Know how to diagnose Oligohydramnios

Ultrasound examination is done for diagnosis of oligohydramnios. Amniotic fluid index and maximum pool depth are two ways to measure Amniotic fluid. Amniotic fluid index  is calculated by measuring cord-free vertical pockets of fluid in 4 quadrants and then adding them together.Maximum pool depth can be done by vertical measurement in any area.

Question: Can ultrasound examination detect the level of amniotic fluid? – Yes/No

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