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What makes it likely to have placenta accreta?
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Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Uterine scarring
Women with a history of fibroid surgery or previous ceasarean whose placenta implants on scar tissue have a small, but present potential for the placenta to dig in too deeply.
It can just happen de novo, too.

In brief: Uterine scarring
Women with a history of fibroid surgery or previous ceasarean whose placenta implants on scar tissue have a small, but present potential for the placenta to dig in too deeply.
It can just happen de novo, too.
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Anything that causes uterine scarring can put a woman at risk: Cesarean sections, fibroid surgery, D & C's, multiple pregnancies and uterine abnormalities.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Previa/fibroids/scar
Placenta previa (placenta covering the cervix and obstructing the birth canal) is most closely etiologic to placenta accreta.
Degenerating uterine fibroids, having had many babies, prior scars on the womb (e.g. Myomectomies, cesarean sections) and multiple d&cs can also lead to placenta accreta with or without placenta previa.

In brief: Previa/fibroids/scar
Placenta previa (placenta covering the cervix and obstructing the birth canal) is most closely etiologic to placenta accreta.
Degenerating uterine fibroids, having had many babies, prior scars on the womb (e.g. Myomectomies, cesarean sections) and multiple d&cs can also lead to placenta accreta with or without placenta previa.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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