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What are the tests for placenta previa?
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Ultrasound
Ultrasound is the main way to follow a previa.
If your previa resolves with time, your labor should be the same as anyone else's. If it doesn't, tests for anemia, clotting factors, and blood availabilty are tests that are performed to be prepared for any emergency at delivery. Most patients are at bed rest in their 2nd trimester and pelvic rest until delivery.

In brief: Ultrasound
Ultrasound is the main way to follow a previa.
If your previa resolves with time, your labor should be the same as anyone else's. If it doesn't, tests for anemia, clotting factors, and blood availabilty are tests that are performed to be prepared for any emergency at delivery. Most patients are at bed rest in their 2nd trimester and pelvic rest until delivery.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Ultrasound
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.

In brief: Ultrasound
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.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Prenatal ultrasound.
Expert prenatal ultrasound with doppler mapping can diagnose placenta previa and possible accreta.
No other test is required to establish this life-threatening diagnosis.

In brief: Prenatal ultrasound.
Expert prenatal ultrasound with doppler mapping can diagnose placenta previa and possible accreta.
No other test is required to establish this life-threatening diagnosis.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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