SymptomsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Amniotic fluid embolism develops suddenly and rapidly.
Signs and symptoms of amniotic fluid embolism might include:
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- Sudden shortness of breath
- Excess fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema)
- Sudden low blood pressure
- Sudden failure of the heart to effectively pump blood (cardiovascular collapse)
- Life-threatening problems with blood clotting (disseminated intravascular coagulopathy)
- Altered mental status, such as anxiety
- Rapid heart rate or disturbances in the rhythm of the heart rate
- Fetal distress, such as a slow heart rate
- Sudden fetal heart rate abnormalities
- Bleeding from the uterus, incision or intravenous (IV) sites
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