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signs of placenta accreta

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don't know: We don't know all the causes, but we know certain folks are at increased risk, such as having multiple c-sections and placenta previa.
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Uterine scars/defect: The placenta tends to implant over pre-existing uterine scars or defects; when that occurs, the invasive nature of the placenta can lead to abnormally ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ultrasound & MRI: An accreta is a more dangerous form of placental abnormality and ultrasound isn't very accurate although it can show signs that concern us. Especially ... Read More
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Ultrasound, Doppler.: The provisional working diagnosis is achieved prenatally with history taking and a targeted ultrasound examination by an expert in the field. Mri is n ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Only at delivery: There are no symptoms during the pregnancy. Accreta presents with a placenta that will not detach after the infant is born. If the placenta is manua ... Read More
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Vaginal bleeding.: Placenta accreta is a post-hoc diagnosis made after autopsy (if you are unlucky and it was undiagnosed until delivery), or after pathological examinat ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uterine scarring: Women with a history of fibroid surgery or previous ceasarean whose placenta implants on scar tissue have a small, but present potential for the place ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal: Placenta actually attaches invasively to the uterine muscle rather than the uterine lining as it should. May not be able to be separated when the bab ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
47 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Placenta accreta: A placenta accreta develops when the placenta invades or grows into the muscular layer of the uterus. With invasion of the muscle, detachment of the p ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Resorption: If placenta percreta/accreta is recognized at the time of delivery and there is no bleeding then allowing the uterus to contract and retained placenta ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Placenta Accreta: Placenta Accreta usually occurs when the placenta attaches to a scar from a previous cesarean section. If the placenta grows into the scar it is calle ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very definitely: Unfortunately, placenta accreta is often diagnosed at the time post delivery when a cotyledon(plug) of placenta is missing or the placenta itself does ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The concern is for mother. After the baby is born, difficulty with separation and removal of the placenta can result in excess bleeding, a hysterecto ... Read More
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