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Hi, My water level got decreased to 11, I am

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Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Question: Hi,
My water level got decreased to 11, I am in my 30th week.
Dr. suggested Tang to drink.
What else should I do. Baby Movement is very less these days.
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Answered by Dr. Shanti Vennam (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Ms. XXXXXXX

Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.

I have gone through your query and would like to offer some information.

Your amniotic fluid index is still within normal limits for your period of pregnancy, though on the lower side. Regular monitoring along with calculation of fetal movement, nonstress test when necessary, help to assess the need to intervene.

Increase intake of liquids as suggested. You can go for coconut water, buttermilk, lassi, juices etc. Your electrolyte balance should be maintained.

As you have noticed decreased fetal movement in the past few days, I would ask you to inform your consultant about the same and get advice. Meanwhile, you can measure the fetal kick count at a time most convenient for you to see if it is within normal limits or is there any real necessity to intervene.

Take as much rest as possible preferably in the left lateral position. Try to avoid all forms of stress.

Hope you find this information useful. Please feel free to contact for further clarifications. I will be happy to help.

regards,
Shanti.V.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Shanti Vennam (1 hour later)
Hi XXXXXXX

I am having SUA also and severe itching in night.
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Answered by Dr. Shanti Vennam (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Please mention the site of itch.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for writing back.

If the sonograms done during the course of your pregnancy did not reveal any fetal abnormalities, it is a huge relief. However, growth restriction is another likely risk due to the presence of the single umbilical artery, which should be checked for.

Please mention the site of the itch because further management depends on it and also the pattern of itch.

Hope I have answered your query. Please get back if you need anything else.

regards,
Shanti.V.
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Follow up: Dr. Shanti Vennam (13 minutes later)
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for replying. Itching is in entire body especially hands and legs.
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Answered by Dr. Shanti Vennam (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please get your liver function assessed.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Ms. XXXXXXX

Thanks for writing again.

I suggest that you get your liver function assessed. This is only a precaution as you are experiencing itching all over the body. Exclude cosmetics, soaps, contaminated bathing water etc. as causes.

You can use calamine lotion to relieve itching. If mosquito bites are a cause, take precautions.

Hope this helps.

regards,
Shanti.V.
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Brief Answer: Detailed below. Detailed Answer: Hello Ms. XXXXXXX Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. I have gone through your query and would like to offer some information. Your amniotic fluid index is still within normal limits for your period of pregnancy, though on the lower side. Regular monitoring along with calculation of fetal movement, nonstress test when necessary, help to assess the need to intervene. Increase intake of liquids as suggested. You can go for coconut water, buttermilk, lassi, juices etc. Your electrolyte balance should be maintained. As you have noticed decreased fetal movement in the past few days, I would ask you to inform your consultant about the same and get advice. Meanwhile, you can measure the fetal kick count at a time most convenient for you to see if it is within normal limits or is there any real necessity to intervene. Take as much rest as possible preferably in the left lateral position. Try to avoid all forms of stress. Hope you find this information useful. Please feel free to contact for further clarifications. I will be happy to help. regards, Shanti.V.