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Multiple Placenta Cysts
I'm just over 5 wks and was told after an ultrasound a cyst ruptured, should I take something until the placenta takes over?
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Clarify: I'm just over 5 wks pregnant, ultrasound seemed to show a cyst ruptured. Is there a prescription I need until the placenta takes over?
Not necessarily: A ruptured cyst doesnt necessarily mean you are making sufficient progesterone. If you have a history of recurrent miscarriages due to progesterone deficiency, you should be on a supplement regardless of the ruptured cyst. Your gYn can Check your blood progesterone level to help you figure out whether or not you need to take extra hormone, usually untill 11 weeks of pregnancy? ...Read more
Symptoms of these 3: Ovarian cysts may not cause symptoms at all or possibly pain or pressure in the lower abdomen on the side of the cyst. I don't know of any symptoms of retained placenta, but there are clinical signs your obstetrician is familiar with that suggest it. Symptoms of fibroids include pelvic pain and pressure, abnormal uterine bleeding, and reproductive dysfunction. ...Read more
13week preg.Posterior placenta.Left adnexal cyst 5.19cm x 5 cm.Sometimes having lower back pain in bone.Slight pain on lower right abdomen.Pls suggest?
Sorry You need : To follow your doctors advice , defective fetus will result miscarriage most of the time , speak to your doctor(s). ...Read more
How can I make my placenta be stronger for my baby. I was told it was weak & there's nothing i can do. I'm really worried?
I will have 4th cessarian, n i read about placenta accarta!i'm very worried.Is there any test to descover it early if I have it or not to handle it?
Ultrasound/Doppler!: Experienced centers with prenatal ultrasound and doppler placental vessel mapping are your best bet to diagnose placenta accreta in a timely fashion and avoid life-threatening emergencies. Starting at 16-20 weeks an experienced maternal-fetal medicine specialist can help you make the right decisions for your health/life. I hope you are having your tubes tied after this pregnancy - too many c/s! ...Read more
I'm 20weeks pregnant & dr told me I have thick placenta. What does that means baby is growing fine.?
Good question: "thick" placentae sre just now being carefully defined. The takehome message is that if your baby is growing normally, then that's all that counts. ...Read more
Scared to give birth because I'm scared the placenta isn't going to come out of me. I'm scared I'm going to die ?
OB anxiety: It is not uncommon for pregnant women to have certain fears about the course of their pregnancies that should be shared with your treating OB MD. He/she can discuss what is reasonable and what is not to be concerned about. If that is not sufficient, your OB MD may ask you to see a mental health professional if your anxieties become extreme hindering your ongoing prenatal care. ...Read more
I'm so scared to give birth to my placenta after baby. So frightened I'm going to die or it's not going to come out ?
Think positively and: In such cases of unjustified fears, one should think positively and get established with a psychiatrist. The placenta will come out, but will the mother have post-partum depression, anxiety, or other post-partum mental illness? Such a mother can let her Ob-Gyn and her baby's pediatrician know if mood or anxiety symptoms are increasing, undesired, or strange. Help is available. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 23 weeks I've been bleeding last two days my placenta is detaching and my anmiotic fluid is very low. what can I do to increase anmiotic fluid?
See an obstetrician : What you are describing is very concerning for a placental abruption. You should seek immediate medical care with an obstetrician as you may need to be admitted and monitored in a hospital setting if you bleeding. Unfortunately, there's nothing you can do to increase amniotic fluid. The low fluid may be a result of placental insufficiency, which may happen in the setting of an abruption. ...Read more
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
Placenta separation: How far along?Are you bleeding? Ask you doctor ,if it is a minor abruption and how much.If it is a abruption you may need to be monitored carefully that it does not increase signficantly because the placenta is the source of the fetus food and if it separates completely it is a medical emergency and the baby may not survive. Ask about bedrest, activity, high risk pregnancy ...Read more
what did your OB say: That is not a good sign but depends on the severity, if you are at 37 weeks your OB can do an amnio and for lung maturity and get you delivered and if you are at least 39 weeks you should be induced the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks least chance for fetal problems if u are already past your due date i rec immediate delivery but call your OB and i assume u are also being followed by perinato. ...Read more
Structural, function: Many problems involve abnormal location of the placenta (too low, too deep in uterine wall). Other less common ones are due to abnormal structure (eg, vessels from placenta unsupported by tissue, small or odd shape, tumors in the placenta). Some can develop in a normal placenta late in pregnancy (such as replacement of healthy tissue with fibrous tissue). Not all are detectable by ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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