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Blood debris in amniotic fluid normal?

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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During pregnancy, it is not unusual to see "debris" in the amniotic fluid during ultrasound.
This is likely related to vernix - a cheesy substane produced by the baby. On the other hand, bloody amniotic fluid that is actually seen can be normal, or it can be a sign of a complication called placental abruption. In either case, this should be clarified by the ob/gyn involved.

In brief: Based on setting

During pregnancy, it is not unusual to see "debris" in the amniotic fluid during ultrasound.
This is likely related to vernix - a cheesy substane produced by the baby. On the other hand, bloody amniotic fluid that is actually seen can be normal, or it can be a sign of a complication called placental abruption. In either case, this should be clarified by the ob/gyn involved.
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