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Why Do Doctors Examine The Placenta
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do the doctors do with the placenta after delivery is kept, researched, where does it go or is used for?
Studied: It is briefly studied, sometimes microscopically, weighed, then destroyed unless special circumstances exist. ...Read more
Hello doctor, I would like to know the gender of my baby. My placenta position is fundal anterior grade 2. ?
33 wk pregnant w/ GD Last week doc measured me 36 cm. Had an u/s today my placenta was unusually thick. What does or could this mean for my baby?
How likely is the placenta to move up after 28w? Marginal previa and doctor said that we're still not clear and need it to move 0.73 cm. Fu on 5/22.
One of jehovahs witnesses(no blood) 34 weeks and have partial placenta abr. Doctors are taking a wait and see approach, is this wise given the situation
Yes : The situation warrants close monitoring but in general ultrasound findings of partial abruption do not warrant delivery at 34wks. If you begin to bleed or show signs of fetal compromise that could change quickly. You are at increased risk for heavy sudden bleeding which carries additional risk being a jw and need to continue taking iron, vitamins, etc to minimize risks of anemia. ...Read more
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