How can my doctors learn from my amniotic fluid?

Laboratory tests. The amniotic fluid can reveal if there is an infection in the uterus. It can give an indication as to the likelihood of spina bifida, and genetic studies can be performed on the fetal cells in the amniotic fluid.
Many things. Oligohydramnios (low fluid levels) can imply possible leakage or poor production from the fetus which can imply poor growth or kidney or other organ being compromised. Amniotic fluid is natural fluid from the fetus (urine). Polyhydramnios (too much fluid) can imply potential congenital anomaly or it can also be "normal." fluid levels help doctors determine whether further investigation is required.

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Are more doctors starting to learn more about amniotic fluid embolism?

Hope so everyday. Knowledge is never complete , doctor will be learning , every day on every disease to the endless eternity , to save humans , fortunately the dangerous amniotic fluid embolism is not that common. Read more...