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Too Much Amniotic Fluid At 36 Weeks
I'm 36 weeks and my panties get wet enough to leak through but not enough to fill a panty liner. How do I know if this is amniotic fluid? No scent.
Get checked : If you are unsure and think that you may have ruptured your membranes then it is very important to be promptly evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more
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
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
Rapid look for Down.: Fish stands of fluorescent in-situ hybidization of the chromosomes in fetal cells obtained after invasive prenatal diagnosis (such as amniocentesis). When time is of the essence, fish can give a preliminary result of fetal aneuploidy (e.g. Down syndrome) within 24 hours from the procedure. It should be followed by a full karyotype and chromosomal microarray analysis. ...Read more
Based on setting: During pregnancy, it is not unusual to see "debris" in the amniotic fluid during ultrasound. This is likely related to vernix - a cheesy substane produced by the baby. On the other hand, bloody amniotic fluid that is actually seen can be normal, or it can be a sign of a complication called placental abruption. In either case, this should be clarified by the ob/gyn involved. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
No: Colored amniotic fluid, specially red is never normal. ...Read more
No specific cure: Oligohydramnios occurs infrequently in pregancy and there is no specific cure. Sometimes the amniotic fluid volume will increase with increased fluid intake (increased hydration). However the cause of the low fluid volume is the important factor and the specific management will depend on that diagnosis. ...Read more
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
Yes: You should certainly keep your appointments. Complication rates increase as the fluid levels decrease. ...Read more
See below:: 1 % of pregnant women have too much amniotic fluid. In some women, fluid builds up slowly or quickly. This can happen at 16 weeks of pregnancy, and it usually causes very early birth. What problems can polyhydramnios cause? Polyhydramnios may increase the risk of these problems during pregnancy: prematurity, abruption, prom, stillbirth, post part. Hemorrhage & fetal malposition. ...Read more
Meconium? : I'm not sure if you are referring to thickened amniotic fluid that results from the baby having a bowel movement which is referred to as meconium? If so we only know about it at the time of delivery, and there is nothing to do except to make sure neonatology is present at the delivery to examine the baby .... ...Read more
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
How does amniotic fluid Embolisim happen 2 days after delivery if baby and placenta are no longer inside you??
Allergic reaction: Amniotic fluid embolism is a rare condition.It's due to amnionic fluid entering the maternal circulation.This results in a combination of cardiogenic shock, respiratory failure and a coagulation disorder causing blood clots or bleeding.Although most cases occur during or shortly after delivery,on rare occasions it has occurred 48 hours after delivery due to a delayed allergic reaction to the fluid ...Read more
Low amniotic fluid noted on u/s at 7+4w. Is it related to schs or placenta insufficiency? What can I do to increase the amount of fluid in sac?
No intervention : There are no interventions to correct this problem at this gestational age. ...Read more