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Doctor insights on: Low Lying Placenta At 18 Weeks

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I have low lying placenta. I'm in week 18. can I masturbate by rubbing clit by myself because doctor advised me not to have sex contact. Please advic?

I have low lying placenta. I'm in week 18. can I masturbate by rubbing clit by myself because doctor advised me not to have sex contact. Please advic?

Call your OB MD: You need to ask your currently treating OB MD this question as he/she will be taking care of any complications of the advice given. ...Read more

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The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more


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Had a low lying placenta @12.5weeks. I'm now 18 weeks measuring 21 with suprapubic pain. Could this be related to the placenta?

Had a low lying placenta @12.5weeks. I'm now 18 weeks measuring 21 with suprapubic pain. Could this be related to the placenta?

Possibly not likely: Placenta previous very common in early pregnancy. Overtime the placental typically grows and moves up and out-of-the-way. Unless it completely covers the opening of the cervical opening (os), is unlikely to cause any significant problems. Any bleeding however or significant cramping should cause you to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant...Low lying placenta...Some watery discharge in every 3 or 4 days with sudden cramps in lower part...Any problem?

18 weeks pregnant...Low lying placenta...Some watery discharge in every 3 or 4 days with sudden cramps in lower part...Any problem?

No-unless there is n: Needs close attention
bed rest is of no help.

If it is a good take --your pregnancy will continue
there are no good predictors. ...Read more

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18 weeks just had my ultrasound and found out I have low line placenta can I still have a normal delivery scared of c section?

18 weeks just had my ultrasound and found out I have low line placenta can I still have a normal delivery scared of c section?

Maybe: The placenta can "migrate" during gestation. It doesn't really move but the uterus enlarges. Depending on the location and growth of the uterus, it is more than likely that the placenta will not be a problem for a normal delivery. You doctor will likely want to additional ultrasound exams to make sure it moves out of the way. ...Read more

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Placenta tear at 18 weeks with history of placenta abruption, what to do?

Placenta tear at 18 weeks with history of placenta abruption, what to do?

See OB MD now: You need to see a OB MD immediately to avoid a significant bleeding recurrence of the previous abruption. ...Read more

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Placenta tear at 18 weeks with history of placenta abruption. Should I be concerned?

Not necessarily: Since the placenta cannot be directly examined, I am guessing that they are seeing an apparent collection of blood behind the placenta on ultrasound. These "subchorionic hematomas" are actually fairly common, are usually limited, and are not normally clinically significant. The chance of an evolving abruption is small but your history increases your risk. Monitor it and hopefully it is stable. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks n 6 days pragnant by icsi, my placenta is little down. Is it serious problem?

Not likely: This is called placenta previa. It sounds as though you have a mild case and the placenta will typically move higher as the pregnancy progresses. ...Read more

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18 weeks today but baby 14 days behind. My doctor said my placenta might be causing the issue bc baby looked fine on ultra sound. Will my baby be ok?

18 weeks today but baby 14 days behind. My doctor said my placenta might be causing the issue bc baby looked fine on ultra sound. Will my baby be ok?

Other reasons?: Typically if a baby's growth is lagging and doctor thinks placenta is the cause there could be underlying reason why placenta is not working as well, such as high blood pressure, drug use, smoking, diabetes, renal disease, and many others. If your doctor told you, you have no risk factors and nothing to be worried about, then I would do just that... Try not to worry. Easier said than done. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 18 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby. I discovered yesterday that I have complete placenta previa, is it ok to travel? Thx

Hi, I'm 18 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby. I discovered yesterday that I have complete placenta previa, is it ok to travel? Thx

Probably safe: As long as your prior pregnancy had no issues with an incompetent cervix (circlage), premi labor, etc. Travel in the near term would likely go well. Travel after 30 weeks or so would be more problematic. The closer you are to term the more likely you are to encounter problems & need an OB team that knows you well ready for an emergency surgical delivery. Check with your OB for specifics. ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant ob said placenta previa but that the placenta was just on the edge what is the chances that it'll grow away? And chances of issues

18 weeks pregnant ob said placenta previa but that the placenta was just on the edge what is the chances that it'll grow away? And chances of issues

Your OB should have: Told u that the chances are very high it will go away if it is down there I tell my pts no intercourse until I know it is well away from the cervix, at the very least u should be getting another us at 34 weeks to check placenta and the baby and if your 18 us was not the fetal anatomy scan which is usually done at 20 weeks the u should get another one in 4 weeks. ...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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What activity restrictions for 18 weeks pregnant with partial placenta previa? I have ehlers danlos hypermobility as well.

What activity restrictions for 18 weeks pregnant with partial placenta previa? I have ehlers danlos hypermobility as well.

