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Does low aminolytic fluid during 19 weeks of pregnancy impact the foetus ? Can it be treated ?

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Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here... Hi My wife is now 19 weeks pregnant and we are in Saudi, doctor said she is having very low amniolytic fluid around the baby <2cm. Is there any effective treatment for this pls.?? What would be the root cause?Her BP is normal and she is not leaking and also she is drinking 4-5 ltrs. of water per day. Could you nominate some good expertise doctor in Bangalore? Is this problem will be solved 100%? Will it effect on the baby?
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 2 hours later
Hi there
What your wife has is called oligohydraminos.Its a condition where there is less amniotic fluid then normal.This can occur due to metabolic reasons.Whether it can harm the baby or not?Yes,it can.Amniotic fluid is essential for the survival for the fetus.Its almost like oxygen,nutrition for the fetus.So less than normal can adversely affect the fetus.Hence its very important to increase the amniotic fluid as the pregnancy advances.There are medicines/fluids that can help in this.But whether it will be successful 100% is yet to be determined.Your' wife's fluid is very low and at 19 weeks,its an important time for the development of the fetus .Its early days yet,but the AFI has to be increased as much as possible.Growth retardation of the fetus is a complication otherwise.
You wife will need urgent medical attention.So please consult with her OB and get the necessary treatment.
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Thanks for your reply. We are flying to Bangalore tmrw. and on Monday we will consult good OB and get the necessary treatments. Could you suggest us good & experienced doctor in Bangalore who has handled these cases and what treatments would be expected to resolve the problem?. Do you think still we can resolve the problem or it is just a try?. Please respond AEAP.


Manohar Shivanna
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 56 minutes later
Im sorry XXXXXXX since im not based in Bangalore i cannot help you much there.You can find a good OB through this website in Bangalore.Well,i cannot be completely hopeful with out seeing any reports about her current status so for now,i would say that its chance.
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Thanks. So far the report says all the things related to baby is normal (heart rate, development etc.) but the only issue is low fluid that's it. Do you think that it can be solved?
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 11 hours later
If the development and the weight if the baby is normal then with treatment for low amniotic fluid which involves giving fluids,there is a good chance that the pregnancy may be successful.
All the best.
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