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I am 27 week pregnant and my last ultrasound reports says "low lying placenta partially covering the os" Should I be worried?

I am 27 week pregnant and my last ultrasound reports says "low lying placenta partially covering the os" Should I be worried?

Depends: You did not say if the placenta was anterior or on top or postetior along the back of the uterus. On any event since it partially cover the opening by which the baby is delivered, it needs to be watched. Usually the growth of the baby and increased size of the uterus causes the placenta to pull back from the opening not to cause problem. Doctor should watch ...Read more

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An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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I just had my ultrasound at 17weeks and it says I have anterior low lying placenta grade 1. How can may placenta to normal position??

Wait till 28 weeks: Whether the placenta will obstruct the internal opening of the neck (cervix) of the uterus can best be determined after 28 weeks of gestation. By then, most "low lying" placentas have resolved on their own. In the meantime, caution with intercourse may be prudent to avoid anxiety and stressfrom vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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My 34 week ultrasound report has Placenta : Posterior (fundal and body). Low lying and lower end of placenta reaching upto the OS Is this serious?

My 34 week ultrasound report has Placenta : Posterior (fundal and body). Low lying and lower end of placenta reaching upto the OS Is this serious?

Needs to be followed: The closer to the cervical is or opening there is a chance the baby can damage the placenta on the way out. During the course of the pregnancy this should move away ...Read more

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I came home from my 20 week rob anatomy ultrasound today, I brought home a cd with all of my pictures on it and stumbled across the preliminary report. It says I have anterior low lying placenta, what is this and should I schedule to see my doctor sooner

I came home from my 20 week rob anatomy ultrasound today, I brought home a cd with all of my pictures on it and stumbled across the preliminary report. It says I have anterior low lying placenta, what is this and should I schedule to see my doctor sooner

Relax!: Low-lying placenta at 20 weeks has >80% chance of moving out of the way as the pregnancy advances and the growing uterus expands higher up in your abdomen (placental migration). You do need another sonogram at 28 weeks and some instructions until then: avoid Aspirin and all nsaids (e.g. Motrin, advil, aleve) and only take regular tylenol (acetaminophen) for aches/pains; nothing per vaginam; no heavy lifting/sex. ...Read more

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18 weeks just had my ultrasound and found out I have low line placenta can I still have a normal delivery scared of c section?

18 weeks just had my ultrasound and found out I have low line placenta can I still have a normal delivery scared of c section?

Maybe: The placenta can "migrate" during gestation. It doesn't really move but the uterus enlarges. Depending on the location and growth of the uterus, it is more than likely that the placenta will not be a problem for a normal delivery. You doctor will likely want to additional ultrasound exams to make sure it moves out of the way. ...Read more

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At my 18week ultrasound my dr told me my placenta was low on my cervix, can I still have a vaginal delivery and what can I do to help my placenta rise?

Probably and nothing: The vast majority of low lying placentas discovered at 18 weeks resolve spontaneously prior to term. There is nothing you can do to help it. ...Read more

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What is the importance of ultra sound before C-section for low, anterior placenta?

What is the importance of ultra sound before C-section for low, anterior placenta?

Unsure: The ultrasound will show the position of the baby. It may also reveal if the placenta has grown into or through the wall of the uterus. You should be able to ask your doctor why the ultrasound is ordered. ...Read more

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I am on my 20weeks the result of ultrasound is anterior, high-lying grade 1 placenta what does it means? Thanks.

Perfect!: Placenta is in the front of your uterus toward the top. Blood vessel flow great and looks healthy. Keep taking great care of yourself! ...Read more

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My ultrasound says that the my placenta is "4-gs" what does it mean?

My ultrasound says that the my placenta is "4-gs" what does it mean?

Placenta previa: A grade 4 placenta previa means that the placenta completely covers the internal os (the upper cervical canal opening). This usually means that you will be delivered by cesarean section. I have no clue what the, "gs" means. How far along are you? The placental appearance very early can be misleading and is frequently re-evaluated later in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr said placenta was thick when I went to appt and he did ultrasound at 15 weeks. Is this bad? He didn't seemed concerned.

Dr said placenta was thick when I went to appt and he did ultrasound at 15 weeks. Is this bad? He didn't seemed concerned.

Don't worry: Placentas are variable in shape and change over the course of a pregnancy. The placenta is evaluated at ultrasound to be sure that it has a normal structure and location. Thickness is just one of many criteria used to assess whether you have a healthy placenta. When you have your anatomy screen at 18-22 weeks, the placenta will be reevaluated and hopefully normal. ...Read more

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Apregnant woman who spend 9 months with the extra 2weeks and 2 days. The last ultrasound show that the placenta is okay hb 9.5 is there any problem?

2 weeks past duedate: I'm not 100% sure I understand your question. But if you are stating that you are two weeks past your due date, the general recommendation is to be delivered. There is an increased risk of adverse outcomes continuing a pregnancy past 42 weeks gestation. ...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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Can the placenta hide a fibroid during an ultrasound?

Can the placenta hide a fibroid during an ultrasound?

Possible: During the later portions of the pregnancy, the growing fetus and the placenta can make evaluation of some fibroids more difficult. ...Read more

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What does it mean if venous lakes are seen on ultrasound in placenta at 20 weeks?

Usually: Doesn't mean anything unless very diffuse. It is a relatively common 2nd trimester incidental finding, generally not associated with adverse outcomes. Talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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Last ultrasound 33 weeks show cepheric presentation and placenta anterior uper as there any posibilty to move plecenta or the baby change postion?

Last ultrasound 33 weeks show cepheric presentation and placenta anterior uper as there any posibilty to move plecenta or the baby change postion?

Baby moving: At 33 weeks, the placenta isn't likely to move any more, it will stay anterior upper. By 33 weeks, the baby has probably settled in for the term BUT if you've given birth before, there in an increased chance that the baby can still shift around to transverse or breech. This is much less common if it's your first. ...Read more

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My level II ultrasound shows Placenta position- "Fundo anterior lower margin of placenta 4.0 CM from internal os" What precautions should I take??

As per OB.: You did not state how far along the pregnancy you are. If before third trimester, the placenta may migrate posteriorly and further from the os. Speak to your OB for any concerns. If there is any concern on the part of the OB, a follow-up ultrasound will be gotten. There are however no precautions you should take, unless so directed by tour OB. Why does you profile say 25 yo male? ...Read more

Placenta (Definition)

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