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My wife was diagnosed with anhydramnios (16 weeks) either due to ruptured membranes or placental insufficiency. What are our chances/risks if we continue with the pregnancy?

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Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Read this

Sorry to hear this.
Please read the following and good luck! http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/15941080/.

In brief: Read this

Sorry to hear this.
Please read the following and good luck! http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/15941080/.
Dr. Joseph Shen
Dr. Joseph Shen
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Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
Pediatrics - Neonatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Consult perinatology

This may be serious and can not be answered in short here without knowing your particular situation.
You mentioned two scenarios which can have different outcomes. You should request consultation with perinatologist as soon as posible.

In brief: Consult perinatology

This may be serious and can not be answered in short here without knowing your particular situation.
You mentioned two scenarios which can have different outcomes. You should request consultation with perinatologist as soon as posible.
Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Normal fluid actions

The fetus requires a buffer of fluid around its body to preserve the space available for normal development.
The amount compared to babies size peaks at ~12 wks & declines thereafter.Without this cushion, the fetus is compressed so firmly that the spongy lung tissue can not find space to develop. A baby can make it through the whole pregnancy, to die at birth with no lung tissue to sustain life.

In brief: Normal fluid actions

The fetus requires a buffer of fluid around its body to preserve the space available for normal development.
The amount compared to babies size peaks at ~12 wks & declines thereafter.Without this cushion, the fetus is compressed so firmly that the spongy lung tissue can not find space to develop. A baby can make it through the whole pregnancy, to die at birth with no lung tissue to sustain life.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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