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Placenta Previa Cramping
No cramping per se: Placenta previa is not known to cause cramping of its own. Plus, only much later in pregnancy will it become clear, whether what seems a placenta obstructing the inner opening of the cervical canal will remain in that place and not give entirely way. Especially if there is no bleeding this location of the placenta would not be the first item on a list of potential causes of cramping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have complete placenta previa and am cramping only on the right side of my abdomen. is this normal?
Call your obstetrician: Any persistent cramping you are having with placenta previa should be reported immediately to your obstetrician. The cramping could or could not be normal but only your obstetrician should make this determination. You should call your obstetrician now and discuss it with this M.D. If you should be asked to come in you should go immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is pregnant and has placenta previa and is 34 weeks is now experiencing upper uterine cramping i want to take her to the doctor should i?
Yes: Placenta praevia, which means the placenta overlies the lower segment and/or cervix(opening of the uterus) can bleed, begin to separate from the uterine wall or pose threats to maintaining the pregnancy and proper blood flow to the fetus. Have your wife evaluated as soon as possible. Taking her to her OB doctor or the er is an excellent plan. ...Read more
25 weeks pregnant sharp cramping for last 3 days. Also have placenta previa and anemia, i've been light headed and dizzy today. Should i be concerned?
Yes.: Call your obstetrician right away.Get a more detailed answer ›
Listen to your Doc: If it's early in your first trimester, usuallly not much different. In your late second or third trimester, listen to your doc. They'll prescribe rest, definitely to the hospital if you have any bleeding or cramping, and serial ultrasounds to see if the cervix has cleared. If it doesn't clear the cervix, a c-section is planned for delivery. Steroids may be given to help if you need early del. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lifted something heavier than i thought. Have placenta previa (10 weeks). How will i know if the placenta detached or if something is wrong?
Bleeding: Bleeding and cramping will be tell tale signs of a problem. ...Read more
May be both: A previa is usually painless bleeding when the cervix is changing (dilating) causing bleeding from torn vessels being sheared off. It is a type of abruption although any bleeding from a detaching placenta is strictly called an abruption. These are usually away from the cervix and can be associated with cramping, pain, or heavy bleeding. If you have a previa, let your doc know if you bleed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Placenta over cervix: Placenta previa is a complication of pregnancy where the placenta is covering the opening of the uterus called the cervix. It occurs in 1/200 pregnancies more commonly in patients with a previous c section. If diagnosed in early pregnancy it may resolve before delivery. If not a c section will be needed. It can cause painless bleeding often requiring bedrest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 in 200: Placenta previa occurs in approximately 1 in 200 pregnancies. It is a condition where the placenta blocks the opening to your cervix. Placenta previa is usually diagnosed by routine ultrasound. Or, women may experience painless vaginal bleeding, prompting evaluation. Placenta previa is usually followed by your doctor during pregnancy. Delivery must occur via c-section. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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