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Doctor insights on: Low Lying Placenta Precautions

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My sis is pregnant having 28-30 week nd the reports are of low-lying placenta. What precautions should she take? Plz suggest. My sis is being tensed

My sis is pregnant having 28-30 week nd the reports are of low-lying placenta. What precautions should she take? Plz suggest. My sis is being tensed

Low lying placenta: A low-lying placenta is rarely a problem. As the pregnancy progresses in time the placenta will almost always move away from the cervix, the opening to the uterus. A placenta pre via is different from a low-lying placenta. Here the placenta covers the opening or cervix. A cesarean delivery is required. Your sister doesn't have this. Everything should be fine. ...Read more

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13 wks pregnant.had bleeding.found out cos of low-lying placenta.can tht cause miscarriage?wht precautions shd I take?thanks

13 wks pregnant.had bleeding.found out cos of low-lying placenta.can tht cause miscarriage?wht precautions shd I take?thanks

Do's and Don't's: It depends on how close the placenta really is to your cervical opening and whether you have a high risk pregnancy or not. Your doctor may ask you to refrain from strenuous activities including sexual intimacy and even put you on bed rest. It is important to discuss this with your OB. Call OB immediately for any bleeding or unusual discharge. Wishing you the best ...Read more

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What precautions shall be taken if am having a low placenta in week 18?

What precautions shall be taken if am having a low placenta in week 18?

No intercourse: Avoid intercourse until cleared by your obgyn. Other than that no specific restrictions are usually given for a low-lying placenta unless bleeding is occurring or other medical issues are present. ...Read more

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My level II ultrasound shows Placenta position- "Fundo anterior lower margin of placenta 4.0 CM from internal os" What precautions should I take??

As per OB. : You did not state how far along the pregnancy you are. If before third trimester, the placenta may migrate posteriorly and further from the os. Speak to your OB for any concerns. If there is any concern on the part of the OB, a follow-up ultrasound will be gotten. There are however no precautions you should take, unless so directed by tour OB. Why do you profile say 25 yo male? ...Read more

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Diagnosed with partial/marginal placenta previa (25 wks). Precautions? Worried about preterm labor, placenta has not moved up since 17 wk scan.

Diagnosed with partial/marginal placenta previa (25 wks). Precautions? Worried about preterm labor, placenta has not moved up since 17 wk scan.

Try to relax!: It's still fairly early to be worried. Most patients with marginal placentas deliver vaginally without incident. If this is your first pregnancy your lower uterine segment will not soften until fairly close to term so the placenta may appear to be low until fairly late. As long as there isn't significant vaginal bleeding you shouldn't worry. ...Read more

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If the placenta(i have partial placenta previa) has not migrated by 24 weeks do you get to be put on bed rest? What are the precautions needed to take

If the placenta(i have partial placenta previa) has not migrated by 24 weeks do you get to be put on bed rest? What are the precautions needed to take

Varies : This will vary from doctor to doctor. I do not put patients on bedrest unless they have had bleeding. All patients should avoid intercourse. This is a great question to ask your doctor at your next appointment. ...Read more

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I am 26 weeks pregnant and have started having dull painsin the middle of my chest. I have a slight case of excerciseinduced asthma and placenta previa. Are there any precautions that I need to take?

I am 26 weeks pregnant and have started having dull painsin the middle of my chest. I have a slight case of excerciseinduced asthma and placenta previa. Are there any precautions that I need to take?

See your MD: You need to see your doctor for evaluation for your asthma. Your asthma should be kept in good control while you are pregnant to ensure that you provide optimal amounts of oxygen to your unborn baby. ...Read more

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What is a low-lying placenta?

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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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?

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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U/s at 20 weeks placenta 2.2cm from os, light spotting. 21 weeks 2.8cm from is. 23 weeks 3.8cm from os. Is it now longer low-lying?

Placenta: as your pregnancy is progressing the placenta is moving away from the cervical os. This corresponds to the natural growth of the uterus. It should continue to do so and should not be an increased risk for a normal vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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I just had my ultrasound at 17weeks and it says i have anterior low-lying placenta grade 1. How can may placenta to normal position??

Wait till 28 weeks: Whether the placenta will obstruct the internal opening of the neck (cervix) of the uterus can best be determined after 28 weeks of gestation. By then, most "low-lying" placentas have resolved on their own. In the meantime, caution with intercourse may be prudent to avoid anxiety and stressfrom vaginal bleeding. ...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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Is it safe to travel abroad with low-lying placenta in the starting of fifth month?

Placenta previa?: Not certain as to the degree to which this is occurring and this should be discussed at length with your obstetrician. It would also be important to know to where you are travelling. Good luck. ...Read more