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Worst Amniotic Fluid Embolism Symptom
Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more
Decreased perfusion: Oligo can be either loss of fluid or decreased production. A stressed infant will shunt oxygenated blood to more vital organs, less renal perfusion, therefore less urine produced. Anything that decreases placental perfusion can cause it (abruption or placental separation, poor implantation, vascular problems, clots, uterine abnls, etc). There are too many causes to list here, ask your ob. ...Read more
A very rare reaction: to amniotic fluid or other parts of the baby (fetal cells, etc.) that pass through the placenta into the mother. It can cause severe problems with the lungs, heart, and blood cells that are often fatal. It usually happens during or shortly after the separation of the placenta from the uterus. Exactly what causes the severe reaction isn't completely understood. ...Read more
No: It may increase the risk.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sudden shock, death.: Afe is an extremely rare but typically lethal complication of late pregnancy. Usually it is unheralded and manifests with complete cardiovascular collapse requiring immediate advanced cardiac life support to avoid rapid death from bleeding and asystole. If the woman is still pregnant, stat delivery may help preserve the fetal life/brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare and serious: Amniotic fuild embolism (afe) is rare and usually occurs during delivery (vaginal or cesarean). It happens when amniotic fluid is forced into the blood steam. It can be difficult to diagnose and hard to treat - and can be fatal. Fortunately it is quite rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
37 wks preg. CT scan of lungs ruled out oulmonary embolism but showed minor dependency change and atelectasis. suggested air trapping. is this concern?
What they: are calling dependent changes are usually normal and simply related to the effect of gravity on your lungs when you lay on your back. "Air trapping" relates to retention of excess air in the lungs or parts of the lungs. The CT findings of air trapping can be seen in normal individuals, but also in asthma, chronic bronchitis, and other entities, so talk to your doc about the results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Forced drinking": ...of what? Forced anything is probably bad, but forced drinking can cause many problems. If you force someone to drink too much water the biggest risk is of hyponatremia (low serum sodium, with ill effects on the brain mostly) , not pulmonary edema. Forced drinking of alcohol is also referred to as assault in my view, and should be reported to the police. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but: Increased pleural fluid (effusion) may be caused by pulmonary edema and heart failure. This is because the heart is unable to pump the blood effectively and fluid backs up in the lungs and leaks out to the pleural space. The fluid can often be relieved by medication. Pneumonia can cause increased fluid as well, which is often infected (empyema). This is removed by a tube in the chest or surgery. ...Read more
Does the uterus tear while giving birth? I'm afraid of amniotic fluid embolism although I know it's rare.
Any risk factors?: Uterine rupture occurs usually when the scar of a previous C-section tears open and is rare. Multiple prior C-sections are risk. AFE occurs when amniotic fluid or fetal cells or hair enter the maternal circulation leading to complications in the mother and is rare . Risk factors include multiparty, advanced maternal age, male fetus and trauma and uterine rupture. Discuss risk factors if you have. ...Read more
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?
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
Morphine helps redistribute blood volume in pulmonary edema. How? And is it causing any reabsorbtion of fluid?
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