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Definition and causes

Polyhydramnios is a condition where there is more fostervand in the womb than usual. This is not necessarily sick, but can sometimes be a sign of disease in the fetus, or a result of the disease in the mother.


The causes in the fetus may be anomalies in the stomach tamkanalen or in succession material (kromosomfejl).


Mothers withdiabeteshas increased the risk of getting polyhydramnios.


Symptoms of increased volume fostervand

The symptoms depend on the severity of polyhydramios. For smaller degrees, there are no symptoms, but more difficult cases can cause symptoms that result from increased fill the uterus. This may be pressure on the bladder, and thus more frequent urination, constipation or even vejtrækningsbesvær, due to pressure on the diaphragm.


Precautions and diagnosis

If the amount of fostervand is significantly increased, the suspicion is aroused because the symptoms, and by the doctor or mother earth marks the woman's stomach through. The diagnosis made by aUltrasound scan of the uterus and fetus.


Consideration of increased volume fostervand

Often, no treatment necessary, but if there are severe symptoms, and there is a riskpremature birth, You may need to rent bed and / or vehæmmende medications.


Select and complications

Women who have had a greater quantity fostervand, is in danger, to develop a flaccid uterus, which can lead to bleeding during labor, when the birth mother pie hampered.


There is also a risk of premature birth.


Polyhydramnios risk fromunusual fetal positions.


Prevention of increased volume fostervand

There are not as such preventive measures, the woman can do to avoid increasing volume fostervand. This is as far a symptom of a bug. underlying disease. Is itdiabetes, Be sure that this is properly regulated.






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