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Question: My amniotic fluid index value is 20. Is there any way to reduce excess fluid?

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Answer: Please don't worry you are already at your terms now I hope your consulting doctor have asked you for some basic investigation like blood pressure or blood sugar levels to rule out any detectable cause of increased amniotic fluid level. If all normal than no worries
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Question: My amniotic fluid index level is 21,is there any problem in that,how to reduce amniotic fluid
Answer: Hello dear, common causes of excess amniotic fluid include gestational diabetes, fetal anomalies with disturbed fetal swallowing of amniotic fluid, fetal infections and other, rarer causes. You can't do anything only doctor can guide you better. Follow doctor's instructions.. You must avoid sugar and sweet food and fruit like banana. This procedure carries a small risk of complications, including preterm labor, placental abruption and premature rupture of the membranes. Your health care provider may prescribe the oral medication indomethacin  (Indocin) to help reduce fetal urine production and amniotic fluid volume. In some cases, a drug might be prescribed to reduce the amount of urine the baby passes. If you have severe polyhydramnios, you may need some of the amniotic fluid to be drained off to reduce the risk of premature labour or problems with the placenta.
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Question: Is there any home remedy to reduce excess aminotic fluid ??
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