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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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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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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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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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Do doctors screen for metabolic disorders after birth?

The state does: In the US, each state screens different metabolic disorders... most will screen for the most common ones like PKU. Testing is done at the state lab and abnormal results are communicated to the primary doctor and in some states to the expert panel. ...Read more

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How long after birth will my baby need his first and second doctor visit?

How long after birth will my baby need his first and second doctor visit?

2-3 Days: The current recommendation is 2-3 days following after discharge and as often as needed to make sure the baby is nursing well and establishing a good weight gain.Then usually at a month of age. ...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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Can you please describe common things doctors do if my period doesn't return after birth control pills?

Can you please describe common things doctors do if my period doesn't return after birth control pills?

Evaluation: If your period did not return after stopping pills the doctors would evaluate you for anovulation which means you are not ovulating normally. They usually check blood work to see what could be affecting your cycles. ...Read more