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Medicine For Placenta Diseases
Depends: That depends on which opiate drugs you are referring to, how long you have been on them and what dose you are using. The more important question is how long do these drugs stay in the baby. Discuss with your obgyn which prescribed opiate medications or which illegal narcotics you are taking. Then a plan can be made to keep you and the baby safe ...Read more
I was wondering if my friend didn't kno she was pregnant took drugs cam it be found in the placenta? She's a lil worried bout it
Depends: You would have to be specific about the drug. Different chemicals have different placental transfer kinetics. ...Read more
I asked a question I don't know how it woll reply but if he sees it the drug she was takin was oxycodone she is worried will b found in placenta after birth?
Idk BUT: If you are seeing any doctor he deserves to know you are pregnant. All narcotics cross to the baby. But if you need them for a short time it is ok. You should not take without a perscription. If you are worried the placenta will be tested for narcotics after the birth I can't answer that. ...Read more
13week us says posterior placenta low lying nuchal thickness 1.5mm dr. Advised downsyn screen blood test. Very afraid. May my baby have any disorder?
Nuchal thickness: Everyone gets offered the quad test screening for down's, trisomy 18 and spina bifida. Its actually a very good test. An increased nuchal thickness is associated with increase risk of Down's syndrome, but usually other things are seen with it. A cell free DNA test may be a good one to check. ...Read more
My question is: How far back (Exact time) Are drugs detected in a newborn baby, placenta, & umbical cord with diff types of testing (hair, poo etc)?
Varies with test/amt: Detection varies with the test, amount consumed and material tested.Urine clears quickest, blood later. If suspicious, I test meconium, the first poo, which begins to form about 12 weeks and remains until birth. Hair could be tested, but I've never herd if it in newborns. Timing is non-specific, since heavier users will leave more to be found. The meconium is good for at least several months back. ...Read more
I am 25 weeks pregnant, and was smoking marijuana until last week. How long does it take for the drug to get out of the baby's placenta or system?
Very long time: That drug could easily show up in the baby's bowels for the first few days after delivery. You are very unwise to abuse drugs during a pregnancy. Abusing drugs during pregnancy often results in the newborn being taken into protective custody. You should carefully consider your actions. ...Read more
Rare amnio risk: Usually the bleeding is limited thru the compression provided by the surounding placental tissue. This may occur only if the placenta is anterior and the operator must pierce the placenta first, to obtain fluid. The amniocentesis is always done with ultrasound visualization and this situation is very rare. If the mother is rh negative she should receive Rhogam immunization. ...Read more
21wks pg, u/s showed low laying placenta, but not covering cervix. Is this cause for concern? Going for follow up in a wk but feeling nervous.
What does your drsay: Placentas vary in size all the time. A thick placenta may mean nothing right now. You should be asking your OB what it might mean. In severe rh incompatibility, the placenta gets very thick-but your OB can advise you on this. I'm not sure that I would worry about it right yet. If baby is growing well-be happy. ...Read more
Placenta praevia: Hi, it depends how long along you are, if you are before wk 20, then no worries as the baby grows the Placenta moves up, but if u r at wk 20 or higher then it's called placenta praevia which could be partial or complete, although still at this stage placenta could move away from cervix and allow for baby to be born vaginally if not then C/section needs to be done. Praevia increases risk of bleedin ...Read more
Good question: In general, great than 4 cm. It's thought to be due to various intrauterine infections and increased fetal morbidity and mortality. The literature is all over the place, however. If baby is growing fine, that's all that's important. ...Read more
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
Yes: Yes, thc crosses the placenta. When pregnant women smoke marijuana, there is an increased risk for premature birth and lower birth weight, length and head circumference. Babies that are born prematurely or with low birth weight have higher rates of infant deaths, learning problems or other disabilities. ...Read more
Placenta accreta: Normally, the placenta detaches easily from the uterine wall after you give birth. Occasionally, it sticks (adheres) tightly to the uterine wall and has to be removed manually or surgically. In a more serious condition, the placenta grows into or through the uterine wall. This is called Placenta Accreta. Sometimes a hysterectomy is required to resolve the bleeding from an Accreta. Best wishes! ...Read more
I don't believe it: Accumulates in the placenta, any differently than any other tissue. Heroin is a very short acting drug, and heroin itself only lasts a few hours. Its metabolites can be found in blood and tissue for perhaps 6-8 hours, and urine tests can remain positive for metabolites for a couple of days. I am not aware that placentas are checked for drugs - usually its meconium in the baby (its first stool). ...Read more