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At 32 weeks gestation I had an ultrasound that showed a circumscribed 24x18x11 mm hypoechoic fluid collection in the placenta near cord insertion?

At 32 weeks gestation I had an ultrasound that showed a circumscribed 24x18x11 mm hypoechoic fluid collection in the placenta near cord insertion?

Seek clarfication: You may be describing a placental lake which is a benign finding. You will need to contact your obgyn who can review the ultrasound and ask for clarification and guidance. ...Read more

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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Posterior placenta means low lying?

Posterior placenta means low lying?

No: Posterior placenta means that it is attached to the back of the uterus. Anterior placenta means that is attached to the front. Low lying means that it is attached low in the uterus near the cervix. A fundal placenta means that it attached at the top of the uterus. ...Read more

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What does "adherent placenta" mean?

What does "adherent placenta" mean?

Placenta accreta: Normally, the placenta detaches easily from the uterine wall after you give birth. Occasionally, it sticks (adheres) tightly to the uterine wall and has to be removed manually or surgically. In a more serious condition, the placenta grows into or through the uterine wall. This is called Placenta Accreta. Sometimes a hysterectomy is required to resolve the bleeding from an Accreta. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is meant by a partial placenta abruption?

Small section, ltd.: 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 does high lying posterior placenta grade 1 means?

It is in a good spot: The high lying placenta on the back wall of your uterus is in a good spot to avoid bleeding at the time of labor. or before. ...Read more

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What does it mean at 12 weeks if dr says I have a low lying placenta?

Low "lying" placenta: The placenta is developing very close to the cervical opening, and is not "truthful" (lying) as it will usually migrate upwards further into the uterus as the baby grows later in the pregnancy. If it remains in that location, bleeding may result. ...Read more

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What exactly does it means that the placenta is covering the internal os?

What exactly does it means that the placenta is covering the internal os?

Placenta previa: This is a concern because if it persists it blocks the baby from coming out vaginally and carries a risk of severe bleeding. If present early in the pregnancy it may often resolve as the uterus continues to grow. If it doesn't resolve delivery must be by cesarean section. ...Read more

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Location of placenta is fundal. Grade 2. What does that mean. Is that normal?

Top of uterus: Fundal means the top of your uterus. A fundal placenta means it is located at the top which is normal. Placental grading is somewhat controversial. Most radiologist and perinatologists do not use this system. Grade 2 placentas at 25 weeks may or may not be normal. You will need to discuss the details with the doctor who performed the sonogram or is managing your pregnancy ...Read more

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My placenta was low and bleeding. Now they say it migrated. What does that mean?

Means all is ok: Early in pregnancy the placentas can be low lying and later on when uterus grows it moves away from cervix. It means you can deliver vaginally. ...Read more

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What is anterior low lying placenta means in usg scan? 4th running for me. Is it any problem my baby growth. Please suggest.

What is anterior low lying placenta means in usg scan? 4th running for me. Is it any problem my baby growth. Please suggest.

Low-lying placenta: A low-lying placenta is when the placenta has implanted near the cervix but not over it as in a placenta previa. We treat the low-lying placenta with pelvic rest and decreased activities like no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise. They generally resolve on their own. They have no effect on the growth of the baby. ...Read more

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If I miscarried at 8 weeks n did it naturally at home, n the baby came out in its small bag, does that mean it had to do with the placenta?

If I miscarried at 8 weeks n did it naturally at home, n the baby came out in its small bag, does that mean it had to do with the placenta?

No: Not with placenta but more likely something wrong with way baby developing. Better to lose early than later or to deliver a badly deformed baby. It is natures way. 20% of conceptions are lost, mostly moms don't even know it. ...Read more

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I just had my five months anomaly scan n was told that my placenta is posterior grade0 maturity, 3 CM away from OS. What does this mean???

All good: Your placenta is on the Barack wall of your uterus and well above your cervix so it won't be in the way when the baby comes out and it isn't getting old and wearing out. It should still do a good job of nourishing the baby. It's all good. ...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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Low afi and placenta fully aged- what does this mean?

