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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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Anterior placenta previa with placental lake seen at 28w ultrasound, 2 D&Cs & no c-section hx. Any risk of placenta accreta? Best time to deliver?

Anterior placenta previa with placental lake seen at 28w ultrasound, 2 D&Cs & no c-section hx. Any risk of placenta accreta? Best time to deliver?

Placenta Previa: Placenta previa occurs when the placenta is covering the opening of the cervix. Vaginal delivery is possible in mild cases of previa. Placenta accreta is a different condition where the placenta gets "stuck" to the uterus. While the risk of accreta increases when you have previa, that risk is low if you have never had a c-section before. Follow-up with your obstetrician regarding delivery dates. ...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 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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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 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

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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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