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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Circumvallate Placenta

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What is a partial circumvallate placenta? What causes it?

What is a partial circumvallate placenta? What causes it?

Implantation: A circumvallate placenta is simply a 'accident" of implantation and formation. Serendipity often causes some of the medical aberrations that are often seen.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Does smoking cause venous leaks in the placenta?

Does smoking cause venous leaks in the placenta?

Vascular spasm: Which can lead to impaired placental blood circulation which is bad for the fetus/baby. Please don't smoke if pregnant.

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If the placenta is lower than normal and the embryo growth is slower by 15 days what could be potential causes and any remedies?

Differnt things: A low lying placenta is a possible problem, but generally it will not give you any particular problem. If it grows across the cervix, it is a placenta previa, and would necessitate a c-section. As to slower than average growth, it is much more disturbing, as a child that is not growing properly has trouble at birth. The most common cause here is smoking. If you smoke, quit.

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What causes the placenta to be ging faster than it should be and cause the baby isn't growing. I don't smoke. Don't have diabetes or hbp. Help! Scared.?

Blood clots: Placental insufficiency often due to increased tendency to blood clots. Tell your md to do a thrombophilia workup, particularly factor v leiden, prothrombin gene, factors viii and xi.

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What causes retained placenta?

No detachment: After delivery, the placenta is supposed to detach from the wall of the uterus along a specific layer of tissue. Sometimes this tissue layer is partially missing and part of the placenta is tightly adherent to the uterine wall. The placenta is divided into sections called cotyledons. Sometimes one or two cotyledons will be left behind when the rest of the placenta is delivered. Best wishes!

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What causes a low lying placenta?

What causes a low lying placenta?

Random chance: The embryo implants on the uterine lining, and at that location the placenta starts to grow. Usually, it is on a portion of the uterus that will stretch and thin during pregnancy, and is nowhere near the internal cervical opening. However, sometimes the embryo implants very near the internal cervical opening, resulting in a low-lying placenta or even a placenta covering the opening, req. C-sec.

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What is the cause of placenta eclamsia?

Unknown: The exact cause of pre-eclampsia is still unknown, despite lots of research.