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What is meant by a partial placenta abruption?

What is meant by a partial placenta abruption?

Small section, ltd.: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read more

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The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more


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Can a placenta abruption cause the baby to die?

If big enough, yes: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read more

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Placenta abruption can recover without affecting the baby?

Sometimes: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read more

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Placenta tear at 18 weeks with history of placenta abruption, what to do?

See OB MD now: You need to see a OB MD immediately to avoid a significant bleeding recurrence of the previous abruption. ...Read more

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Placenta tear at 18 weeks with history of placenta abruption. Should I be concerned?

Not necessarily: Since the placenta cannot be directly examined, I am guessing that they are seeing an apparent collection of blood behind the placenta on ultrasound. These "subchorionic hematomas" are actually fairly common, are usually limited, and are not normally clinically significant. The chance of an evolving abruption is small but your history increases your risk. Monitor it and hopefully it is stable. ...Read more

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I have had two csections first was sunny side up second placenta abruption. Would it be possible to have a natural birth after those? I really want to

I have had two csections first was sunny side up second placenta abruption. Would it be possible to have a natural birth after those? I really want to

Please talk to OB: Though not impossible to have vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean), there are risks. You need to have a thorough discussion with your ob, so that you can make an informed decision. Not every OB would be willing to do vbacs -- another reason to talk to your ob. ...Read more

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How can I prevent fainting at the sight of blood? Placenta abruption.

How can I prevent fainting at the sight of blood? Placenta abruption.

Do not look: Do not look, do not smell, distract yourself by talking about something else.... Have a cotton ball with ammonia in your hands. Sniff it if you feel you are fainting. ...Read more

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Can heavy lifting cause placenta abruption? Can it cause harm? I'm 38weeks and been lifting heavy things preparing for the baby & the baby's room

Can heavy lifting cause placenta abruption? Can it cause harm? I'm 38weeks and been lifting heavy things preparing for the baby & the baby's room

Not necessarily: you need to have risk factors for the placental ubruption, as high blood pressure, abnormally situated placenta, etc, if the baby is kicking well , no pain, no vaginal bleeding, you should be fine, in addition to avoiding over-exertion and having enough rest as you can afford, call your doctor for an exam / ultrasound for reassurance ...Read more

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Are the chances high of a reoccurant placenta abruption after having one at 32 weeks which resulted in stillbirth?Dr's have said it looked like a fluk

Are the chances high of a reoccurant placenta abruption after having one at 32 weeks which resulted in stillbirth?Dr's have said it looked like a fluk

Recurrence rate: The most recent literature is putting recurrence rate between 5-15%. The risk is even higher if the initial abruption was considered to be severe. When the abruption is severe enough to kill the fetus, as in your case, there is a 7% incidence of the same outcome in a future pregnancy, unfortunately. There aren't any studies that demonstrate interventions lower the risk. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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I had a stillbirth due to a placenta abruption. NO known cause.One healthy birth previously. Would I be likely to have another abrupt or healthy preg?

Abruption chances: First of all, I am sorry for your loss. The risk for a recurrent complicated placental abruption in your next pregnancy is about 33/1000. Special surveillance would need to be undertaken about 3 months prior to the gestational age of the baby you lost due to the first placental abruption. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Abnormal area found in placenta on ultrasound. Dr said maybe clot or tumor.would an abruption be noticeable also if it was a clot?

Talk to your OB MD: This is a test result that should have been given to you with a detailed explanation of its; consequences to allay your anxiety. So, the person with the best & most accurate answers is your OB MD. ...Read more

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Placenta abruption help, 20 weeks pregnant, what to do?

Abruption : Placenta abruption occurs when placenta starts to shear off uterine wall. Things that increase risk of abruption are smoking, contractions, older age, abdominal trauma. Avoiding the above (those that you can control) will help. Otherwise there is no treatment for abruption at 20 weeks other than watchful waiting ...Read more

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How do you treat placenta abruption? I'm 20 weeks pregnant.

How do you treat placenta abruption? I'm 20 weeks pregnant.

See below...: There is no actual medical or surgical treatment for abruption. If an abruption is diagnosed near term, the baby is delivered. Very early in pregnancy, the only thing that can be done is to keep the pregnancy under close observation. Sometimes bed-rest and other restrictions are imposed in an attempt to keep it from getting worse. Your doctor will guide you through this. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can pushing to hard on your belly cause placenta abruption while pregnant?

Can pushing to hard on your belly cause placenta abruption while pregnant?

Yes: Do not push hard on your belly, actually try not to push at all. ...Read more

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Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Not likely: In general lifting objects does not cause problems for pregnancy but obviously if something is too heavy for you or makes you uncomfortable then it should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Not likely: In general lifting objects does not cause problems for pregnancy but obviously if something is too heavy for you or makes you uncomfortable then it should be avoided. ...Read more