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Doctor insights on: Partial Placenta Separation

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What is meant by a partial placenta abruption?

What is meant by a partial placenta abruption?

Small section, ltd.: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read more

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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


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What happens to the baby if the placenta is partially covering the cervix at 36 weeks?

What happens to the baby if the placenta is partially covering the cervix at 36 weeks?

Nothing if no blood: The condition to which you are referring is called placenta prévia. In the absence of bleeding the baby is not in any immediate danger. Discuss with your doctor timing and mode of delivery. ...Read more

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What is a partial circumvallate placenta? What causes it?

What is a partial circumvallate placenta? What causes it?

Implantation: A circumvallate placenta is simply a 'accident" of implantation and formation. Serendipity often causes some of the medical aberrations that are often seen. ...Read more

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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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I am 27 week pregnant and my last ultrasound reports says "low lying placenta partially covering the os" Should i be worried?

Depends: You did not say if the placenta was anterior or on top or postetior along the back of the uterus. On any event since it partially cover the opening by which the baby is delivered, it needs to be watched. Usually the growth of the baby and increased size of the uterus causes the placenta to pull back from the opening not to cause problem. Doctor should watch ...Read more

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What does it mean (grade0) posterior low lying placenta grade 0 partially covers os at 11 weeks . Is it dangerous with brown discharge ? What to do?

What does it mean (grade0) posterior low lying placenta grade 0 partially covers os at 11 weeks . Is it dangerous with brown discharge ? What to do?

MFM doctor: If you have a high risk pregnancy, you should be under the care of a maternal feral medicine OB specialist. If this is not the case, call your OB and ask why. This is a higher risk situation and should be followed closely by a skilled OB at the least ...Read more

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One of jehovahs witnesses(no blood) 34 weeks and have partial placenta abr. Doctors are taking a wait and see approach, is this wise given the situation

One of jehovahs witnesses(no blood) 34 weeks and have partial placenta abr. Doctors are taking a wait and see approach, is this wise given the situation

Yes : The situation warrants close monitoring but in general ultrasound findings of partial abruption do not warrant delivery at 34wks. If you begin to bleed or show signs of fetal compromise that could change quickly. You are at increased risk for heavy sudden bleeding which carries additional risk being a jw and need to continue taking iron, vitamins, etc to minimize risks of anemia. ...Read more

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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

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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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I went to hospital .Im 10 weeks pregnant now and the us shows that I have low lying placenta partially covers the os grade 0 . What to do?

I went to hospital .Im 10 weeks pregnant now and the us shows that I have low lying placenta partially covers the os grade 0 . What to do?

Nothing to do: This is called placenta previa. It is usually graded from 1-4 wth one being the mildest so a grade 0 would be very mild. There is nothing to do about this and will not cause you any problems until later in pregnancy. Even then it may not cause a problem because yours is so mild. As you get later in pregnancy you will just need to be checked if you have bleeding. ...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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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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Pain in stomach on one side @ 32 weeks pregnant? I have a low placenta which is partially covering the cervix, last pregnant placenta abruption

Pain in stomach on one side @ 32 weeks pregnant? I have a low placenta which is partially covering the cervix, last pregnant placenta abruption

Probably go to ER: Since you had placental abruption in your last pregnancy, you know that it is painful and can be potentially harmful to you and/or the baby due to blood loss. If you're having pain, it's probably a good idea to go to the hospital to get checked. By the way, placenta previa is when the placenta partially covers the cervical os, which is another reason for bleeding! make sure to let the er know. ...Read more