Hydramnios

What is Hydramnios?

Polyhydramnios (polyhydramnion, hydramnios, polyhydramnios) is a medical condition describing an excess of amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac. It is seen in about 1% of pregnancies. It is typically diagnosed when the amniotic fluid index (AFI) is greater than 24 cm. There are two clinical varieties of polyhydramnios:

  • Chronic polyhydramnios where excess amniotic fluid accumulates gradually
  • Acute polyhydramnios where excess amniotic fluid collects rapidly

The opposite to polyhydramnios is oligohydramnios, a deficiency in amniotic fluid.

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Good morning doctor, My Wife is 26 wks pregnant,We went through a routine usg for pregnancy and found that the amniotic fluid index is 22cm.The...

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Hi, I have gone through your question. Amniotic fluid index of 22 at 26 weeks pregnancy is towards higher side, but it is not polyhydramnios....

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My wife is running 20 weeks 6 days. This is our 2nd child. Her Ultrasound pregnancy level II reports show the following:
A single live...

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Normally fetal umbilical cord has three blood vessels. When one of the artery is absent it is called as two vessel cord. With single...

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I'm 30 weeks 5 days pregnant.In scan report, it shown as mild hydramnios (aminiotic fluid more than adequate, AFI=26). Would it be a problem for...

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Thanks for writing to us.

A few conditions such as fetal congenital anomalies like oesophageal atresia, renal disorders, neurogenic defects...

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Dir, i have received ultra sound scanning report of my wife today. in this report Excess for gestatinnal age - AFI: 25.2 CM and single live fetus...

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hello Dr. my wife is 20 week pregnant.. few days back she had anomaly scan ...her AFI is 7 only ...dr. said ventricles growth is at border line but...

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Good morning doctor, My Wife is 26 wks pregnant,We went through a routine usg for pregnancy and found that the amniotic fluid index is 22cm.The...

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Hi Doctor, My wife is running 20 weeks 6 days. This is our 2nd child. Her Ultrasound pregnancy level II reports show the following: A single live...

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