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Leaking Amniotic Fluid
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Leaking Amniotic Fluid

I'm 12 weeks and fear I'm leaking amniotic fluid.  I feel gushes when I get up in the morning, turn in my sleep but not when laughing, coughing or sneezing which is typical of urine leakage.  Its clear but when dries is a yellowish tint.  I've already had some spotting at 10+weeks that my dr. believes was secondary from a "slight placenta detaching" so I'm really worried this is amniotic fluid -its been happening for over a week now or is to early for that?
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Hi!
At 12 weeks there is not very much amniotic fluid there yet, so I'm guessing, and hoping that you are having some urinary incontinence.  Almost everyone does during pregnancy!
There is a test that can be done to detect amniotic fluid--the fern and nitrazine test--which can be done in the doctor's office.  Also, an ultrasound should show whether there is a normal amount of fluid in the sac.  I definitely recommend that you inform your MD and let him/her decide what tests to do!

Good luck!
Dr B
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