluid level was 3 cm then an induction is done. We can not provide advise on the management on your particular case but definitely contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I had done triple test on 18th week n result shows 810:1risk.Do I need to take amniotic fluid test.please suggest.

I had done triple test on 18th week n result shows 810:1risk.Do I need to take amniotic fluid test.please suggest.

No: A 1:810 risk isn't very high. I wouldn't recommend an amniocentesis. I don't know what cut-off is used in China. In the USA, Amnio is frequently recommended if the triple-screen risk is greater than the risk of a 35 year-old women (once chance in 365) The UK frequently uses a cutoff of greater than once chance in 150. ...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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What is the purpose of amniotic fluid?

What is the purpose of amniotic fluid?

Lung Development: Amniotic fluid initially is filtered from the mother's blood and passes through the pregnancy's membranes to create a nourishing cushion during the first few weeks of development. Later, it is a byproduct (urine) of the baby's circulation which is taken into the lungs during the baby's practice breaths. The fluid pressure then induces growth and opening of the lung's branches. ...Read more