Maybe. If a placenta previa is still present at term, a cesarean delivery is indicated.
YES! Placenta previa at term left untreated shall cause severe maternal hemorrhage - even possible exsanguination and maternal death. The proper management includes prelabor cesarean section by 36-37 weeks to avoid bleeding. Avoid all nsaids, unecessary car rides, intercourse, exercise or heavy lifting throught pregnancy if you have this diagnosis and deliver in a large tertiary hospital!
My 20wk us showed complete placenta previa, obgyn says it covers by 5cm. Will csection require general anesthesia? Is incision vertical?
No, Csection does not have to require general anesthesia or vertical incision.
No. Y0u can have an epidural type of anesthetic.
Rest. There is no treatment. Many times placenta migrates.
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.
PP can be percreta. A placenta prévia can invade the uterine and cervical tissues and be associated with a placenta increta and placenta percreta.
Yes it is possible. If it corrects itself completely you should be able to deliver vaginally. Check with your ob.
Nothing. Nothing can be done for partial placenta previa at 20 weeks. Most of those have grown out by 28 weeks.
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.