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Why do doctors examine placenta after birth?

Why do doctors examine placenta after birth?

Make sure all is out: Retained placental tissue can cause problems such as bleeding and infection. Therefore, OB providers should check every placenta to ensure that it has been delivered intact or all pieces of it have come out of the uterus. Occasionally an OB will need to insert a hand up into the uterus or even scrape with an instrument to remove any remaining tissue. That mainly occurs if a very premature delivery. ...Read more

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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 do the doctors do with the placenta after birth?

What do the doctors do with the placenta after birth?

Depends!: In any high risk or complicated deliveries, we send the placenta to pathology to look for any reason for the complications. In normal deliveries, the placenta is bundled together with other placentas and cremated. If you want to keep the placenta, you can ask your doctor. It does have to be handled in a special manner though. So let us know before your delivery. ...Read more

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Is irt common practice for doctors to examine placenta after birth?

Is irt common practice for doctors to examine placenta after birth?

Yes it is: Good OB doctors examine the placenta. Important to rule out a partially retained placenta. Also in all cases of intra-uterine growth retardation, if present, of babies. ...Read more

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Why am i still hurting after having a baby 9 months ago? I was diagnosed with placenta accreta after the birth of my child my doctor didn't do surgery to remove it he just pulled it out was he suppose to do that?

Why am i still hurting after having a baby 9 months ago? I was diagnosed with placenta accreta after the birth of my child my doctor didn't do surgery to remove it he just pulled it out was he suppose to do that?

Confused..: Your information is a little confusing to me; are you concerned about long-term pain from your delivery, or asking whether the management of placenta accreta was appropriate in your case? Please clarify. Any time pain persists that far out after delivery it is abnormal and merits examination by a gynecologist. Standard management of suspected placenta accreta is prelabor cesarean hysterectomy @35w. ...Read more

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Gave birth 1 week ago. BP spiked 191/90 during birth then deopped 138/65. At 1 week check up BP 148/100. doc had me lay down retook still high ?

Gave birth 1 week ago. BP spiked 191/90 during birth then deopped 138/65. At 1 week check up BP 148/100. doc had me lay down retook still high ?

Postpartum HTN: Antihypertensive agents may be required temporarily postpartum if the hypertension is severe. Usually if the systolic bp is greater than 140s. Monitor bp closely. The pills may be stopped after a few weeks depending if the pressure comes back to normal. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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During my 6week check up doctor did the usual pap smear came back high grade. ..Never had an abnormal one before. Is this sometimes normal after birth?

During my 6week check up doctor did the usual pap smear came back high grade. ..Never had an abnormal one before. Is this sometimes normal after birth?

Yes but...: Often times the pap will go back to normal after childbirth. However, you still will need a colposcopy to make sure your cervix doesn't have any severe or cancerous changes now. ...Read more

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At my 6week of pregnancy check up doctor did the usual pap smear and it came back high grade. ..Never had an abnormal one before. Is this normal after birth?

Not expected: Having an abnormal pap result after giving birth is not normal. Please follow-up with your gyn. It should either be repeated or you might be aked to undergo colposcopy wherein biopsies are obtained from your cervix which will give a more accurate result. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, I am 30 years of age and gave birth to my second son 6 months ago ...I have left side flank pain since a week after delivery and utis for three months which were treated with antibiotics .I have several check ups like cystoscopy and kidney u

Hello Doctor, I am 30 years of age and gave birth to my second son 6 months ago ...I have left side flank pain since a week after delivery and utis for three months which were treated with antibiotics .I have several check ups like cystoscopy and kidney u

Here are some...: Glad to see you have gone thus far in evaluating left flank pain with unyielding conclusion in the sickness of urinary tracts, I assumed. Beyond such, we need to look into possible disorders of muscles, joints, or nerves of the region. How to get the related things sorted out correctly may not be that hard if following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more