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Pregnant, hydrothorax. Anatomy scan shows extra fluid in baby's left lung. Chances of infection?

Hi, I m a healthy 29 year old and currently 22 weeks pregnant. I went for my Anatomy scan yesterday and the doctor found extra fluid behind the baby s left lungs. Everything else was healthy and the baby otherwise looks good. She said it s hydrothorax and that I need an amnio to drain out the fluid asap and also take a sample for testing to see what s causing the fluid to build up. I forgot to mention to the doctor that I ve been sick with a cold ( sore throat and cough ) for about 2 weeks now. Could this have caused an infection in my baby? Thanks.
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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There seems to be a definite problem with the baby's lungs. Please go ahead with the amniocentesis and confirm the cause for this fluid collection.

A mild sore throat and cough you need may not be sufficient to cause the infection in the baby.

It is advisable to be careful, watch for the well-being of the baby, and take wise action as and when needed.

All the best.
Answered: Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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