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Are there certain things that make getting amniotic fluid embolism more likely?

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Careless surgery can open venous plexuses susceptible to pick up amniotic fluid.
Too much pressure on the abdomen during cesarean can do the same thing as well. Sometimes with everything done perfectly still happens unfortunately.

In brief: Yes

Careless surgery can open venous plexuses susceptible to pick up amniotic fluid.
Too much pressure on the abdomen during cesarean can do the same thing as well. Sometimes with everything done perfectly still happens unfortunately.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Trauma

Amniotic fluid embolism (afe) risk is increased in cases of abdominal trauma.
The risk is likely elevated as a result of amniocentesis, labor induction with cytotec, (misoprostol) cesarean delivery, instrumental vaginal delivery, elevated amniotic fluid level, eclampsia, and uterine rupture - all of which involve some type of trauma involving the uterus.

In brief: Trauma

Amniotic fluid embolism (afe) risk is increased in cases of abdominal trauma.
The risk is likely elevated as a result of amniocentesis, labor induction with cytotec, (misoprostol) cesarean delivery, instrumental vaginal delivery, elevated amniotic fluid level, eclampsia, and uterine rupture - all of which involve some type of trauma involving the uterus.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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