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Ultrasound showed signs of polyhydraminos. Is it curable?

BPD 8.0 cm 31w and 6 Days FL 5.5 cm 28 w and 5days HC 29.4 cm 31w and 1 day AC 36.2 cm 30 w EFW 1545grams single alive intrauterine fetus ,corresponding to 30 weeks and 1 day of gestation lmp 28 weeks 1 day AFI 26.2 cms placenta is anterior and upper segment/cephalic presentataion oblique lie Qs: is there anything to worry about,,,signs of polyhydraminos ,,is it cureable
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
You definitely have polyhydramnios.
It can be caused by maternal diabetes, renal or other defects in the baby, due to placental diseases etc.
The most common cause is idiopathic, in which there is no reason found.
Your obstetrician can prescribe medication / suggest drawing some fluid out if the AFI crosses a critical level.
Meanwhile you are at risk of preterm labour, unstable lie of baby , malpresentation of baby, preterm rupture of membranes, cord prolapse of baby and other complications.
Please strictly adhere to the medical advice given to you, and have thorough scanning of baby for abnormalities.
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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