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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Circumvallate Placenta

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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


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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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Circumvallate placenta is it dangerous even if baby seems healthy?

Circumvallate placenta is it dangerous even if baby seems healthy?

doctor supervision: Circumvallate placenta is a placental disease in which the fetal membranes (chorion and amnion) 'double back' on the fetal side around the edge of the placenta.
Complete circumvallate placenta occurs in approximately 1% of pregnancies.
The condition is associated with perinatal complications such as placental abruption, oligohydramnios, abnormal cardiotocography, preterm birth, and miscarriage. ...Read more

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What are my chances of having a healthy baby with a Complete Circumvallate Placenta?

Usually good outcome: Most pregnancies with a circumvallate placenta are without complication. However, there is an increased risk of bleeding and preterm delivery. You will need to be followed closely by your OB. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for placenta accreta?

What is the treatment for placenta accreta?

Prelabor c-hyst @34w: The optimal management of placenta previa with suspected accreta/increta/percreta is prelabor cesarean section by 34-35 weeks after Betamethasone administration without amniocentesis for fetal lung maturity; this should be immediately followed by puerperal hysterectomy with the expert help from a gynecologic oncologist, urologist, [vascular] surgeon. Do not attempt to detach the placenta! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for placenta infarction?

What is the treatment for placenta infarction?

Here are my thoughts: Placental infarcts, if they occur in an ongoing pregnancy, would lead me to have concern for the well being of the fetus. So addressing the underlying disease that caused the infarcts is important. In addition testing of the fetus for its well being should occur. I might also treat the mom so that the fetus received the best placental function possible, examples: rest, hydration & possibly oxygen. ...Read more

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Does placenta previa require treatment?

Does placenta previa require treatment?

Maybe: If a placenta previa is still present at term, a cesarean delivery is indicated. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for placenta previa?

Placenta previa: A placenta previa is diagnosed by ultrasound. The placenta covers the entire mouth of the womb (the cervix) or part of it. Bleeding can occur from the placenta. Because the placenta is blocking the cervix, the fetus cannot be born vaginally. It is dangerous for the mother and the fetus. The fetus is born by cesarean section. ...Read more

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What questions should I ask my ob regarding my diagnosis of cirumvallate placenta?

Complications: There is an association with an increased risk of some complications like placenta abruption, oligohydramnios (decreased fluid around baby), and others. Be sure to discuss increased surveillance during your pregnancy. Also ask about referral to maternal fetal medicine specialist. Be assured most women and babies do well. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with your pregnancy. Dr. R ...Read more

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Streptococcus milleri in the womb/placenta should this have been detected during my pregnancy? Me and baby recieved antibiotic therapy but worried no

Streptococcus milleri in the womb/placenta should this have been detected during my pregnancy? Me and baby recieved antibiotic therapy but worried no

Strep milleri: This organism can be quite malignant, if in fact it is causing infection. It is not possible to tell whether its presence could have been detected earlier without more info on your symptoms and signs. Hope that you and your baby are getting along well and will recover uneventfully from anything this may have caused. ...Read more

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Is a thick placenta healthy?

Is a thick placenta healthy?

What does your drsay: Placentas vary in size all the time. A thick placenta may mean nothing right now. You should be asking your OB what it might mean. In severe rh incompatibility, the placenta gets very thick-but your OB can advise you on this. I'm not sure that i would worry about it right yet. If baby is growing well-be happy. ...Read more

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Is a low placenta dangerous ?

Placenta praevia: Hi, it depends how long along you are, if you are before wk 20, then no worries as the baby grows the Placenta moves up, but if u r at wk 20 or higher then it's called placenta praevia which could be partial or complete, although still at this stage placenta could move away from cervix and allow for baby to be born vaginally if not then C/section needs to be done. Praevia increases risk of bleedin ...Read more

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What does thick placenta means?

Good question: In general, great than 4 cm. It's thought to be due to various intrauterine infections and increased fetal morbidity and mortality. The literature is all over the place, however. If baby is growing fine, that's all that's important. ...Read more

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Is a low lying posteria placenta a concern?

Is a low lying posteria placenta a concern?

Monitor closely: A low lying placenta can sometimes cause problems in normal and complicated pregnancies. It is something that your doctor will likely monitor closely and direct you on any changes to your pregnancy plan if applicable. Sometimes they can be of no consequence at all so just be sure to follow the direction of your doctor! ...Read more