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Concerned about Oligoamnios - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hello
Doctor :   go ahead with ur query
User :   i m 9 months pregnant
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have got sonography report today saying thth everythng is normal but in remarks column it says
User :   oligoamnios
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am worried what does this phrase OLIGOAMNIOS
User :   MEANS
User :   please tell me
Doctor :   baby growth is not proportionate
Doctor :   to the age of gestation
User :   but doctor told me its normal
User :   weight and everyhng is normal
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   amount of fluid
User :   is its less
User :   i mean amniotic fluid
Doctor :   amniotic fluid is less
User :   yes rite
User :   its less
User :   can it be risky
Doctor :   amniotic fluid is less
User :   as my due date of delivery is close
Doctor :   then nothing to worry
Doctor :   since the baby is fine
Doctor :   did she ask u to get any other tests
User :   no
Doctor :   then u should be fine
User :   just urine routine and HB%
Doctor :   ok
User :   which is normal too
Doctor :   Oligohydramnios or oligoamnios is a deficiency in the amount of amniotic fluid.
Doctor :   This fluid bathes the fetus in the uterus and is necessary for its proper growth and development
Doctor :   It cushions the fetus from physical trauma, permits fetal lung growth, and provides a barrier against infection.
Doctor :   Normal amniotic fluid levels vary but the average volume increases with gestational age
Doctor :   In the late stages of pregnancy, most of the amniotic fluid is fetal urine. Inadequate levels of amniotic fluid results in poor development of the lung tissue
Doctor :   r u able to follow
User :   the quantity of amniotic fluid during my 5th month was slightly high
User :   now its less
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes i m getting it
Doctor :   maximum or1 litre at 36-37 weeks of pregnancy
Doctor :   approx
User :   ok
Doctor :   bed rest and hydration by having the women drink 2 liters of water daily.
Doctor :   is needed
Doctor :   what did i the gynecologist advise
User :   oh ok tnks i will follow thha
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   i have to go to my doctor tmrw lets see
Doctor :   he lack of amniotic fluid may cause pulmonary hypoplasia in the baby, meconium staining, fetal heart conduction abnormalities, poor tolerance of labor, lower Apgar scores, and fetal acidosis
User :   wat he says
Doctor :   u need to discuss with ur gynecologist
User :   but as per the sonography today
Doctor :   ok
User :   heart beats etc are fine
User :   movements are normal
Doctor :   ok
User :   now only 6 days left
User :   for delivery
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   she will plan for the delivery
Doctor :   they can plan better
User :   ok
User :   tnks
Doctor :   for delivery
User :   a lot
User :   doctor
Doctor :   any anticipate the problems if any
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   good luck
User :   tnks
User :   have a nice day
Doctor :   dont worry u should be finfe
Doctor :   u too
User :   tnks
Doctor :   have a nice day
Doctor :   take care
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