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What symptoms of low amniotic fluid are the most important?
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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Oligohydramnios
Low amniotic fluid or oligohydramnios is a condition brought about by a decreased production of urine by the fetus either through a decreased placental perfusion or blocked urinary outlet, to name a few.
It could also result from a ruptured amniotic membrane. One of the first signs of low fluid is a size-date discepancy of the growing uterus. An ultrasound will help to diagnose the condition.

In brief: Oligohydramnios
Low amniotic fluid or oligohydramnios is a condition brought about by a decreased production of urine by the fetus either through a decreased placental perfusion or blocked urinary outlet, to name a few.
It could also result from a ruptured amniotic membrane. One of the first signs of low fluid is a size-date discepancy of the growing uterus. An ultrasound will help to diagnose the condition.
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Dr. Carlos Quezada
You may also perceive decrease in fetal activities or kick counts. If this diagnosis is possible, please seek immediate care from your OBGYN
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
I agree - the most concerning symptom you might notice would be decreased fetal movement.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Outcome > importance
True low amnionic fluid(af) means baby is not making it or its leaking.
Not making= blockage at esophagus or kidneys or outlet. Af is needed to expand the womb and decrease the shrink wrap effect.Too tight =not enough room for lungs to develope completly.Prenatal ultrasound can sometimes give clues to problems before delivery.Delivery in a center capable of advanced neonatal care may be indicated.

In brief: Outcome > importance
True low amnionic fluid(af) means baby is not making it or its leaking.
Not making= blockage at esophagus or kidneys or outlet. Af is needed to expand the womb and decrease the shrink wrap effect.Too tight =not enough room for lungs to develope completly.Prenatal ultrasound can sometimes give clues to problems before delivery.Delivery in a center capable of advanced neonatal care may be indicated.
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