POLYHYDRAMNIOS/ HYDRAMNIOS

  • Complications include placental abruption, uterine dysfunction, and postpartum hemorrhage are seen in polyhydramnios 
  • Polyhydramnios is associated with Diabetes,Anencephaly, Open spina bifida & Tracheo esophageal fistula
  • Amniocentesis is the treatment of choice in pregnant women with polyhydramnios and marked respiratory distress at 35 weeks of gestation
  • Cleft palate is associated with polyhydramnios
  • A primigravida presented with increased fatigue, sleepiness and cold intolerance. Blood investigations shows increased TSH levels. Hypothyroidism in pregnancy is LEAST likely associated with Polyhydramnios
  • Clinical signs of Hydramnios can be demonstrated when fluid collection is more than 2 ltr.
  • Causes of Hydramnios are Twins,Oesophageal atresia or Anencephaly
  • ARM is contraindicated in Hydramnios
  • Feature of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy is Hydramnios
  • Hydramnios is complicated by Placenta abruptio, Pre-eclampsia & Atonic Hemorrhage
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