Depends of GA: In a term pregnancy, this should be interpreted as the placenta getting old and delivering less blood flow to the infant. It is a sign of a mature pregnancy that is near delivery, and in some cases may be an indication for induction.

In an earlier pregnancy, its gets much more complicated than that. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your placenta isn't giving the baby enough nutrition?

Placental problem: The placenta supplies the nutrition as well as oxygen for your baby. If the placenta isn't working probably, the baby won't grow probably. This can lead to a small for dates baby, or an intrauterine growth restricted baby. The baby needs careful monitoring by your doctor and may require early delivery. ...Read more

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What does it mean placenta is fundo anterior well away from IOS? Please reply thanks

See below.: Fundal means at the top of your uterus closest to your head. Anterior means in the front part of your uterus closest to your belly button. Well away from your internal os means that the placenta is not covering the "exit" from your uterus down by your vagina. This is a very safe placental placement. ...Read more

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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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My last ultra sound says that I have an "anterior placenta". What does that mean?

Front: Anterior refers to the front of the body. The placenta can implant on any portion of the uterus. Yours just happens to be on the front side. Totally normal. However, occasionally this can make it more difficult to hear baby's heart beat ...Read more

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What does placenta anterior encoarching on lower segment means? I am 5 months pregnant

Not to worry: This is a minor detail of an ultrasound report and only has relevance for an obstetrician who might be doing a cesarean section. A c-section incision is made through the lower uterine segment and so knowing this provides a caution to the surgeon when s/he operates. Generally in pregnancy, as the uterus and baby grow, a placenta tends to move back from this position so I doubt it will be important ...Read more

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Placenta anterior Grade 2 with visualization of subplacental sonolucency? What does it mean?

Ask you OB: A sonolucency means an area of fluid under the placenta. It is probably just a blood vessel, but it could also represent an area of bleeding. You need to ask your OB. ...Read more

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I'm 20weeks pregnant & dr told me I have thick placenta. What does that means baby is growing fine.?

Good question: "thick" placentae sre just now being carefully defined. The takehome message is that if your baby is growing normally, then that's all that counts. ...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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Need expert advice. After my 32wk scan my midwife has written that my placenta is 'post high' in my notescan anyone tell me what this means?

Position: Evaluating the placenta location on an OB ultrasound is important to find the location and note whether it is approaching or covering the cervix and route the baby will exit the uterus on delivery. 'post high' likely is shorthand for posterior and high ie up by the top of the uterus away from the cervix, though you should confirm that with your doc. ...Read more

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Hello, what is the placenta is forming posteriorly eccentric to the right mean? That mean is it cover on cervix? Any chance complete placenta may move?

Hello, what is the placenta is forming posteriorly eccentric to the right mean? That mean is it cover on cervix? Any chance complete placenta may move?

If the placenta: Covers the cervix it is called a placenta previa which can be partial or complete and require a cesarean delivery to prevent bleeding. Yes it can 'move' ...Read more

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Had sex twice with my placenta a bit low. But no bledding occured. What did that mean?

Had sex twice with my placenta a bit low. But no bledding occured. What did that mean?

Nothing: The placenta "a bit low" can be completely normal. The placenta tends to " migrate" toward the top of the uterus as pregnancy progresses. If you had a partial or complete placenta previa (covering part or all of the cervical opening) then you would worry about starting bleeding by having sex. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is anterior placenta? My doctor told me I have an anterior placenta.. ..what does it mean?

Not much: Just refers to its position relative to the uterus. This can change and migrate to differnt position during the pregnancy. Not a reason for concern. ...Read more

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What does posterior placenta grade 2 high lying with visualization of sublacental sonolucency mean?

Normal attachment: :Your placenta is attached to the back wall of the uterus and is high enough inside the uterus to not be of concern for a "low lying" placenta that can bleed. This is all normal. ...Read more

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If a placenta was low lying during one pregnancy does it mean it will be low lying again for the next?

If a placenta was low lying during one pregnancy does it mean it will be low lying again for the next?

No.: Placentation is not predictable and does not correlate with prior pregnancies, with the exception of placenta previa +/- accreta, which tends to recur. Your 20 week sonogram will establish placentation with great accuracy. Good luck! ...Read more