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Polyhydramnios in Multiple Pregnancy
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 pregnancies.1
Polyhydramnios increases the risk of:
- Premature breaking (rupture) of the amniotic sac.
- Premature labor.
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 (amniocentesis).
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine|
|Last Revised||July 8, 2011|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: July 8, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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