Placenta Previa: Partial previa: the margin of the placenta covers part but not all of the internal os of cervix. These are general recomendations:
the patient can maintain some form of rest when at home (pelvic rest or no heavy lifting)
the patient has a responsible adult present at all times who can assist in an emergency situation. The patient lives near the hospital with available transportation to the hospital. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Posterior placenta means low lying?

No: Posterior placenta means that it is attached to the back of the uterus. Anterior placenta means that is attached to the front. Low lying means that it is attached low in the uterus near the cervix. A fundal placenta means that it attached at the top of the uterus. ...Read more

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21 weeks and have low lying placenta, is sex safe?

21 weeks and have low lying placenta, is sex safe?

Low placenta: An ultrasound diagnosis of a "low lying placenta" means that the edge of the placental location is near the cervical canal. If the placenta was covering the canal, it would be called a placenta previa, which would pose problems for delivery, and could cause bleeding with sexual activity. Sex should be OK with a low lying placenta. ...Read more

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I have a low lying placenta would it be safe to masturbate?

I have a low lying placenta would it be safe to masturbate?

Yes: No problem unless you insert an object deep into vaginal vault. ...Read more

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What does it mean at 12 weeks if dr says I have a low lying placenta?

Low "lying" placenta: The placenta is developing very close to the cervical opening, and is not "truthful" (lying) as it will usually migrate upwards further into the uterus as the baby grows later in the pregnancy. If it remains in that location, bleeding may result. ...Read more

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Is a low-lying placenta at 19 weeks something to be concerned about? I work out every day, should I stop?

Follow advice of OB: A low-lying placenta will almost always move completely out of the way by delivery time. As long as it's not "marginal", we usually wouldn't have a woman restrict her activity. But it's best to follow the specific advice of your OB about this. They are the ones who know you and your situation best and are responsible for assuring the health of you and your baby. ...Read more

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What is anterior low lying placenta means in usg scan? 4th running for me. Is it any problem my baby growth. Please suggest.

What is anterior low lying placenta means in usg scan? 4th running for me. Is it any problem my baby growth. Please suggest.

Low-lying placenta: A low-lying placenta is when the placenta has implanted near the cervix but not over it as in a placenta previa. We treat the low-lying placenta with pelvic rest and decreased activities like no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise. They generally resolve on their own. They have no effect on the growth of the baby. ...Read more

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Hi, 14th week running for me. Today I went to scan. They mentioned - anterior low lying placenta. Is it problem to my unbron baby. Please sugges?

Hi, 14th week running for me. Today I went to scan. They mentioned - anterior low lying placenta. Is it problem to my unbron baby. Please sugges?

Placental location: An anterior low lying placenta is a possible cause of bleeding if running at this stage of pregnancy. It is unlikely to cause a serious problem for your baby, however. Usually the low lying placenta will be located higher up as the uterus grows, and will not be a problem for delivery. Another sonogram in a month may show it to be in a more normal position. ...Read more

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What is a low-lying placenta?

If you have one: Your OB should have totally explained to you what that is and what you can do and not do so please call your OB and ask him or her that so they can explain that to you, it is a placenta that is close usually withing a few cms of the cervix. ...Read more

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Is a low lying posteria placenta a concern?

Is a low lying posteria placenta a concern?

Monitor closely: A low lying placenta can sometimes cause problems in normal and complicated pregnancies. It is something that your doctor will likely monitor closely and direct you on any changes to your pregnancy plan if applicable. Sometimes they can be of no consequence at all so just be sure to follow the direction of your doctor! ...Read more

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Are there any exercises to move a low-lying placenta?

Are there any exercises to move a low-lying placenta?

No: In fact, it is best for a woman with a low-lying placenta to seek input from OB provider early about what to do and, above all, what not to do! ...Read more

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19w2d pregnant, low lying placenta- anything I should know to do or not to do?

19w2d pregnant, low lying placenta- anything I should know to do or not to do?

Avoid sex: For now, avoid sex. The low lying placenta usually resolves with time as the placenta migrates to the top.
Wait till getting a clear from your OB prior to resuming sex.
best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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I am 20 weeks and found out I have low lying placenta. Is it ok to travel out of the country in 2 wks?

Low Placenta: Since you are going out of the country for two weeks, check with the provider who has been caring for you and your pregnancy. You may want to make arrangements to know of a hospital or a doctor that can care for you if there is an emergency where you will be traveling to. ...Read more

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I have had some bleeding and have been told that the placenta is low-lying. Is the blood from me or the baby?

I have had some bleeding and have been told that the placenta is low-lying. Is the blood from me or the baby?

Probably maternal: Blood that comes out through the vagina in cases of a low placenta is typically from the mother. However, bleeding does need to be reported to an OB provider. If there are contractions and bleeding, even from a normally placed placenta, a woman should call the doctor and prepare to go to labor and delivery immediately. A test sometimes done there can tell if the blood is fetal or maternal. ...Read more