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Doctor insights on: Does Placental Infarction Cause Intrauterine Growth Restriction

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Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more


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Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Consult with OB-GYN: Not knowing more about you it's very important that you talk about this finding with your ob-gyn for the sake of your baby and your emotional state of mind. You only want the best for this baby and your want to do everything to insure a healthy child is born. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to see a placental infarction on an ultrasound?

Is it possible for you to see a placental infarction on an ultrasound?

Difficult to see: Most placental infacts are difficult to see on ultrasound.Sometimes they may be seen as a hypoechoic region affecting the placenta. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for placenta infarction?

What is the treatment for placenta infarction?

Here are my thoughts: Placental infarcts, if they occur in an ongoing pregnancy, would lead me to have concern for the well being of the fetus. So addressing the underlying disease that caused the infarcts is important. In addition testing of the fetus for its well being should occur. I might also treat the mom so that the fetus received the best placental function possible, examples: rest, hydration & possibly oxygen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of placenta infarction?

What are the symptoms of placenta infarction?

HTN, FGR, oligo.: Placental infarction is a pathologically determined diagnosis that underlies a multitude of adverse perinatal outcomes such as fetal growth restriction, oligohydramnios, placental failure, preeclampsia/hypertension and placental abruption. It has symptoms of preeclampsia, small uterus and stillbirth. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: placenta infarction?

What is the definition or description of: placenta infarction?

Loss of blood supply: A placental infarction occurs when the blood supply to parts of the placenta has been disrupted. This can occur in a hypercoaguable state. ...Read more

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What causes fetal growth restriction?

What causes fetal growth restriction?

MF/placental factors: Maternal-fetal and placental etiologies can all cause fetal growth restriction. Severa fetal syndromes can lead to fgr (e.g. Down, patau, triploidy, edwards, noonan's, digeorge). Multifetal pregnancies are at increased risk for fgr; this can result in fetal demise, fetal brain injury, cerebral palsy or even normal outcomes in non-syndromic cases. Placental infarcts, hypertension, lupus: culprits. ...Read more

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How do I know if adopted child has growth hormone deficiency, wrong birthdate, or growth restriction?

How do I know if adopted child has growth hormone deficiency, wrong birthdate, or growth restriction?

Need to chart growth: If your child is very small, a physician needs to chart and analyze growth over a period of time by using a growth chart. If a child is small but growing at a normal rate, that is very different than a child who stops growing. Also head circumference and weight gain over time also need to be factored in. If actual age is not known, an estimate can be made by an xray of the hand bones. ...Read more

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Is a spleen infarction cause by some type of bacteria infection?

Is a spleen infarction cause by some type of bacteria infection?

Splenic infarcts: Sometimes. The main causes of splenic infarcts are clots (thrown from the heart which can be from a heart valve infection or an enlarged heart w/ blood pooling then clotting; or due to someone w/a disease wh/causes clots like sickle cell or cancer), a rapidly enlarging spleen outgrowing its blood supply (infections like mono/cmv or certain blood diseases); rarely autoimmune diseases cause infarcts. ...Read more

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Placenta Infarction (Definition)

A placental infarction occurs when the blood supply to parts of the placenta has been disrupted. This can occur ...Read more


Infarct (Definition)

It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more