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What are the tests for placental insufficiency?

What are the tests for placental insufficiency?

Doppler studies.: Doppler studies of the fetal umbilical artery and the middle cerebral artery are the cornerstone of placental failure management. Only experts can perform these tests reliably. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Neerhof
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Placental Insufficiency (Definition)

Placental insufficiency is a rare pregnancy complication of insufficient blood flow to the placenta during pregnancy. It is a potentially serious complication. If it is not detected and treated as soon as possible, can lead to life-threatening health complications for ...Read more


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Where can I find more info on placental insufficiency?

Please see URL: Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001485.htm

As you can imagine, this is a big topic, very relevant to pregnancy and fetal safety. ...Read more

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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 is the definition or description of: Placental insufficiency?

Pregnancy risk: Placental insufficiency is a rare pregnancy complication of insufficient blood flow to the placenta during pregnancy. It is a potentially serious complication. If it is not detected and treated as soon as possible, can lead to life-threatening health complications for both infant and mothers. ...Read more

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How does diabetes mellitus causes placental insufficiency?

How does diabetes mellitus causes placental insufficiency?

Blood flow: Diabetes is a glucose control disorder that affects blood vessels. If diabetes is well controlled then the injury to blood vessels is negligible. When blood vessels are narrowed or compromised-then the fetus receives less blood flow and nutrients which may be associated with newborn problems. ...Read more

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I was told I have placental resistance. Is this the same as placental insufficiency? I am a nurse on a medical surgical floor, should I be on bedrest?

I was told I have placental resistance. Is this the same as placental insufficiency? I am a nurse on a medical surgical floor, should I be on bedrest?

Bedrest not helpful: On US, placental resistance to flow is either normal, or increased resistance to free flow of fetal blood may occur, shown by doppler imaging of cord blood flow, reported as the S/D (systolic and diastolic) flow ratio. So long as the fetus continues to grow normally, nothing need be done. Significant slowing of fetal growth indicates a C/S is needed. O diastolic flow requires emergency C-section ...Read more

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Nt scan/blood results: 1.5mm; Hcg 1.34MoM; PaPP 0.37MoM; Measures 2 days behind GA (11wks.5d). Mom: 30yrs old. How likely is placental insufficiency?

Nt scan/blood results: 1.5mm; Hcg 1.34MoM; PaPP 0.37MoM; Measures 2 days behind GA (11wks.5d). Mom: 30yrs old. How likely is placental insufficiency?

Low Papp-A: Individual test results must be interpreted by the ordering physician who has all the information and can apply it to the clinical scenario. Low 1st TM PAPP-A levels can be associated with fetal growth restriction later in pregnancies. Typically serial fetal growth sonograms are done periodically throughout the pregnancy to monitor for this. ...Read more

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Can you have placental insufficiency at 7 weeks pregnant? Would the doctor be able to til by then

Can you have placental insufficiency at 7 weeks pregnant? Would the doctor be able to til by then

Yes and No: Placental insufficiency usually relates to the third trimester of pregnancy. A placenta that doesn't work well could cause a miscarriage but it would not be detectable. ...Read more

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Why are my doctors scared about placental insuffincy if they haven't done a ultrasound to even see and im a type 1 diabetic (well controlled)?

Why are my doctors scared about placental insuffincy if they haven't done a ultrasound to even see and im a type 1 diabetic (well controlled)?

Diabetes in pregnanc: I'm sure your doctors are not "scared", maybe concerned would be more appropriate. Diabetes, as I'm sure you know, affects your blood vessels and therefore your circulation. The same goes for your placenta when pregnant, they're not as efficient as a non-diabetic's. That's why they're likely checking your baby's growth regularly, doing nst's, & recommending delivery no later than 38.5-39 weeks. ...Read more

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How to stop a placental bleed?

How to stop a placental bleed?

Depends.: Seek immediate medical attention. Depending on gestational age, surgery or bedrest and Progesterone can be of help. ...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 are the chances of having consecutive placental abruptions?

