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Doctor insights on: Partial Placenta Previa At 20 Weeks

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What can be done for partial placenta previa at 20 weeks?

What can be done for partial placenta previa at 20 weeks?

Nothing: Nothing can be done for partial placenta previa at 20 weeks. Most of those have grown out by 28 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Placenta Blocks Cervix (Definition)

A previa is when a placenta entirely covers the opening of the cervix into the uterus (internal os). It is a reason for a cesarean section and if bleeding occurs and stops it may be a ...Read more


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Can you tell me about marginal/partial placenta previa and cn it resolve before your due date?

Yes: Marginal/partial placenta previa is when the placenta comes to the edge of the cervix and maybe even covers a small part of the cervix. Not uncommon on early ultrasounds. As the pregnancy progresses, there is a good chance that this will resolve. If it is still present as you get farther into the 3rd trimester, then it becomes less likely that it will resolve, and a csection may be necessary. ...Read more

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What's the difference between partial placenta previa and placenta previa?

What's the difference between partial placenta previa and placenta previa?

Distance form cervix: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...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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How likely is placenta acretta when diagnosed with partial placenta previa at 14 weeks and had a c-section with my 1st pregnancy?

Depends: Depends on wether the placenta is anterior . . . On the side toward the scar . . . Or posterior. If anterior, the risk of accreta is about 5%. If posterior the risk will be less. ...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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Safe to fly? 23 weeks pregnant with 2cm partial placenta previa. No bleeding, cramping or anything. Otherwise, pregnancy has gone very well.

Safe to fly? 23 weeks pregnant with 2cm partial placenta previa. No bleeding, cramping or anything. Otherwise, pregnancy has gone very well.

Obgyn clearance: It would not be appropriate for Healthtap doctors to advise about travel on specific individual cases. That decision will need to be made by your treating physician. Contact them to go over your case and they can make an individualized recommendation ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with placenta previa at 20 weeks and was told no sex, I am now 27 weeks. Can my husband put in just the tip or rub around my vagina?

I was diagnosed with placenta previa at 20 weeks and was told no sex, I am now 27 weeks.  Can my husband put in just the tip or rub around my vagina?

Placenta previa: I would abstain from anything in the vagina. The concern is any possible pressure on the cervix could cause an emergency situation. Find other ways for sexual release. ...Read more

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I have a marginal placenta previa at 20 weeks. My midwife recommends pelvic rest and no intercourse. Is masturbation okay?

I have a marginal placenta previa at 20 weeks.  My midwife recommends pelvic rest and no intercourse.  Is masturbation okay?

See answer: This is a question you should definitely discuss with your doctor and/or midwife who are most familiar with you and your condition. Masturbation and orgasm are associated with uterine contraction which potentially may put you and your baby at risk of bleeding or other complications. Always best to heed the advice of your personal healthcare providers who are most familiar with you. ...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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Why is there bleeding with placenta previa?

Why is there bleeding with  placenta previa?

Leaky vessels: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read more

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Why is the bleeding painless from placenta previa?

Why is the bleeding painless from placenta previa?

No contractions.: Because the bleeding does not involve the contractile part of the uterus, only the placenta over the cervix. The placenta is devoid of innervation, therefore the mother does not experience pain in bleeding previa unless preterm labor is also present. ...Read more

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Can you deliver vaginally if placenta previa corrects itself?C

Can you deliver vaginally if placenta previa corrects itself?C

Yes it is possible: If it corrects itself completely you should be able to deliver vaginally. Check with your ob. ...Read more

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If i have placenta Previa in 19 weeks pragnancy so what shuld I do?

If i have placenta Previa in 19 weeks pragnancy so what shuld I do?

Nothing to do: There is noting specific for you to do. Most likely the placenta will move up higher as the pregnancy progresses. Let your doctor know if you develop vaginal bleeding. Your doctor may restrict you from having vaginal intercourse if the placenta stays in the current location. ...Read more

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I have complete placenta previa at 33weeks and sufering from constipation?

I have complete placenta previa at 33weeks and sufering from constipation?

Take colace (docusate sodium).: Straining for defecation, heavy lifting, sexual intercourse can all trigger catastrophic bleeding in cases of placenta previa. Take colace (docusate sodium) regularly (100 mg 2-3 times daily) to avoid constipation, drink plenty of water, avoid all exercise or intercourse. Stay close to your maternity hospital and go to the er via ambulance as soon as you experience any vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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I have marginal placenta previa. Was told no sex...what about foreplay and oral sex?

I have marginal placenta previa. Was told no sex...what about foreplay and oral sex?

Sex: Please listen to your doctor. You should not have sex, or foreplay. Your friend will have to understand the issue. Overtime your doctor will discuss things with you. Should end up OK! ...Read more

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Do many woman die from placenta previa? I have a complete previa and am terrified i will die during surgery!

Do many woman die from placenta previa? I have a complete previa and am terrified i will die during surgery!

<1% risk of death.: If you have never had a D&C nor c-section before, your risk of placenta previa/accreta is <1%, as is your risk of dying during such delivery in the us (i.e. With modern care at a tertiary hospital with expert surgeons and a large blood bank). If you have had a D&C or c-section, the prognosis is much poorer, with up to 7% risk of death from previa accreta even with the best of care. ...Read more

Placenta (Definition)

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