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What Does Hypoechoic On The Placenta Mean
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 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
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
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
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
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
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?
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???
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What do it mean when the placenta is in front instead of on the side? And what damage can it cause during labor?
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
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
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
If a placenta was low lying during one pregnancy does it mean it will be low lying again for the next?
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