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What is Placenta previa?

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Placenta is an organ that grows on the inside lining of the uterus during pregnancy and provides nutrition to the fetus through the umbilical cord.

Placenta previa affects approximately 1 in 200 pregnant women in the third trimester of pregnancy [1]

- Diagnosis includes abdominal and transvaginal ultrasound
- A C-section may be needed for delivery
- Complications include severe bleeding and preterm birth

It occurs when a baby's placenta partially or totally covers the mother's cervix and can cause severe bleeding during pregnancy and delivery.

Patients might bleed throughout her pregnancy and during the delivery. Activities that might cause contractions, including having sex, douching, using tampons, or engaging in activities that can increase the risk of bleeding should be avoided.

Symptoms

- Bright red vaginal bleeding without pain during the second half of pregnancy
- Premature contractions
- Baby is in breech or transverse position
- Uterus is larger than average

Treatment

Self-care: Bed rest and avoidance activities that can trigger bleeding, such as sex and exercise. Traveling should be avoided.

Emergency medical care should be sought in case of bleeding. Vaginal delivery is possible if the placenta is low lying but does not cover the cervix. Severe bleeding might require a blood transfusion. Pelvic exams should be avoided.

Medication: Steroid shots may be given to the patient to help mature the baby’s lungs.

Specialists: Approach a gynecologist immediately. Options can be discussed with a gynecologist at mfine for the most suitable one.

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Dr. Punitha Rangaraj

Dr. Punitha Rangaraj

MBBS, DGO

47+ years exp

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Belle Vue's Cambridge Hospital

Bangalore

Gynecologist

Dr. Prakash Kini

Dr. Prakash Kini

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO

41+ years exp

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Cloudnine Hospital, Malleshwaram

Bangalore

Gynecologist

Dr. Rani Nandakumar

Dr. Rani Nandakumar

MBBS, MD (OG), DGO

40+ years exp

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Cloudnine Hospital - Chennai

Chennai

Gynecologist

Dr. Vidya Desai Mohan

Dr. Vidya Desai Mohan

MD, DGO, MAMS

40+ years exp

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Cloudnine Hospital, Old Airport Road

Bangalore

Gynecologist

Dr. K Swarajya Lakshmi

Dr. K Swarajya Lakshmi

MD, DGO

40+ years exp

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Ankura Hospital for Women & Children

Hyderabad

Gynecologist

Dr. Gohar Shahean

Dr. Gohar Shahean

MD (OBG), DGO

39+ years exp

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Primecare Hospital

Bangalore

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