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What is the best treatment for placenta previa?

What is the best treatment for placenta previa?

Placenta previa: A placenta previa is diagnosed by ultrasound. The placenta covers the entire mouth of the womb (the cervix) or part of it. Bleeding can occur from the placenta. Because the placenta is blocking the cervix, the fetus cannot be born vaginally. It is dangerous for the mother and the fetus. The fetus is born by cesarean section. ...Read more

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Placenta Blocks Cervix (Definition)

A previa is when a placenta entirely covers the opening of the cervix into the uterus (internal os). It is a reason for a cesarean section and if bleeding occurs and stops it may be a ...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?

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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Does placenta previa require treatment?

Maybe: If a placenta previa is still present at term, a cesarean delivery is indicated. ...Read more

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Can somebody explain for me treatment of placenta previa?

Can somebody explain for me treatment of placenta previa?

Prelabor c-section.: The surgical management of persistent placenta previa is pre-labor cesarean section at 36-37 weeks in a large hospital with blood bank and ICU availability. ...Read more

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How bad is my placenta previa and how big is my chance to have my placenta in the correct place.I don't want to undergo cs..

How bad is my placenta previa and how big is my chance to have my placenta in the correct place.I don't want to undergo cs..

Impossible to answer: Unfortunately without information about how many weeks pregnant you are, and whether your placenta is completely covering or just close to your cervix, i can't answer this. But you should talk to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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Im 21weeks aog with placenta previa totalis how big is my chance to have my placenta in correct place?I don't want to undergo cs(utz is in my profile)

Does not look good: For a vag del, you will have to be followed sometimes it can move but u should prepare yourself for a poss csection u cannot deliver through any part of the placenta ! ...Read more

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Why is there bleeding with placenta previa?

Why is there bleeding with  placenta previa?

Leaky vessels: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read more

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Why is the bleeding painless from placenta previa?

Why is the bleeding painless from placenta previa?

No contractions.: Because the bleeding does not involve the contractile part of the uterus, only the placenta over the cervix. The placenta is devoid of innervation, therefore the mother does not experience pain in bleeding previa unless preterm labor is also present. ...Read more

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Can you deliver vaginally if placenta previa corrects itself?C

Can you deliver vaginally if placenta previa corrects itself?C

Yes it is possible: If it corrects itself completely you should be able to deliver vaginally. Check with your ob. ...Read more

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If i have placenta Previa in 19 weeks pragnancy so what shuld I do?

If i have placenta Previa in 19 weeks pragnancy so what shuld I do?

Nothing to do: There is noting specific for you to do. Most likely the placenta will move up higher as the pregnancy progresses. Let your doctor know if you develop vaginal bleeding. Your doctor may restrict you from having vaginal intercourse if the placenta stays in the current location. ...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