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A 26-year-old female asked:

33 weeks 4 days pregnant, did scan &findings - gestational age 32-33 wks, placentalocation : posterior, grade : 2 please help what the grade 2 mean?is ok?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Nothing serious: It's a subject estimation of the appearance of the placenta, grade 2 would have a little bit more calcification. It's nothing to worry about. Keep an eye on your baby's movement, if it less than normal (or none at all!) call your doctor.
Dr. Eva Duckett
Radiology 31 years experience
Yes - it's ok: Cat: as you progress through your pregnancy, the placenta will mature/age. Grade 2 is about right for this stage in your pregnancy. It will show some increased calcification and mature even further to grade 3 prior to delivery. So it is just a way of grading the age/maturity of the placenta. Good luck to you.

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