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Amniotic Fluid Issues (Polyhydramnios/Oligohydramnios)


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July 2nd, 2009, 07:05 PM
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The doctor hasnt outright said I have Oligohydramios... the nurse brought it up but
I did read that only a % of women with low fluid are diagnosed with Oligohydramnios. I guess in due time I'll know.

I keep hearing the fluid can reaccumulate but my doctor seems to think its a fat chance? They can be so negative at times. I hope mine does just to show them...lol
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July 2nd, 2009, 07:23 PM
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I was originally diagnosed with Oligohydramnios. My doctor seemed very sure that fluid could reaccumulate in some cases. She couldn't promise anything, but she was pretty hopeful. And she works with oligo all the time.
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July 5th, 2009, 01:54 PM
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That same doctor has been completely different the last few days. Maybe the nurse mentioned he upset me? He's been stopping by daily to chat saying that this week we'll check again and hopefully it will have reaccumulated? so I'm glad that he acknowledges its possible... especially after it has a little bit... but my WBC has pretty much gone down and they feel I'm doing very well, and the baby too. HOwever, she is moving so much sh doesnt like that NST...lol she already a fiesty one...not tryin to be tied down to the monitor. Which drives me crazy but also is a plus because it shows she's not having any trouble moving about... which the worry about when fljuid is low. So i'm hoping for good news this week and if fljuid is over 6 I'm insisting they let me do bed rest at home... We have no other symptomps....
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July 9th, 2009, 06:31 AM
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I had Poly with Jon, at 32 wks I looked 40+ wks. When he was born his cord was wrapped around his neck and body a few times, so he could of easily passed away. I was monitored with u/s every week from 28-32(when he was born). Mine was caused by the Lasix I was taking for my heart.
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May 29th, 2010, 07:39 PM
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I just was told yesterday that I had "very low amniotic fluid"- I'm only 18 weeks. They did the test to see if I already ruptured and I haven't, so that's good, but I'm beyond scared now. I go back again to the high-risk OB on Tuesday to check again. In the meantime, I am drinking as much water as physically possible and resting, too.
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December 30th, 2012, 06:37 PM
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I had low fluid at 31 weeks with my second son. When it got to 7, I was put on hospital bedrest. They did ultrasounds daily to make sure he was ok and to test his fluid level. Frustratingly, they don't count fluid that is in the baby's bladder. My son's level got down to 2 at one point, but he was doing fine so they let me continue. Drinking water like a camel didn't help and I never showed signs of any rupture, etc. one dr mentioned a possible kidney issue being the cause of the low fluid, but he was born totally fine (contractions started on their own).... Just try not to freak out about it, sometimes I apparently just happens. A specialist I saw before this pregnancy told me that it's fine to let pregnancies continue if h level is 3 or so as long as h baby looks good
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May 9th, 2013, 08:05 AM
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I came here to read up on some things since yesterday at 32.1 weeks I was told I have low fluid levels. I've been told my number is 7. I have another fluid check on monday but I'm starting to worry that if it doesn't improve could I end up having to deliver and I'm still so early.
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May 9th, 2013, 12:01 PM
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When my fluid was at 7, I was admitted to the hospital. They were overly cautious, per the specialist I saw later when trying to conceive again. She said drs still freak when they get below 8 or so but research is showing that having just 5 is fine. The main thing is how the baby is doing and if it continues to drop. If it stays about the same and your baby is doing well, via u/s checks, you should be fine. Just in case you do end up dropping more and they start labor, don't worry- my other son was born at 33 weeks and he was totally fine. He had to stay n the NICU for a week to learn to suck/swallow/breath while eating, but other than hat, he was good. I got a steroid shot a few days before he was born so he came out breathing. I know it's a tall order, but try to breath. If you feel like the baby has less cushion and the elbows, etc seem more harsh, call your dr to see if the level is going down any....good luck! Praying for you
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May 16th, 2013, 07:19 AM
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Well I found out my level was not at 7 but at a 4. I heard him wrong. I had another check 2 days later and I was up to 9 but then that following monday I was back down to 7. So I have another check on monday to see where we are at. I've been pounding the water and told to take it easy and rest more too.
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