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If a placenta has an extra lobe is it always connected to the main placenta? Is it possible it could be hidden and not seen at delivery (c-section)?

If a placenta has an extra lobe is it always connected to the main placenta? Is it possible it could be hidden and not seen at delivery (c-section)?

Sonogram: Accessory lobes will always be connected in some capacity. They are usually seen by sonogram. Yes they can be missed during delivery. It would be hard to miss during a c section as the doctor is able to physically look inside of the uterus fairly easily. ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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Can an extra lobe attached to the main placenta harm my baby?

Can an extra lobe attached to the main placenta harm my baby?

No, but...: Paraplacentas (succenturiate lobes) are uncommon variations of normal placentation that should not affect fetal growth/development. Rarely, they can predispose to vasa previa - a condition that could prove lethal to the fetus if the fetal vessels between the two placental lobes happen to cross the internal cervical os and the water breaks or preterm labor occurs. Please seek mfm advice asap! ...Read more

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Is an extra lobed placenta easily detected during an ultrasound?

Is an extra lobed placenta easily detected during an ultrasound?

Not always: Accessory placental lobes are sometimes easy to see on ultrasound and sometimes not. It depends on the weight of the patient, the gestational age, the skill of the sonographer, the position of the placenta and the baby, the quality of the machine and many other factors. If concerned have your doctor do an ultrasound specifically looking for this. ...Read more

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Ultrasound has confirmed that I have multi lobed placenta, which is anterior and close to cervix. Is this vasa previa? 23 weeks pregnant

Ultrasound has confirmed that I have multi lobed placenta, which is anterior and close to cervix. Is this vasa previa? 23 weeks pregnant

No: Sounds like you may have a so called low lying placenta. This frequently is seen to change in appearance as the uterus enlarges and carries the placenta further from the region of the cervix. ...Read more

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What is a placenta?

What is a placenta?

Connects mom & baby: The placenta is the tissue that grows inside the uterus and connects to a developing baby. It is commonly known as "after birth.". ...Read more

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What causes a low lying placenta?

What causes a low lying placenta?

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

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What is minor seperation in placenta ?

What is minor seperation in placenta ?

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

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Must i worry if placenta is calcifying?

Must i worry if placenta is calcifying?

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

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What are conditions affecting the placenta?

What are conditions affecting the placenta?

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 more

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Is there pain when the placenta is being delivered?

Is there pain when the placenta is being delivered?

Never heard that...: Or a women's clinic, or midwife or doula to find support groups and reassurance. Try the hollywood birth ctr or amazing births ; beyond. Even long-distance these people are likely to offer lots of that. Close-up would be best. No doubt, the physical feelings (even when all is normal) are powerful, but most feel it is quite worth it. Remind yourself that it is the most normal thing in life. Best! ...Read more

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Are there any chances of misscarreage if your placenta is low?

It depends: Miscarriage, strictly speaking, is an early pregnancy loss, which is not related to a low lying placenta. Most miscarriages are related to problems with the development of the pregnancy itself. Low lying placenta is common in early pregnancy and often will move as the uterus grows. If it persists, it can cause complications later in pregnancy. A follow up ultrasound should be done at 30 weeks. ...Read more

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Does THC cross the placenta?

Does THC cross the placenta?

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

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What is fundal anterior placenta?

Right place: Fundal anterior placenta means that the placenta is located on the front wall of the uterus towards to top of the uterus. It indicates that the fertilized egg found the right place in the uterus to implant. ...Read more

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Placenta posterior is good or bad?

Neither : It's just a normal variation. It's neither good or bad, it just is. ...Read more

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What is a lower sub pleural lobe?

What is a lower sub pleural lobe?

Qn is not clear: This is the area below the lung in between the lung and the pleura ...Read more

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Posterior placenta means low lying?

No: Posterior placenta means that it is attached to the back of the uterus. Anterior placenta means that is attached to the front. Low lying means that it is attached low in the uterus near the cervix. A fundal placenta means that it attached at the top of the uterus. ...Read more

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What does "adherent placenta" mean?

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

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What is a venous lake in a placenta?

What is a venous lake in a placenta?

Small collection of: Blood within placenta. It is usually contained and does not cause bleeding or issues for the fetus. Your doctor will probably follow the size and location of it and may refer you to an mfm specialist just to be safe. ...Read more

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When do doctors do placenta testing?

Many possibilities: There are many possible reasons. The most common reason is that an infection or abnormality of the placenta is suspected. Placenta testing is also part of many pregnancy related research protocols. Best wishes! ...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