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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

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What causes polyhydramnios in gdm?

What causes polyhydramnios in gdm?

Fetal polyuria.: When the maternal blood sugar is elevated for prolonged periods of time, the sugar crosses over to the fetus and it cannot retain it in its kidneys, therefore profuse fetal glucosuria ensues. This leads to polyhydramnios. ...Read more

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How could diabetes be a cause of polyhydramnios?

How could  diabetes be a cause of polyhydramnios?

High Sugars Cause It: If mom's blood sugar is high, the baby's is too. The same way high sugars cause an adult to urinate more, this high sugar. Causes the baby to make more urine, and the baby's urine is what makes up the amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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Am I having trouble breathing due to polyhydramnios?

Am I having trouble breathing due to polyhydramnios?

Depends: Polyhydramnios may make movement of the diaphragm and taking a deep breathe more difficult . However, that depends on the degree of polyhydramnios. If you are having touble breathing you should contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever been to term if they have polyhydramnios?

Has anyone ever been to term if they have polyhydramnios?

Yes: Most cases of polyhydramnios are mild, and most of those pregnancies will go to term. If polyhydramnios is more severe, it can causes premature labor. Sometimes removing some of the excess amniotic fluid by amniocentesis can help stop premature labor. ...Read more

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How are tracheoesophageal fistulas and polyhydramnios related?

How are tracheoesophageal fistulas and polyhydramnios related?

Disrupted circulatio: The amniotic fluid is in a delicate balance with mom's circulation. Over a 24 hour time period amniotic fluid gets exchanged several times. The fetus is part of this equation. The fetus' lungs are typically filled with fluid. If there is a fistula between the trachea and the esophagus, the equation is disrupted, resulted in excess amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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How is gestational diabetes outcome correlated to polyhydramnios?

How is gestational diabetes outcome correlated to polyhydramnios?

High Sugars Cause It: If mom's blood sugar is high, the baby's is too. The same way high sugars cause an adult to urinate more, this high sugar. Causes the baby to make more urine, and the baby's urine is what makes up the amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is gestational diabetes correlated to polyhydramnios?

Can you tell me how is gestational diabetes correlated to polyhydramnios?

Diabetes is a cause: Diabetes or Gestational Diabetes are known to sometimes cause polyhydramnios. If diabetes is the cause, the baby will be larger than expected for its stage of development. ...Read more

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How long does premature rupture of membranes associated with polyhydramnios last?

How long does premature rupture of membranes associated with polyhydramnios last?

Depends: The rupture and loss of fluid are fast. Delivery should be undertaken shortly thereafter to avoid complifcations of infection. ...Read more

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I have polyhydramnios, the baby measures three weeks ahead on ultrasound and baby has fluid around its heart. Are any of these related?

I have polyhydramnios, the baby measures three weeks ahead on ultrasound and baby has fluid around its heart. Are any of these related?

Could Be: There is something called nonimmune hydrops fetalis. This can be caused by chromosome disorders, metabolic storage diseases, cardiac abnormalities, anemia, infections, and other fetal problems. Amniocentesis as well as a detailed fetal ultrasound may be suggested. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 24 weeks pregnant with dichronic twins. Twin 1 has hydramnios with 8.1 cm. Twin 2 has narrow lvot, I am are extremly worried. Pls advice.

Hi, I am 24 weeks pregnant with dichronic twins. Twin 1 has hydramnios
 with 8.1 cm.
Twin 2 has narrow lvot, I am are extremly worried. Pls advice.

Twins: Try not to worry about everything during your pregnancy. It will only stress both you and the babies. You should be seeing a high risk pregnancy doctor due to your situation. A maternal fetal specialist should help you through your questions and concerns. ...Read more