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A 30-year-old female asked:

diagnosed with marginal placenta previa at 23 wk. now 26 wk. md said i will need a c section. is there any chance the previa will still resolve?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Perhaps: If a previa is present at the time of labor then a c section will be needed. Typically marginal previas are monitored by serial ultrasounds. As the uterus grows the placenta may be pulled safely away from the cervix. Ask your doctor if other sonograms will be done

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