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What Is The Cause Of Excessive Amniotic Fluid In Pregnancy
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Not much: Either your amniotic fluid is leaking or there is a fetal anomaly, I'm sure your doctors have discussed various causes and expected outcomes ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could having excess amniotic fluid at 33-35 weeks cause pre- term labour? (levels were 22cm and considered "normal, but at higher range").
Yes: Excess fluid causes distension or additional "stretching " of uterine muscle and may make it more irritable and contract more. 22 cm is not terribly high but still could cause an increase in contractions. You need to be checked to see if this is causing true preterm labor with cervical change or just preterm contractions. ...Read more
Amniotic fluid embolism ....can someone in this world of medicine help me...Can't get any help in Miami fl cause it's so rare.. I'm not well .
Are you sure?: Are you sure you have an amniotic fluid embolus? It is not a chronic condition. It is an acute emergency, usually happening at the time of delivery, and is life threatening. Do you mean pulmonary embolism, which is also life threatening but not always an acute event. The risk of pulmonary embolus is increased during pregnancy. ...Read more
Amniotic fluid @ 33 weeks was 22cm. Ob didn't discuss with me. I saw u/s report. Should she have told me? Would this cause pre term labour @ 35 wks?
Polyhydramnios?: There are two ways that the fluid can be reported. One is maximum vertical pocket and the other way is afi, or amniotic fluid index. The latter is more common and, assuming it was your afi that was 22 cm, that is at the upper limit of normal (up to 24-25 is considered to be normal). Also, 33 weeks is the point in pregnancy where the fluid volume is usually at its highest. ...Read more
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