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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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How long does bleeding with placenta previa last?

How long does bleeding with placenta previa last?

Varies: Placenta previa is a condition in which the placenta implants directly over the cervix and blocks the birth canal. For this reason, women with placenta previa require a c-section. Since the placenta is exposed more, it is more prone to bleeding as well. Bleeding ranges from continuous or occasional spotting to torrential hemorrhage that could threaten the lives of both mother and baby. Read more

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Is there a chance of bleeding even after correction of placenta previa?

Is there a chance of bleeding even after correction of placenta previa?

Yes: There is no surgical or mefical treatment yo correct placenta previa however sometimes the placenta can change or move so that it no longer overlies the opening of the cervix if you have true placenta previa it needs to be closely monitored especially the closer you get to going in labor as at that time your cervix will dilate and can cause severe bleeding. 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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How dangerous is C-section with placenta previa? I have heard there is a high risk of bleeding out!?

How dangerous is C-section with placenta previa? I have heard there is a high risk of bleeding out!?

Increased risk.: What you have heard is correct; exsanguination can occur in undiagnosed accreta/previa in small hospitals with inexperienced surgeon (s). Seek expert care if uou have placenta previa (including maternal-fetal medicine ultrasound and consultation), avoid all nsaids/sex/travel/unnecessary car rides/heavy lifting/straining/constipation and deliver in a large, tertiary care hospital [blood bank/icu]. Read more

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Have placenta previa and just had a pelvic exam with no bleeding can I have sex with my husband?

Have placenta previa and just had a pelvic exam with no bleeding can I have sex with my husband?

ABSOLUTELY NOT: Consider your vagina a "no fly zone" until your physician has told you that the placenta has "migrated" and you've been given the green light to resume sex. Read more

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I'm 19 weeks of gestation with complete placenta previa, can I take Duvadilan as a tocolytics? Provided that I had painless bleeding one week ago.

I'm 19 weeks of gestation with complete placenta previa, can I take Duvadilan as a tocolytics? Provided that I had painless bleeding one week ago.

Depends: If you are having contractions then it is prudent to take tocolytics. If you are contracting and you have placenta previa, you should be in the hospital. Please see your doctor. Read more

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Why is there bleeding with placenta previa?

Why is there bleeding with placenta previa?

Leaky vessels: 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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Why is the bleeding painless from placenta previa?

Why is the bleeding painless from placenta previa?

No contractions.: Because the bleeding does not involve the contractile part of the uterus, only the placenta over the cervix. The placenta is devoid of innervation, therefore the mother does not experience pain in bleeding previa unless preterm labor is also present. Read more

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I have placenta previa. Just in case it does not block the cervix, can I still deliver vaginally?

I have placenta previa. Just in case it does not block the cervix, can I still deliver vaginally?

Yes: The definition of placenta pre via is that the placenta covers the cervix. Often, as the pregnancy progresses, the placenta moves away from the cervix and vaginal delivery can occur. Read more

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Can you deliver vaginally if placenta previa corrects itself? C

Can you deliver vaginally if placenta previa corrects itself? C

Yes it is possible: If it corrects itself completely you should be able to deliver vaginally. Check with your ob. Read more

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I had my scan yesterday at 14 weeks at my ob & it showed marginal placenta previa- will I bleed as my uterus stretches if my placenta is to migrate up?

I had my scan yesterday at 14 weeks at my ob & it showed marginal placenta previa- will I bleed as my uterus stretches if my placenta is to migrate up?

No.: The placenta does not necessarily "move" a much as the uterus simply grows.

Usually for something like this, a follow up scan is done in the third trimester to see if the previa has resolved. The majority do. Read more

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If I have placenta previa, when am I most likely to bleed?

If I have placenta previa, when am I most likely to bleed?

Third trimester.: Most cases of placenta previa wither resolve or start bleeding by the third trimester (>28 weeks). Avoid all ssris, aspirin-like drugs (nsaids, motrin, aleve, advil) and only take regular tylenol (acetaminophen) during pregnancy. Avoid intercourse and heavy lifting/exercise until delivery or resolution of your placenta previa. Serial ultrasounds with an experienced maternal-fetal medicine specialist are warranted! Read more

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Had heavy vaginal bleeding for 5 wks. Was just preg. Miscarriage can't last this long?

Had heavy vaginal bleeding for 5 wks. Was just preg. Miscarriage can't last this long?

Yes it can: You should see your doctor and have an ultrasound exam of the uterus to determine why you are bleeding so. Read more

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