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Pregnant with High amniotic fluid. Is it normal ?

AAge: 33 Height: 164 Weight: 75 I’m pregnant and I’m given the date of delivery 03-July-2011. I did the amniotic test and result was 253 mm. they told me its high and the reason might be the sugar, I’m testing my sugar now and today morning It was fasting 96 and after eating toast, cheese and Nescafe (1 spoon sugar), I tested the sugar after 1 hour after breakfast and it was 146. Is this considered high. If yes what do you advise me, else what other things I need to check for the high amniotic fluid I’m having.
Asked On : Mon, 16 May 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi welcome to healthcaremagic

your FBS is within normal range.. generally after a meal of carbohydrate diet... there will be sudden surge of blood glucose level.. you need to just keep your blood glucose level control.. that will reduce the amniotic fluid level... the intake of food or water will not alter the amniotic fluid level...
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Tauseef's  Response
Hi Mariam, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
You are having what is know as Polyhydramnios, which is nothing but the presence of excessive amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus. There are various causes for this and one of them is definitely poorly controlled diabetes and sometimes, no specific cause for polyhydramnios is found. What does your recent Scan report suggest regarding the baby? If your Doctor finds a birth defect, you may need an amniocentesis to test for a genetic defect. If the Amniotic Fluid Index is more than 25 cms then the Diagnosis of Polyhydramnios is made and in your case it is 25.3cms. The normal Fasting Blood sugar should be between 70-99 mg/dL and Post prandial blood sugar is tested after 1.5 to 2 hours of Breakfast which normally should be between 70-145 mg/dL . You don't have very high values of your reports and you may not require any medications. Just avoid high calorie foods and eat healthy nutritious balanced diet which should include fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Go for regular Brisk walks and regular follow up so that your Doctor can keep a close watch on your Growing baby. More severe polyhydramnios may be treated with medications or by having extra fluid removed.

Wish you Good Health, Take Care.
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