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Is there a cure for oligohydramnios?

Prolonged oligohydramnios can cause complications in fetal development or during delivery. Depending on its cause, low levels of amniotic fluid can sometimes be returned to normal. For example, if the mother goes through a re-hydration plan (either by drinking more fluids or with the help of an IV), she can regulate her level of amniotic fluid.

However, if oligohydramnios is caused by a chronic disease in the mother, deformity of the fetus, post-term pregnancy, or a premature tear in the amniotic sac, treatment options become slimmer. In these cases, a procedure called amnio-infusion can be done, which injects extra fluid into the amniotic sac through a catheter and prevents delivery complications and poor fetal development. Delivery may sometimes be the best treatment available if the small amount of amniotic fluid is dangerous to the fetus.

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