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What is polyhydramnios?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Polyhdramnios

Is a medical condition describing an excess of amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac.
It is seen in about 1% of pregnancies.[1][2][3] it is typically diagnosed when the amniotic fluid index (afi) is greater than 24 cm.[4][5] there are two clinical varieties of polyhydramnios: chronic polyhydramnios where excess amniotic fluid accumulates gradually acute polyhydramnios quickly accumulates.

In brief: Polyhdramnios

Is a medical condition describing an excess of amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac.
It is seen in about 1% of pregnancies.[1][2][3] it is typically diagnosed when the amniotic fluid index (afi) is greater than 24 cm.[4][5] there are two clinical varieties of polyhydramnios: chronic polyhydramnios where excess amniotic fluid accumulates gradually acute polyhydramnios quickly accumulates.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Lauren Phillips
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: High amniotic fluid

Polyhdramnios occurs when the amniotic fluid index (measured by ultrasound) is higher than expected.
Most doctors use a cutoff of 25.

In brief: High amniotic fluid

Polyhdramnios occurs when the amniotic fluid index (measured by ultrasound) is higher than expected.
Most doctors use a cutoff of 25.
Dr. Lauren Phillips
Dr. Lauren Phillips
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