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What does an excess of amniotic fluid mean?

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Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends

Excess amniotic fluid can rarely mean there might be a problem with the baby's genetics or development.

In brief: Depends

Excess amniotic fluid can rarely mean there might be a problem with the baby's genetics or development.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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