What are the chances of having consecutive placental abruptions?

10-25 %: Placental abruption, or the separation of the placenta from its site of implantation before the delivery of the fetus, averages 1 in 200 deliveries. Once a woman has suffered an abruption, the risk in a future pregnancy increases as much as 10-25%. Risk factors for abruption include maternal age, cigarette smoking, coexisting hypertension, preeclampsia and premature rupture of membranes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Placental abnormality?

What is the definition or description of: Placental abnormality?

Placental: Abnormality= a variety of pathologic processes that affect the placenta ...Read more

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Can you tell me about experiencing a placental infusion with the surrounding organs?

Can you tell me about experiencing a placental infusion with the surrounding organs?

Placental invasion?: Do you mean what happens when the placenta grows beyond the borders of the uterus? This can be a life threatening condition in pregnancy as can cause damage to organs such as the bladder as well as life-threatening bleeding. Most doctors concerned about this will do extensive imaging to make sure the placenta hasn't invaded surrounding organs. ...Read more

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What is a placental abruption?

What is a placental abruption?

Placenta detaches: Placental abruption is when the placenta detaches from the uterine wall before the baby is born. This happens in only 1% of pregnancies.
It can be dangerous as the baby may not get the same amount of oxygen and nutrients if the abruption is large. Patients may or may not have vaginal bleeding.
Abruption has been linked to maternal high blood pressure, Cocaine use, abdominal trauma and smoking. ...Read more

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What are the tests for placental abruption?

What are the tests for placental abruption?

Ultrasound, monitor: 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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What are the symptoms of placental abruption?

What are the symptoms of placental abruption?

Bleeding or None: Placental abruption is when the placenta detaches from the uterine wall before the baby is born. This happens in only 1% of pregnancies.
Patients may or may not have vaginal bleeding. It can be dangerous as the baby may not get the same amount of oxygen and nutrients if the abruption is large.
Abruption has been linked to maternal high blood pressure, Cocaine use, abdominal trauma and smoking. ...Read more

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Can I die from placental abruption if I ignore it?

Can I die from placental abruption if I ignore it?

Yes, baby also: Placental separation (abruption) can decrease blood flow to your infant, compromising it's health. Mild cases can be watched and surveillance provided for your baby. Severe cases can end up with massive bleeding, fetal loss (death), or maternal hemorrhage and its complications which include bleeding to death. Your OB can best tell you your personal risks and what you need to do to stay safe. ...Read more

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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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How important is placental location just prior to emerge csection?

How important is placental location just prior to emerge csection?

Very important: If the placenta is located in the front wall of the uterus an emergency c/s surgeon will have to cut through it to get to the baby. ...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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What are placental lakes?

What are placental lakes?

Placenta lakes: This are basically ultrasound findings and means like bubbles of blood, dilated looped of vessels. When you look an a MAP and see lakes, the image if this vessels appear the same on ultrasound. It can point sometimes towards a possible abnormal placentation, called accreta, when placenta attaches really hard to the uterus. ...Read more

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36 week usg shows cerebro placental ration (Dopler parameters) around 1, .....is it normal? Should I worry?

36 week usg shows cerebro placental ration (Dopler parameters) around 1, .....is it normal? Should I worry?

MCA dopplers: It sounds like you may be referring to a doppler of the fetal middle cerebral artery. This can be done in cases of growth restriction, fetal anemia and other cases. The normal value is usually > 1. The test must be interpreted within the context of the pregnancy. A value around 1 is less than the 5th % for normal. Please consult with your treating physician for management and guid ...Read more

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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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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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How do you diagnose a placental abruption?

Symptoms, Ultrasound: 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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How do you know if you have a placental abruption?

How do you know if you have a placental abruption?

Abruption: You feel cramping abdominal pain, which can be severe, you may have vaginal bleeding also. Sometimes decreased fetal movements. So everytime you have vaginal bleeding, cramping, decreased fetal movements you should notify your doctor asap. ...Read more