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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Polyhydramnios

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Treatment of breathlessness while suffering from polyhydramnios?

Treatment of  breathlessness while suffering from polyhydramnios?

Amniocentesis: You should be under the care of a high risk pregnancy specialist. In some situations, the perinatologist may decide to relieve some of the pressure by removing some fluid with amniocentesis. ...Read more

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Excess Pregnancy Fluid (Definition)

Polyhydramnios is a condition where there is too much amniotic ...Read more


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How much for polyhydramnios afi?

How much for polyhydramnios afi?

Greater than 20 cm: Polyhydramnios is usually defined as an amniotic fluid index (afi) , a measure of the amount of amniotic fluid present, of more than 20 cm. In more severe cases the afi may be 30 or 40 or more centimeters. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of polyhydramnios?

What are the symptoms of polyhydramnios?

Large belly: A larger than usual abdomen corresponding to gestational age. ...Read more

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What is acute neonatal hydramnios?

What is acute neonatal hydramnios?

About the fetus: When the fetus is developing their is too much fluid in the uterine sac for fetal development. ...Read more

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What is polyhydramnios?

What is polyhydramnios?

Polyhdramnios: Is a medical condition describing an excess of amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac. It is seen in about 1% of pregnancies.[1][2][3] it is typically diagnosed when the amniotic fluid index (afi) is greater than 24 cm.[4][5] there are two clinical varieties of polyhydramnios: chronic polyhydramnios where excess amniotic fluid accumulates gradually acute polyhydramnios quickly accumulates. ...Read more

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What causes this polyhydramnios?

What causes this polyhydramnios?

Many things: Polyhydramnios (too much amniotic fluid around the fetus) may happen for several reasons. The most common reason is that the mother has gestational diabetes. Anything that prevents a fetus from swallowing amniotic fluid can also cause polyhydramnios, including structural problems in the baby's mouth or throat or stomach, or muscular or neurologic problems. We never find the cause of some cases. ...Read more