Polyhydramnios: Excess amniotic fluid around a fetus in the womb. The condition may occur as a result of gastrointestinal, neurological, lung or other disorders. Mild cases are asymptomatic but more severe cases can result in problems for the mother and the baby.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Polyhydramnios is available below.
Symptoms of Polyhydramnios
See full list of 9
symptoms of Polyhydramnios
Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Polyhydramnios:
- Pregnancy -- Related Home Testing:
Wrongly Diagnosed with Polyhydramnios?
Read more about complications of Polyhydramnios.
Causes of Polyhydramnios
See full list of 16
causes of Polyhydramnios
Read more about causes of Polyhydramnios.
More information about causes of Polyhydramnios:
Polyhydramnios: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Polyhydramnios
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, ...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system contains a variety of "good"...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with...read more »
Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form
of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer.
Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety...read more »
Undiagnosed celiac disease in pregnancy harms fetus: The failure
to diagnose the common but less known digestive disease celiac disease (see symptoms of celiac disease...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, ...read more »
Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status
can affect her level of fertility.
Although obesity or overweight can in themselves reduce...read more »
Read more about Misdiagnosis and Polyhydramnios
Polyhydramnios: Research Doctors & Specialists
Research related physicians and medical specialists:
- Pregnancy & Fertility Health Specialists:
- Baby & Newborn Health Specialists:
- Womens Health Specialists:
- Digestive Health Specialists (Gastroenterology):
- more specialists...»
Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:
Hospitals & Clinics: Polyhydramnios
Research quality ratings and patient safety measures
for medical facilities in specialties related to Polyhydramnios:
Hospital & Clinic quality ratings »
Choosing the Best Hospital:
More general information, not necessarily in relation to Polyhydramnios,
on hospital performance and surgical care quality:
Polyhydramnios: Rare Types
Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:
More Polyhydramnios animations & videos
Research about Polyhydramnios
Visit our research pages for current research about Polyhydramnios treatments.
Clinical Trials for Polyhydramnios
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Polyhydramnios include:
Read more about Clinical Trials for Polyhydramnios
Polyhydramnios: Broader Related Topics
Types of Polyhydramnios
User Interactive Forums
Read about other experiences, ask a question about Polyhydramnios, or answer someone else's question, on our message boards:
Definitions of Polyhydramnios:
Excess of amniotic fluid greater than 2,000 ml. It is a common obstetrical complication whose major causes include maternal diabetes, chromosomal disorders, isoimmunological disease, congenital abnormalities, and multiple gestations.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Contents for Polyhydramnios:
» Next page: What is Polyhydramnios?
Medical Tools & Articles:
Tools & Services:
Forums & Message Boards
- Ask or answer a question at the Boards: