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my 20wk us showed complete placenta previa, obgyn says it covers by 5cm. will csection require general anesthesia? is incision vertical?

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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
No,: Csection does not have to require general anesthesia or vertical incision
Answered on Sep 4, 2014
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
35 years experience Anesthesiology
No: y0u can have an epidural type of anesthetic
Answered on Nov 19, 2014

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