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Is excess pregnancy fluid a symptom of a specific disorder?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
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In brief: Polyhydramnios

There are several possible causes for polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid).
Many times, drs cannot find a definite reason. When a cause is found, most common are moms with high blood sugar/diabetes, and certain repairable birth defects in baby's digestive tract. Excess fluid can also overstretch the uterus and cause preterm labor. A special detailed ultrasound and close follow-up are recommended.

In brief: Polyhydramnios

There are several possible causes for polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid).
Many times, drs cannot find a definite reason. When a cause is found, most common are moms with high blood sugar/diabetes, and certain repairable birth defects in baby's digestive tract. Excess fluid can also overstretch the uterus and cause preterm labor. A special detailed ultrasound and close follow-up are recommended.
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