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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Placental Abnormality (Overview)

abnormality= a variety of pathologic processes that affect the placenta


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Does chorionic villi sampling determine whether a fetus has genetic abnormalities?

Does chorionic villi sampling determine whether a fetus has genetic abnormalities?

Yes and no: Chorionic villi sampling is a procedure where a small sample of cells from the placenta are removed, early in a pregnancy. A lab can determine if there are any extra or missing chromosomes, or large parts of a chromosome that are extra or missing. Other tests on chorionic villi can look for abnormalities in single genes, but no test can determine that a baby has no genetic abnormalities. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
2 doctors shared insights

Placental Abnormality (Overview)

abnormality= a variety of pathologic processes that affect the placenta


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Which placental abnormalities are visible by ultrasound?

Which placental abnormalities are visible by ultrasound?

Several: Placental location, placental depth of penetration into the wall with certain abnormal conditions. Where and how the cord inserts in the placenta can be important at times. With twins or multiples gestations, there are a number of important factors looked for by ultrasound, including blood vessel communication and comparison of sizes. Nmber of blood vessels in the umbilical cord can also value. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Yes: High blood pressure, whether present before pregnancy or whether it develops during pregnancy, does increase a woman's risk for abruption. But most women with high blood pressure never have an abruption. ...Read more

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What congenital anomolies are associated with placenta previa?

What congenital anomolies are associated with placenta previa?

Nothing specific: In 3 deades of pediatrics and much of that dealing with birth defects, i know of no anomaly that is linked to placenta previa.The selection of an implantation site for the embryo and development of the placenta in a previa location appears to be random. ...Read more

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Postpartum biopsy "expression of placental alkaline phosphatase and p63 within trophoblastic elements but no expression of p16." what does this mean?

Postpartum biopsy "expression of placental alkaline phosphatase and p63 within trophoblastic elements but no expression of p16." what does this mean?

Trophoblastic tumors: This sounds like you are reading this from a placental pathology report. It is important that you discuss this in detail with your doctor who can put it in the context of your individual health history. These tumor markers are used to delineate trophoplastic tumors. If there is a concern for cancer in your health history follow up is very important. ...Read more

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Is placenta previa hereditary?

Is placenta previa hereditary?

no: Placenta previa is an obstetric complication in which the placenta is inserted partially or wholly in lower uterine segment.It can sometimes occur in the later part of the first trimester, but usually during the second or third. It is a leading cause of antepartum haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding). It affects approximately 0.4-0.5% of all labours. ...Read more

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What causes placental abruptions?

What causes placental abruptions?

High BP, trauma, ROM: Abruptio placentae (formal term) occurs when there is separation of placenta from the wall of the uterus. The diagnosis depends on there being a normally placed placenta (eg, not one covering the cervix). There may or may not be bleeding early. Common causes include high blood pressures, trauma to the abdomen, rapid loss of amniotic fluid (eg, in cases of multiple pregnancy or excess fluid). ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat placental insufficiency at home?

What things can I do to treat placental insufficiency at home?

Keep appointments: It would be quiet essential that uou keeo your prenatal appointments so that your doctor can monitor the well-being of your fetus. Beyond that, there is probably nothing more specific that you can do for placental insufficiency. Maintaining a well balanced diet, keeping well hydrated, and taking your prenatal vitamins would be the most you could likely do on your own. ...Read more

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What causes a placental abruption?

What causes a placental abruption?

Shearing forces: 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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Which placental abnormalities are visible by ultrasound?

Several: Placental location, placental depth of penetration into the wall with certain abnormal conditions. Where and how the cord inserts in the placenta can be important at times. With twins or multiples gestations, there are a number of important factors looked for by ultrasound, including blood vessel communication and comparison of sizes. Nmber of blood vessels in the umbilical cord can also value. ...Read more

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Does DNA or genes cause chromosomal abnormalities?

Does DNA or genes cause chromosomal abnormalities?

Chromosomal: Chromosomes are the packaging for the genes. Genes are made up of dna. Chromosomal abnormalities are extra chromosomes, deletions, duplications, or translocations of large chunks of dna. ...Read more

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How could chorionic villi sampling determine whether a fetus has genetic abnormalities?

CVS: Chorionic villus sampling is a procedure to obtain a small amount of tissue from the placenta. The placenta has the same genetic endowment as the fetus. So chromosomal or genetic testing of the chorionic villus will tell about the fetus. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for placental abruption?

What is the treatment for placental abruption?

Usually delivery: While you can try to control bleeding and hypertension (eclamsia) in general, delivery is going to be the only true control of the problem. ...Read more

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Is this normal with retained placental parts. "two biopsy samples showed placental site nodules with intermed. Trophoblastic cells showing sig atypia"?

Is this normal with retained placental parts. "two biopsy samples showed placental site nodules with intermed. Trophoblastic cells showing sig atypia"?

Need specialist: This is a very concerning and confusing pathology report. It sounds like a problem called 'gestational trophoblastic disease' is a possibility and you need referral to a gynecologic oncologist. While this starts as a local problem in the uterus, if not addressed and treated, it can turn into cancer. Please get expert help! ...Read more

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Do amniotic sac disorders cause birth defects?

Do amniotic sac disorders cause birth defects?

Amniotic Fluid: Best discussed with your ob. Too much or too little amniotic fluid is associated with abnormalities in development and pregnancy complications. Differences in the amount of fluid may be the cause or the result of the problem. ...Read more

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How would chorionic villi sampling determine whether a fetus has genetic abnormalities?

How would chorionic villi sampling determine whether a fetus has genetic abnormalities?

Laboratory testing: Cvs sampling after 10 weeks of gestation can obtain tissue for testing. The tests usually done are chromosomal analysis or mutational analysis of a specific gene. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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What causes a placental abruption ?

What causes a placental abruption ?

Shearing forces: 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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