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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POLYHYDRAMNIOS AND OLIGOHYDRAMNIOS ?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POLYHYDRAMNIOS AND OLIGOHYDRAMNIOS ?
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A lot of things to understand during pregnancy. In medicine world, there is a problem with name Polyhydramnios and oligohydramnios. In this article we will discuss each meaning of the word. The question of Polyhydramnios and Oligohydramnios in fact associated with higher levels of amniotic fluid present in the woman's womb while pregnancy. Measure of the amount of amniotic fluid is measured in Amniotic Fluid Index or AFI.

What is a Polyhydramnios?

If the amniotic fluid index (AFI) above 25cm then called Polyhydramnios. It is a condition of excess AFI.

What is a Oligohydramnios?

If the amniotic fluid index (AFI) under 5cm then called oligohydramnios. It is a condition of shortage of AFI.

How to Know the Water Levels of amniotic sac in pregnancy?

To determine the value of the AFI, the obstetrician will use ultrasound by certain calculations to get the number of AFI.

What is Amniotic Fluid?

Amniotic fluid is a liquid that serves to protect a woman's womb during the pregnancy. If this is too much fluid (Polyhydramnios), it is potentially harmful to infants who are in the womb, therefore a doctor may recommend surgery section.

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