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How do other illnesses affect amniotic sac disorders?

The exact causes of amniotic sac disorders are unclear. Some risk factors, however, may involve other illnesses. If a mother suffers from high blood pressure, it is possible that the medications she is taking could damage some of the organs in the growing fetus, which could trigger issues with the amniotic fluid. Diabetes caused by pregnancy and even lupus could also cause some issues with the levels of amniotic fluid, leading to further complications. Infections in the mother's gential tract, such as those from sexually transmitted disease or bacterial vaginosis, may cause intra-amniotic infection (which can include infection of the amniotic fluid).

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