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Placenta Previa

Placenta previa

It is defined as the condition in which placenta cover the opening of uterus called cervix which is the outlet for the fetus. Placenta is the structure which provide oxygen and nutrition to the fetus and removing the excretory substance from the fetus.

Symptoms

Placenta Previa  Causes Symptoms Treatment

 

There is no specific signs and symptoms of placenta previa but it may cause the pain in some women during second trimester. Sometime there is bright red bleeding also occur with pain.

Types:

  • Complete
  • Partial
  • Marginal
  • Low lying
Causes

The obvious cause of this condition in unknown.

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 covering of cervix by uterus.

Treatment

Placenta previa is treated by medicine or surgical process but it is necessary to prevent the complications and manage the bleeding.

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