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What Causes Low Amniotic Fluid In Third Trimester
Poor lung developmnt: The fluid is what the fetus "breathes" and helps the lungs develop normally. Severely decreased amniotic fluid can prevent the lungs from growing, developing, and being able to support the breathing needs of a newborn. Please visit with your provider to discuss management and options. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Which cause symptoms: Numbers are for general assessment and may vary person to person. If you are dizzy or lightheaded you may have low bp. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Babies don't need kidneys much during pregnancy because the placenta does that job.They do make pee that ends up as amniotic fluid. The right amount of fluid creates extra volume in the womb that pushes back against the muscular womb & allows the lungs to develop.(important) Things that stop or limit fluid formation includes absent kidneys or blockage in the outflow. Such defects can be a problem ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 7.5cm amniotic fluid level a sign of concern( 38 week 1 day). What is done in case of low amniotic fluid at this stage of pregnancy?
Dilution: The increase in blood vessel fluid leads to a decreased concentration of blood cells. Also, iron deficiency is common and iron is the main component of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of the blood cells. Be certain to have your iron levels checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Male fetus ultrasound (35w 4d) which showed an enlarged fetal bladder. Normal amniotic fluid and kidneys. Is this typical in third trimester?
Specific case: This is a very specific case that requires a doctor to evaluate the exact findings of the sonogram to determine if it is normal or not. You will need to seek clarification from your doctor regarding the term “enlarged bladder” to determine if further testing, follow up sonograms or a referral to a perinatologist is indicated. ...Read more
Small pocket of free fluid found in uterus. What are the possible causes for the free fluid? what could it indicate in early pregnancy?
Free fluid in uterus: There can be many reasons for a pocket of free fluid in the uterus. Most likely is a result of secretions from the uterine glands, and may not signify anything is abnormal. If you are having normal cycles have a follow up sonogram after your next menses. Doubt that is a pregnancy. ...Read more
Amniotic fluid level: In general, we accept an ultrasound measure divided in the four quadrants of your uterine cavity of anywhere from 5-25cm to be a normal range. Lower than 8cm and we usually do further testing or repeat assessment of the fluid levels. The level may be low or high for a number of reasons that your OB doctor can usually detect. ...Read more
Is there a tight link between first trimester subchorionic hemorrhage and second trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes?
2 possibilities: The theoretical reason is that the operative delivery disrupts the tissues and allows amniotic fluid to more easily pass into the woman's blood vessels. But it's not entirely clear if this is a true risk or just an association. Women with suspected amniotic fluid embolism are rushed to c-section. So it's possible it's the other way around, amniotic fluid embolism increases risk of c-section. ...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
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