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How bad is my placenta previa and how big is my chance to have my placenta in the correct place.I don't want to undergo cs..

How bad is my placenta previa and how big is my chance to have my placenta in the correct place.I don't want to undergo cs..

Impossible to answer: Unfortunately without information about how many weeks pregnant you are, and whether your placenta is completely covering or just close to your cervix, i can't answer this. But you should talk to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Placenta Blocks Cervix (Definition)

A previa is when a placenta entirely covers the opening of the cervix into the uterus (internal os). It is a reason for a cesarean section and if bleeding occurs and stops it may be a ...Read more


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Im 21weeks aog with placenta previa totalis how big is my chance to have my placenta in correct place?I don't want to undergo cs(utz is in my profile)

Im 21weeks aog with placenta previa totalis how big is my chance to have my placenta in correct place?I don't want to undergo cs(utz is in my profile)

Does not look good: For a vag del, you will have to be followed sometimes it can move but u should prepare yourself for a poss csection u cannot deliver through any part of the placenta ! ...Read more

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I was diagnosis with placenta previa after some spotting. I'm 15 weeks and still spotting-light brown. Is this normal? If this will correct when?

Placenta previa: I'm not sure of your question - is placenta previa normal - NO. Is bleeding with previa normal - yes. Spotting just light brown sounds like either old blood or very slow bleed, which is better than brisk, bright red bleeding. Some previas "correct" themselves - that is the placenta moves away from the cervix area. This can happen at any time during the pregnancy.It has to be followed VERY CLOSELY! ...Read more

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What is placenta previa?

Placenta over cervix: Placenta previa is a complication of pregnancy where the placenta is covering the opening of the uterus called the cervix. It occurs in 1/200 pregnancies more commonly in patients with a previous c section. If diagnosed in early pregnancy it may resolve before delivery. If not a c section will be needed. It can cause painless bleeding often requiring bedrest. ...Read more

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What is a placenta previa?

What is a placenta previa?

Blocks birth canal.: Placenta previa occurs when it implants over the maternal cervix of the uterus, thereby blocking the birth canal and precluding safe vaginal delivery. This is a potentially life-threatening condition that is best managed by experienced obstetrician/maternal-fetal medicine specialist at a large tertiary hospital with blood bank and ICU availability. ...Read more

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Is placenta previa hereditary?

Is placenta previa hereditary?

no: Placenta previa is an obstetric complication in which the placenta is inserted partially or wholly in lower uterine segment.It can sometimes occur in the later part of the first trimester, but usually during the second or third. It is a leading cause of antepartum haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding). It affects approximately 0.4-0.5% of all labours. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get placenta previa?

1 in 200: Placenta previa occurs in approximately 1 in 200 pregnancies. It is a condition where the placenta blocks the opening to your cervix. Placenta previa is usually diagnosed by routine ultrasound. Or, women may experience painless vaginal bleeding, prompting evaluation. Placenta previa is usually followed by your doctor during pregnancy. Delivery must occur via c-section. ...Read more

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What are the tests for placenta previa?

What are the tests for placenta previa?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the main way to follow a previa. If your previa resolves with time, your labor should be the same as anyone else's. If it doesn't, tests for anemia, clotting factors, and blood availabilty are tests that are performed to be prepared for any emergency at delivery. Most patients are at bed rest in their 2nd trimester and pelvic rest until delivery. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about placenta previa?

Attached over cervix: Placenta previa is when the placenta attaches low inside the uterus, near theopening of the birth canal/cervix. This can cause problems during the birth process because when the cervix starts dilating it could tear the blood vessels in the placenta, depriving the baby of blood and making mom lose too much blood. To be safe, many ob's recommend a c-section instead of vaginal birth. ...Read more

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Placenta (Definition)

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