placenta praevia


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placenta praevia

A PLACENTA situated in the lower part of the womb near the cervix, or wholly or partially covering the outlet. Such placement may make normal delivery impossible and inevitably result in separation and vaginal bleeding when labour starts. Placenta praevia can be detected by ultrasound scanning and in such cases the baby is usually delivered by Caesarean section around the 38th week.
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Placenta praevia and unclassified haemorrhage were excluded along with women suffering from any bleeding disorders and bleeding from a source other than uterus.
Placenta praevia was diagnosed on ultrasonography in 03 patients during the ante-natal period.
The placenta is blocking the exit to the womb - a condition called placenta praevia.
It is less effective in cases of PPH due to placenta praevia. Long-term followup is required in these patients to assess effect on fertility and menstrual function.
In the book titled: Cerebral Palsies: Epidemiology and Causal Pathways, by Fiona Stanley et al, (10) the authors opined that the placental abruption with its dramatic effects on placental blood flow is more likely associated with cerebral palsy than placenta praevia.
The result of present study reveals that abruption placenta was common among grand multipara (10%) and great grand multipara (10% whereas placenta praevia was 6.6% multipara and none in great grant multipara.
The increasing caesarean section rate predisposes to placenta praevia and morbidly adherent placenta, which are now the leading indications for emergency peripartum hysterectomy.
Alpha-fetoprotein, chorionic villus sampling, nuchal fold, carpal tunnel syndrome, stress incontinence, episiotomy (don't go there, girls), amniocentesis, placenta praevia, pre-eclampsia...
Absolute indications for lower segment caesarean section includes-central placenta praevia, cephalopelvic disproportion, pelvic mass causing obstruction, advance carcinoma cervix, vaginal obstruction (atresia, stenosis).
It may not turn out to be serious but your doctor has to rule out possible placenta praevia or a threatened miscarriage.
Prevalence of placenta praevia by world region: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
It is possible in such cases, known as placenta praevia, to have a normal birth depending on how bad the obstruction is.