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What causes low amniotic fluid levels?
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Circulation issues
The amniotic fluid 'circulates' inside the uterus after it is manufactured including the baby swallowing some of it.
If there are genetic problems with the fetus or problems in 'manufacturing' both can cause low levels.

In brief: Circulation issues
The amniotic fluid 'circulates' inside the uterus after it is manufactured including the baby swallowing some of it.
If there are genetic problems with the fetus or problems in 'manufacturing' both can cause low levels.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Multiple things
Low amniotic fluid may happen for many reasons.
Rupture of membranes or water breaking is the most obvious. Amniotic fluid can be low with dehydration. It can also be a sign of early fetal distress or fetal anomalies. As your doctor knows the whole story, he or she will be able to give reasons as to why low fluid may be happening in your case.

In brief: Multiple things
Low amniotic fluid may happen for many reasons.
Rupture of membranes or water breaking is the most obvious. Amniotic fluid can be low with dehydration. It can also be a sign of early fetal distress or fetal anomalies. As your doctor knows the whole story, he or she will be able to give reasons as to why low fluid may be happening in your case.
Dr. Erin Alward
Dr. Erin Alward
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