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.Reference 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).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 8, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine