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Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Yes: High blood pressure, whether present before pregnancy or whether it develops during pregnancy, does increase a woman's risk for abruption. But most women with high blood pressure never have an abruption. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does smoking increase the risk for placenta previa?

Does smoking increase the risk for placenta previa?

Yes: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read more

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How does placenta previa cause preterm delivery?

Bleeding and Cntrxns: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read more

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Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Depends: A high risk pregnancy can be high risk for the mother or high risk for the baby. It depends upon what the risk factor is. ...Read more

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Can low lying placenta causes bleeding in pregnancy?

Can low lying placenta causes bleeding in pregnancy?

yes: In fact that is a relatively common cause of bleeding. Sometimes the diagnosis is not correct and there is really a placenta previa. As long as the bleeding does not get too bad too early usually fine. ...Read more

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Does gastroparesis mean high risk pregnancy?

Does gastroparesis mean high risk pregnancy?

Potentially: People with gastroparesis typically have chronic difficulties with nausea and vomiting due to delayed gastric emptying. If you are unable to take in much nutrition, this will be problematic with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it abruptio or placenta previa that bleeds when placenta is low?

Is it abruptio or placenta previa that bleeds when placenta is low?

May be both: A previa is usually painless bleeding when the cervix is changing (dilating) causing bleeding from torn vessels being sheared off. It is a type of abruption although any bleeding from a detaching placenta is strictly called an abruption. These are usually away from the cervix and can be associated with cramping, pain, or heavy bleeding. If you have a previa, let your doc know if you bleed. ...Read more

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Could placenta previa lead to placenta percreta?

Could placenta previa lead to placenta percreta?

PP can be percreta: A placenta prévia can invade the uterine and cervical tissues and be associated with a placenta increta and placenta percreta. ...Read more

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Is having a marginal previa/low-lying placenta considered high risk?

Marginal previa: A marginal previa or a low lying placenta is usually diagnosed by ultrasound. Early in a pregnancy ultrasound can over diagnose the condition. Risk will depend upon whether you have had any bleeding with the diagnosis. A 28 week ultrasound is usually recommended to better visualize where the placenta actually is. ...Read more

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Will vaginal spotting/bleeding stop placenta previa resolves? Does recurrent bleeding in 2nd tr indicate that placenta previa is unlikely to resolve?

Will vaginal spotting/bleeding stop placenta previa resolves? Does recurrent bleeding in 2nd tr indicate that placenta previa is unlikely to resolve?

2 questions here: Answer to number one, not always. Answer number 2, not always. You will need periodic ultrasound monitoring to follow this issue and, most importantly, if you have significant bleeding, pain, or preterm labor get to hospital right away. Don't plan any trips. You need to be very careful or this may threaten the lives of both you and your baby. Follow your OBs advice and make sure you follow up. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy effect high risk hpv ?

Does pregnancy effect high risk hpv ?

Not particularly: Many women carry evidence of high risk HPV strains for decades without it effecting having families. If you are not in the midst of treatment for cervical cancer, the cervix/uterus will carry a pregnancy as it would otherwise & the HPV would be just a novelty. Pregnancy would not increase or decrease the risk involved. ...Read more

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Could first trimester spotting from low placenta cause long term bleeding?

Could first trimester spotting from low placenta cause long term bleeding?

During the pregnancy: A placenta that partially (or totally) covers the cervix is common very early in a pregnancy. If the placenta continues to cover the cervix throughout the pregnancy this can be associated with bleeding for the duration of the pregnancy. This will not cause long term bleeding after the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Depends: Need more information of what you mean by high risk pregancy. The problem is needed to give odds. ...Read more

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Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Hi, what line of blood cells are we talking about? White blood cells, Red blood cells, Platelet? Please clarify and ask the question. Also provide the reason for low blood cell count because what causing the low blood cell count could be relevant to the question. ...Read more

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Why does placenta previa cause cramping and bleeding?

Why does placenta previa cause cramping and bleeding?

Placenta previa: Usually bleeding associated with placenta previa is painless. Rarely, if there is separation of placenta and blood is collected retroplacentally, it can be painful. ...Read more

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I'm O+, my husband is AB+. What's the likelihood of our baby having neonatal anemia? High risk pregnancy w/ maternal anemia and planned c-section cutting through anterior placenta previa.

I'm O+, my husband is AB+. What's the likelihood of our baby having neonatal anemia? High risk pregnancy w/ maternal anemia and planned c-section cutting through anterior placenta previa.

Possible: There is some possibility of an A/O or B/O reaction with jaundice and hemolytic disease but that part of this is usually minor and easy to manage. An OB with quick hands can limit the other issue. I would try to relax and figure out what your life will be like with 3 kids running around. ...Read more

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Why does placenta previa cause cramping? There is no bleeding and I'm 18 weeks pregnant

Why does placenta previa cause cramping? There is no bleeding and I'm 18 weeks pregnant

No cramping per se: Placenta previa is not known to cause cramping of its own. Plus, only much later in pregnancy will it become clear, whether what seems a placenta obstructing the inner opening of the cervical canal will remain in that place and not give entirely way. Especially if there is no bleeding this location of the placenta would not be the first item on a list of potential causes of cramping. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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High Risk Pregnancy (Definition)

High risk pregnancies are those in which the risk to the mother or the baby is higher than for the average pregnancy. A pregnancy can be termed "high-risk" when the mother has a pre-existing condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or when she has had previous problem pregnancies, is pregnant with multiple babies, or ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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