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Diagnosed with severely low amniotic fluid levels. On medication. Will amniotic fluid replenish?

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I was detected with severely low amniotic fluid lvls at 17 weeks..m prescribed various medicines n liquids n bed there a hope for amniotic fluid to replenish? Also I hve never leaked..can amniotic fluid dry up on its own??
Posted Sat, 19 Oct 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
oligo hydraminos

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your query.

Low amniotic fluid is called oligohydraminos. Any AFI less than 5 is deemed as severe oligihydraminos. This may cause fetal problems. It doesn't 'dry up' on its own, instead less amount of production can cause the condition. Normally the fetal excretion system should be checked via ultrasound.

It sometimes can be managed with medication and rest, but the later in the pregnancy, the better. In your case, at 17 weeks, you still have a long way to go. If the AFI doesn't increase then there may be growth retardation of the fetus. You have to be followed up studiously.

Drink plenty of fluids.
Get a congenital anomaly scan at 18-20 weeks to make sure the fetal kidneys are ok. Follow up regularly.

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