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Subchorionic hemorrhage, placental abruption, oligohydramnios (20w3d). What does this all mean? Is it serious?

Subchorionic hemorrhage, placental abruption, oligohydramnios (20w3d). What does this all mean? Is it serious?

Placenta: This means there is a collection of blood between the placenta and the uterine wall- therefore the abruption, the term oligohydramnios basically means low amniotic fluid and can have multiple causes including placenta dysfunction on the side of the mother, of problems with the fetus- problems with the kidneys. Please speak to your physician and seek a referral to a perinatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Oligohydramnios (Definition)

Oligohydramnios is a condition where there is not enough amniotic ...Read more


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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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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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If I had abruption, what is risk of it coming back?

If I had abruption, what is risk of it coming back?

Yes!: Women with a history of placental abruption are at several-fold higher risk of abruption in a subsequent pregnancies. The risk of recurrence can be 5 to 15%, compared to a baseline incidence of 0.4 to 1.3%in the general population. After two consecutive abruptions, the risk of a third rises to 20 to 25%. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a normal regnancy after abruption?

Is it possible  to have a normal regnancy after abruption?

Absolutely!: In fact most pregnancies after an abruption have normal outcomes. The risk for poor outcomes (such as recurrent abruption, fetal demise, small baby, preterm birth, preeclampsia) is increased compared to women who have never had an abruption, but the absolute risk is still low for problems (~10%). ...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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What causes a placental abruption?

What causes a placental abruption?

Shearing forces: 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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What causes a placental abruption ?

What causes a placental abruption ?

Shearing forces: 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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Rough tech tried to roll baby over during 20 week u/s painfully pushing belly. could this caused my abruption day later?

Rough tech tried to roll baby over during 20 week u/s painfully pushing belly. could this caused my abruption day later?

Possible: the force required to disrupt the placenta is generally pretty high but you should never let anyone push around your pregnant belly hard enough to cause you pain without demanding that they stop immediately. it may be a coincidence that you were on the verge of abrupting but i would need to know more clinical information. sorry that happened. ...Read more

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What brings on an abruption?

High pressure: 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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