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Medicine For Placenta Blocks Cervix
Can placenta previa move closer to rather than away from cervix over time? I had low-lying placenta @14w, marginal previa@20w, partial previa@28w?
Placenta: Does! Not move but what to do about it depends on how close it is to the cervix. Report bleeding right away ...Read more
Had inc. Placenta previa at 16 weeks, moved up around 21 wks (3cm+) now at almost 32 wks u/s showing 1.5cm fr cervix. Why did it move down again?
Doesn’t move: The placenta does not actually move. It is attached to the uterus. As the uterus grows the placenta can be pulled safely away from the cervix. In some cases it does not. It just depends on where the placenta is attached. In general it needs to be more than 2 cm from the cervix to permit vaginal delivery ...Read more
Placenta previa last u/s at 34 wks. Currently 35+ weeks & I feel lots of pressure on cervix from the baby, should I be aware of anything? Nocurntrestric
Watch for bleeding. It is very normal
to feel pressure about this time. The most common description I hear is 'i think the baby is going to fall out' be aware of bleeding with the previa. Do not let anyone check you unless they know you have the previa. That could cause serious bleeding. ...Read more
15weeks pregnant. My doctor said my placenta is on my cervix. Does that mean placenta previa? Is it concering?
Placenta: Yes, it means placenta pre via. However, you are so early on in pregnancy that the placenta may move up and get away from the cervix allowing you to deliver naturally. You need ultrasounds through your pregnancy. You will probably be advised not to have sex with the placenta laying low like it is now. ...Read more
I am 31 weeks pregnant with a complete placenta previa. What is the likelihood that it will migrate away from the cervix at this point?
Doctor said that my placenta is attached near to my cervix. Is that means I can have placenta previa? Is that means c-section? I'm only 5months.
Too soon: At 5 months, it's too soon to say if your placenta will still be attached near your cervix when you are near to term. Sometimes, when the placenta is adjacent to or bordering the cervix at 5 months, the uterus grows and the placenta is far enough away at the time of delivery from the cervix that you can safely have a vaginal delivery! ...Read more
Hi I am 24 weeks pregnant and recently went to the hospital because I had heavy bleeding after intercourse. The ER said it could be possible placenta previa and to follow up with my primary care physician. I do have cysts on my cervix and my dr did a sono
Ob-Gyn: You definitely need follow-up with your Ob-Gyn. Your question got truncated. Vaginal bleeding is always of concern when pregnant. ...Read more
Placenta over cervix: Placenta previa is a complication of pregnancy where the placenta is covering the opening of the uterus called the cervix. It occurs in 1/200 pregnancies more commonly in patients with a previous c section. If diagnosed in early pregnancy it may resolve before delivery. If not a C-section will be needed. It can cause painless bleeding often requiring bedrest. ...Read more
Blocks birth canal.: Placenta previa occurs when it implants over the maternal cervix of the uterus, thereby blocking the birth canal and precluding safe vaginal delivery. This is a potentially life-threatening condition that is best managed by experienced obstetrician/maternal-fetal medicine specialist at a large tertiary hospital with blood bank and ICU availability. ...Read more
No: Placenta previa is an obstetric complication in which the placenta is inserted partially or wholly in lower uterine segment. It can sometimes occur in the later part of the first trimester, but usually during the second or third. It is a leading cause of antepartum haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding). It affects approximately 0.4-0.5% of all labours. ...Read more
1 in 200: Placenta previa occurs in approximately 1 in 200 pregnancies. It is a condition where the placenta blocks the opening to your cervix. Placenta previa is usually diagnosed by routine ultrasound. Or, women may experience painless vaginal bleeding, prompting evaluation. Placenta previa is usually followed by your doctor during pregnancy. Delivery must occur via c-section. ...Read more
Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the main way to follow a previa. If your previa resolves with time, your labor should be the same as anyone else's. If it doesn't, tests for anemia, clotting factors, and blood availabilty are tests that are performed to be prepared for any emergency at delivery. Most patients are at bed rest in their 2nd trimester and pelvic rest until delivery. ...Read more
Attached over cervix: Placenta previa is when the placenta attaches low inside the uterus, near theopening of the birth canal/cervix. This can cause problems during the birth process because when the cervix starts dilating it could tear the blood vessels in the placenta, depriving the baby of blood and making mom lose too much blood. To be safe, many ob's recommend a c-section instead of vaginal birth. ...Read more
Placenta previa: Normally, the position of the placenta is near the top of the womb. In some cases however, the placenta stays in the lower portion (part) of the womb, and either partially or completely covers the cervix (neck of the womb). The described grading is when the placenta reaches the cervix, but doesn't cover it. ...Read more
Listen to your Doc: If it's early in your first trimester, usuallly not much different. In your late second or third trimester, listen to your doc. They'll prescribe rest, definitely to the hospital if you have any bleeding or cramping, and serial ultrasounds to see if the cervix has cleared. If it doesn't clear the cervix, a c-section is planned for delivery. Steroids may be given to help if you need early del. ...Read more
Painless bleeding: The most common symptom of placenta previa is painless vaginal bleeding. If you suspect you might have a placenta previa, an ultrasound can tell you whether you have one or not. ...Read more
Marginal placenta pr: Usually yes.Get a more detailed answer ›