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What can I do? When amniotic fluid is absent at22 weeks gestation

What can I do? When amniotic fluid is absent at22 weeks gestation

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

Dr. Al Hegab
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Dark urine during prenancy, is it the amniotic fluid?

Dark urine during prenancy, is it the amniotic fluid?

Likely not.: Amniotic fluid is clear liquid.Dark urine could be due to dehydration or effect of meds. Follow up with ur oby for any concern. Take care. http://m.thebump.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-symptoms/articles/dark-urine-during-pregnancy.aspx. ...Read more

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Is excess amniotic fluid a cause for concern?

Is excess amniotic fluid a cause for concern?

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 more

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Could having excess amniotic fluid at 33-35 weeks cause pre- term labour? (levels were 22cm and considered "normal, but at higher range").

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

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My wife is now her 29th week of pregnancy.As per the 7th month scan report fetal shows 30.6 week growth & also having excess amniotic fluid - 25.36cm?

My wife is now her 29th week of pregnancy.As per the 7th month scan report fetal shows 30.6 week growth & also having excess amniotic fluid - 25.36cm?

Not unusual: The fetal growth is still in the "normal range" but the amniotic fluid is increased. Is there a history of diabetes ? Increased fluid, or polyhydramnios isn't usually a big deal. I would not worry. ...Read more

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What does an excess of amniotic fluid mean?

What does an excess of amniotic fluid mean?

Diabetes?: Most of the time we don't know what causes polyhydramnios. It is associated with maternal diabetes and can result from trouble with the fetal kidneys or swallowing ability. In and of itself, it isn't harmful, though it can result in cord prolapse if the water breaks through an open cervix. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes amniotic fluid embolism?

What causes amniotic fluid embolism?

Vein: It is when amniotic fluid enters the bloodstream through the venous system. It can be very dangerous, potentially causing a embolus in the lung. ...Read more

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Can normal seperation of placenta during birth cause Amniotic Fluid Embolisim?

Can normal seperation of placenta during birth cause Amniotic Fluid Embolisim?

Very rare event: Amniotic fluid embolism is a very rare event occurring in about 1/50,000 deliveries. The exact cause in unknown. ...Read more

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What causes amniotic fluid to leak and what should someone do to prevent that.?

What causes amniotic fluid to leak and what should someone do to prevent that.?

Many things: If you are worried about this you need to discuss this with your OB doc, various things can cause fluid to leak, and i assume early because if you start leaking fluid at 35 weeks or more the txment is to be delivered, premature labor, incompetent cervix, infection are some of teh things that can cause prom. ...Read more