A 28-year-old male asked:
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what is the definition or description of: placenta blocks cervix?

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Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Previa: A previa is when a placenta entirely covers the opening of the cervix into the uterus (internal os). It is a reason for a cesarean section and if bleeding occurs and stops it may be a reason for prolonged bedrest.
Answered on Jan 26, 2020
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Yes: The definition of placenta pre via is that the placenta covers the cervix. often, as the pregnancy progresses, the placenta moves away from the cervix ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
It may move: as the pregnancy progresses but your OB will want to repeat ultrasounds to be sure. If it does not move you may need a C-Section.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
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No coitus: For now, i would recommend pelvic rest (no coitus), no heavy lifting and no exercising. These restrictions are temporary, the placenta will migrate up ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Probably not.: As the pregnancy progresses the placenta usually 'moves' up. Your doctor will likely order a follow up u/s to be sure.
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