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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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Do lots of people get disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, or is it unusual?

DIC: Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (dic) is very rare outside the intensive care unit or in patients who are very sick. Dic is usually seen in patients with overwhelming infections that lead to multiple organ failure, therfore, it is typically seen in a patient with serious infection who is sick enough to required intensive care management. Patients who have dic have a very high risk of death. ...Read more

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How can I treat disseminated intravascular coagulopathy?

Dont do this at home: Dic is seen in patients who are seriously ill (usually due to serious infections) and who end up in the intensive care unit. The managment of dic is very complex and involve the right balance of administration of blood products and correction of the udnerlying disease that has led to the dic and should be left to physicians who are experts in intensive care. ...Read more

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Whats disseminated intravascular coagulopathy?

DIC: Disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic) is a complex systemic thrombohemorrhagic disorder involving the generation of intravascular fibrin and the consumption of procoagulants and platelets. The resultant clinical condition is characterized by intravascular coagulation and hemorrhage. ...Read more

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What are the tests for disseminated intravascular coagulopathy?

What are the tests for disseminated intravascular coagulopathy?

See below: Examination of peripheral blood smear, platelet count, fibrin degradation products, fibrinogen level are among the common tests used in arriving at a diagnosis of dic. ...Read more

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If someone has a focal placenta accreta can it detach and come out on its own? Have you ever heard of this? Or would this be unusual?

If someone has a focal placenta accreta can it detach and come out on its own? Have you ever heard of this? Or would this be unusual?

Placenta Accreta: Placenta Accreta usually occurs when the placenta attaches to a scar from a previous cesarean section. If the placenta grows into the scar it is called placenta increta. If it grows through the wall of the uterus it is called placenta percreta. These are serious problems which can lead to a cesarean hysterectomy. The diagnosis is suspected by ultrasound or MRI. A focal accreta could detach. ...Read more

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Can you detect placenta accreta on an 18 obstetrical week ultrasound? My midwife says you can't see pa, but it was my understanding that you could.

You certainly can!: Expert eyes can discern the tell-tale signs of placenta accreta as early as the first trimester - in fact recent evidence suggests that is the best time to detect this potentially life-threatening complication of pregnancy. It is certainly possible to diagnose accreta at 18 weeks - I have done it repeatedly and confirmed it at delivery. ...Read more

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Why am i still hurting after having a baby 9 months ago? I was diagnosed with placenta accreta after the birth of my child my doctor didn't do surgery to remove it he just pulled it out was he suppose to do that?

Confused..: Your information is a little confusing to me; are you concerned about long-term pain from your delivery, or asking whether the management of placenta accreta was appropriate in your case? Please clarify. Any time pain persists that far out after delivery it is abnormal and merits examination by a gynecologist. Standard management of suspected placenta accreta is prelabor cesarean hysterectomy @35w. ...Read more

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Are subchorionic hematomas and placenta accreta related? Do you typically see them together?

Are subchorionic hematomas and placenta accreta related? Do you typically see them together?

Different things: These are distinctly different things. A subchorionic hematoma is a collection of blood in the layer between the membranes and the placenta. It is typically found in the 1st trimester when someone experiences bleeding. A placenta accreta is when the placenta is attached too deeply into the uterine wall. You could have both things but they are not typically related. ...Read more

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