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Blood Clots In The Placenta
I had several large blood clots in my placenta after delivering my 4th. I am pregnant again and am sore under my ribs like last time. Am i at risk?
Not related: Your rib pain and blood clots in your last placenta are unrelated. Placental bleeding is always a possibility, but since you had 3 others with no problems, i would believe that you are at no more risk with this pregnancy. Check with your OB in case there is other info that that he may know about which would change your risk. ...Read more
I have a blood clot near my placenta and am 24 weeks pregnant should I be concerned or on bedrest?
Talk to OB MD: You need to ask this question of your treating OB MD who will know the details of the clot and your answer. ...Read more
Placenta 3.8cm from os. Passed 5mm blood clot.OBYGn says not placenta issue as it is not close to os. Do you agree? Thinks it's cervix
Low Lying Placenta: Depending upon where you are in your pregnancy it most likely is not associated with the placenta. The cervix and pregnancy is very friable and may have occasional bleeding which is minimal in nature. This type of bleeding is usually painless. The placenta being 3.8 cm from the cervix is not unusual. If you have bright red vaginal bleeding that does not subside then see your physician or contact them immediately. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Not normal : Bleeding in pregnancy is not normal and should be evaluated and watched. A low-lying placenta often moves towards the upper uterus as the pregnancy advances, to where there is a better blood supply. As it does, the edge or the placenta might separate and bleed. It it usually ok, but needs to be watched ...Read more
7wk pregnant went to ER bleeding hermmeroage under placenta baby ok today passing blood clots should I be worried dr apt tomorrow?
Threatened: Bleeding in pregnancy is called a threatened miscarriage. It is common occurring in almost 1/2 of early pregnancies. Most do fine but unfortunately some will miscarry. It is a good sign the baby was alive on the sonogram. These are hard because there is not anything anyone can do but wait. I wish you the best. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Blood clots are a normal process. If there are excessive clots, then the treatment is tailored to the cause. You may consult this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/blood-clots/basics/definition/SYM-20050850 ...Read more
No fast cure: There is no fast cure for blood clots. It is your own body that is supposed to dissolve the clots. The blood thinner is going to help preventing the blood clots from getting bigger and creating more problems. Depending on the location, the extent of blood clots, the cause etc- blood clots is a serious condition. You should see you doctor for further treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
Good question: Stay physically active, avoid excess weight, don't smoke, stand and stretch your legs often if on a long car or plane trip, make sure you get preventative measures if you are to be immobilized for a prolonged period of time (like after surgery), and be aware of medications that increase risk of clots like tamoxifen or estrogen. ...Read more
Stress and clotting: In healthy people, acute mental stress activates clotting within normal physiologic range. In people with atherosclerosis & impaired endothelial function, acute stress may precipitate a hypercoagulable state -- not good. Chronic psychosocial stressors like job strain and poverty also make blood stickier -- hypercoagulable. Depression may cause this too. http://tinyurl.com/ov2fa9l. ...Read more
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