Amniotic Fluid Index

Amniotic fluid is necessary for the development of a fetus. An amniotic fluid index is a way to measure the amniotic fluid volume in pregnant women. The normal amniotic fluid index usually lies between 6 and 24 cm. When the amniotic fluid index is less than 5 to 6 cm, the condition is known as oligohydramnios. An amniotic fluid index greater than 24 to 25 cm is referred to as polyhydramnios.

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Can pregnancy be terminated in the 28th week?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my late 6th month pregnancy. Recently I went for a scan named targeted imaging for fetal anomalies (TIFFA). All the reports were normal except hypoplastic nasal bone and higher normal values of amniotic fluid. I am approaching you for second consultation now. My questions are, wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

Other than ultrasound, how can Down's syndrome be diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 weeks pregnant. Yesterday, I went for an ultrasound scan named targeted imaging for fetal anomalies. Other than hypoplasia of nasal bone, everything is normal. I need an expert opinion regarding advanced tests of ultrasound or amniocentesis, karyotyping or any ultrasound scan to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in toto. At 26 weeks period of gestation, the overall growth of the fetus is fine. But the concern here is hypoplastic nasal bone seen in the second trimester TIFFA (targeted imaging for ...  Read Full »

Our baby seems to have continuous weight loss. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Our baby is 2 weeks 1 day old. Her weight at birth was 3.2 kg, after 1 week it was 2.9 kg and today it is 2.6 kg. She seems to have continuous weight loss. We are really worried. She has been completely breastfed. She used to have 3 to 4 wet diapers during daytime and 2 to 3 wet diap...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. To begin with, 3.2 kg at birth is good weight for your baby. Being exclusively breastfed is beneficial for the baby in many ways, nutritionally better and immunity boosting when compared with formula milk. Usually babies lose 10% of their birth weight in the first week o...  Read Full »

Please check my NIPT report and explain.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 27 weeks pregnant. Is my amniotic fluid normal or high? I hope there is no chance of any birth defect in my baby. My NIPT (noninvasive prenatal testing) test was normal. Also, my level 1 and level 2 scans were normal. Please check my report. Also, there is some problem with the art...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At this stage, we do not look for anomalies. If NIPT is normal, then you can be 99 percent sure that there is no anomaly. Also, the level 1 and 3 scans have been normal which is reassuring. The liquor is fine and nothing to panic about (attachment removed to protect ...  Read Full »

Will drumstick leaf soup reduce the amniotic fluid or harm the baby in any way?

Query: Hi doctor, I am five months pregnant. I am taking one glass of drumstick leaf soup daily. My neighbors tell me it will reduce the aminotic fluid. So, I am confused. Please give me a good suggestion.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? You can comfortably have anything to improve your health. It can never affect the baby. It is a myth that the fluid around the baby will reduce. If the baby's blood flow is normal, the blood flow to baby's kidney will be normal, and the baby will p...  Read Full »

Is the fetus's growth corresponding to its age?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached the reports of my wife's 30th-week scan. I was told that the baby's growth is a bit high. Please suggest your inputs if there is anything that should be done from our side. She has gestational diabetes. Her HbA1c during anomaly scan was 5.5 %. Is there any cause for co...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nice to hear from you. How are you three doing? I still tell you that she is not diabetic. Her blood sugars are normal. A HbA1c of less than 6.5 % indicates that her sugar has been normal for the last three months. I feel that her scan report is also normal (attachment...  Read Full »

Does an anomaly scan carry a risk of miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor,I am second time pregnant and my first son is 11 months old. Now, I am 20 weeks pregnant and the reports of the 12 weeks scan and the quad marker are normal. I do not have a family history of any abnormality but, my 20 weeks scan shows some abnormality. There is some thickness in the ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Please attach your reports again as they were not very clear. The main purpose of the anomaly scan is to check that the baby is developing normally. If the doctors suspect that your baby has a heart problem, you will be asked to come in for a...  Read Full »

Can medicines cause sudden weight gain during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 28 weeks pregnant. I am having doubts regarding medication which she is taking. Our consultant prescribed the following three medicines from first week of her pregnancy. Tablet Promocal (calcium, vitamin D3 and magnesium). Tablet Ferofer (Sodium feredetate with vitamins and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. The increase in weight may be due to difference in clothing or other things, but if it is true increase then water is accumulating in her body. Does she have swelling of feet? Under such a condition, salt intake is restricted. Her...  Read Full »

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