Polyhydramnios is a condition in which there is too much fluid in the
sac surrounding the fetus (amniotic sac). It occurs in up to 5% of twin
Polyhydramnios increases the risk of:
Severe polyhydramnios may be treated with medicine, such as
indomethacin. Excess fluid is sometimes removed through a needle that is
inserted through the mother's abdomen into the amniotic sac
CitationsNewman RB, Rittenberg C (2008). Multiple
gestations. In RS Gibbs et al., eds., Danforth's Obstetrics and Gynecology, 10th ed., pp. 220–245. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and
July 8, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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