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Is excess amniotic fluid a cause for concern?

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Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Excess amniotic fluid can be associated with diabetes, infection, and birth defects that prevent the fetus from swallowing.
It can also be associated with an increased risk of stillbirth. Once the causes above have been eliminated, testing of the fetus' wellbeing should be done until delivery.

In brief: Yes

Excess amniotic fluid can be associated with diabetes, infection, and birth defects that prevent the fetus from swallowing.
It can also be associated with an increased risk of stillbirth. Once the causes above have been eliminated, testing of the fetus' wellbeing should be done until delivery.
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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Sometimes

If the amniotic fluid is mildly up it is usually not a cause of concern.
It might be a little up due to a larger baby or pregnancy diabetes for instance. A very large amount of fluid is sometimes due to problems with the baby. Check with your doctor.

In brief: Sometimes

If the amniotic fluid is mildly up it is usually not a cause of concern.
It might be a little up due to a larger baby or pregnancy diabetes for instance. A very large amount of fluid is sometimes due to problems with the baby. Check with your doctor.
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Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: See below

If you have excess amnioitic fluid your ob/gyn should refer you to a high risk ob/gyn to get checked for certain problems such as gestational diabetes.

In brief: See below

If you have excess amnioitic fluid your ob/gyn should refer you to a high risk ob/gyn to get checked for certain problems such as gestational diabetes.
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