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Placenta Accreta

Placenta Accreta

It is defined as the condition in which placental tissue grows deep in the uterine wall and causes problems in pregnancy. After birth placenta will also detach from the uterus but in this condition, placenta will remain attached to the uterine wall. It may cause severe hemorrhage after or during delivery.

SymptomsPlacenta Accreta Symptoms Causes Treatment

There is no specific signs and symptom of placenta accreta

but it can cause bleeding in the last trimester or during delivery.

Causes

Many theories suggest that it may occur due to the problem in the lining of the uterine wall and scarring which is formed after pervious C-section or any other surgery related to uterus.

Complications

It may cause the following complications:

  • Premature birth of your baby
  • Severe vaginal bleeding
Diagnosis

There is no specific test for this condition is available but your doctor will recommend you an ultrasound or MRI to check the extend of penetration of placenta into the uterine wall.

Treatment

This condition should be diagnosis before the time of delivery for the planning of safe delivery. If your placenta is deeply attaching to uterus then during c-section your doctor might remove the uterus also to prevent the severe bleeding.

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