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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Circumvallate Placenta

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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


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What are my chances of having a healthy baby with a Complete Circumvallate Placenta?

Usually good outcome: Most pregnancies with a circumvallate placenta are without complication. However, there is an increased risk of bleeding and preterm delivery. You will need to be followed closely by your OB. ...Read more

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Circumvallate placenta is it dangerous even if baby seems healthy?

Circumvallate placenta is it dangerous even if baby seems healthy?

doctor supervision: Circumvallate placenta is a placental disease in which the fetal membranes (chorion and amnion) 'double back' on the fetal side around the edge of the placenta. Complete circumvallate placenta occurs in approximately 1% of pregnancies. The condition is associated with perinatal complications such as placental abruption, oligohydramnios, abnormal cardiotocography, preterm birth, and miscarriage. ...Read more

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What questions should I ask my ob regarding my diagnosis of cirumvallate placenta?

What questions should I ask my ob regarding my diagnosis of cirumvallate placenta?

Complications: There is an association with an increased risk of some complications like placenta abruption, oligohydramnios (decreased fluid around baby), and others. Be sure to discuss increased surveillance during your pregnancy. Also ask about referral to maternal fetal medicine specialist. Be assured most women and babies do well. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with your pregnancy. Dr. R ...Read more

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What cause placenta infection?

What cause placenta infection?

Multiple Causes: Placental infections can be caused from multiple organisms. Some are part of a woman's normal reproductive tract while others are transmitted and cause disease. Infections are often with multiple organisms including e. Coli, streptococcus, ureaplasma fusobacterium, mycoplasma species, and anaerobes. ...Read more

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What is the cause of placenta accreta?

What is the cause of placenta accreta?

Uterine scars/defect: The placenta tends to implant over pre-existing uterine scars or defects; when that occurs, the invasive nature of the placenta can lead to abnormally increased vascularity in areas without sufficient uterine muscle to control the bleeding once the placenta is delivered (particularly near the cervix). That is potentially life-threatening if undiagnosed until delivery and managed in small hospital! ...Read more

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Placenta particles could cause cancer, true?

Placenta particles could cause cancer, true?

Sort of: Cancers of the trophoblastic tissue arise from placenta. Some occur after normal pregnancy and others after abnormal pregnancies such as molar pregnancy. ...Read more