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Low Lying Placenta

Low lying placenta or placenta previa occurs during the last months of pregnancy when the placenta covers a part or the entire cervix. This causes symptoms like cramps, bleeding after intercourse, and bleeding in the final months of pregnancy.

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Can my anterior placenta resolve on its own after 14 weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with placenta anterior and lower end covering os at 14 weeks. How serious is it? I have been asked to take rest and lie down as much as possible. Also, a 2.5 inches ovarian cyst abutting right ovary. I have abdominal cramping at times. This is my second pregnancy. Durin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sahana Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A placenta covering os at 14 weeks is not of much worry, as most of these will migrate to the upper side of the uterus by the time you reach nine months. But, at present you need to take extra precaution as advised like - taking rest, not to lift heavy weight, avoid...  Read Full »

What precautions should I take at 18 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello,I am 28 years old and 18 weeks pregnant. Recently I have done Gravid Uterus - Obstetric Sonography and found the below result. Placenta is posterior, grade I, low lying - lower end is about 25 to 35 mm from internal OS. Left uterine artery shows high resistance flow. So, I wanted to know if t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This level 2 anomaly scan is absolutely normal for the foetus pertaining to its growth and absence of any congenital anomalies.  The concern regarding the low lying placenta at 18-19 w...  Read Full »

My pregnant wife is having bleeding. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 35 years old and first time pregnant. She got pregnant naturally. She is running into 18 weeks and five days as of today. No history of any fertility treatment ever. Last week, she had bleeding with clots and tissues (one pad soaked each time) twice in four days interval. We...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, the above medication will be effective and safe. The minimal bleeding will also settle down soon. Since it has been detected by scan, then definitely it is placenta previa. At this point of time, it is better to avoid journey as it may increase the amount of bl...  Read Full »

My wife suspects of having placenta previa. How to confirm?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is pregnant and she is feeling of placenta previa. Occasionally, she also feels the pain. How to confirm that?  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For the diagnosis of placenta previa you have to do an ultrasonography. Please also let me know how many weeks she is carrying now. Send me the detailed information along with the USG (ultrasound) report.   Read Full »

Can a low-lying placenta cause serious issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I had NT scan at 12 weeks and 5 days in which was found placenta is on the right lateral wall, 0.3 inch above the os. Internal os is closed. Cervical length is 37 mm. Does this mean placenta is low lying? Is there a serious problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, your scan indeed tells that you are having a low lying placenta. In such cases, chances of painless bleeding may be there. It would be better to avoid intercourse and heavy activities and to have a review of placental location in the anomaly scan at 19+ weeks. A...  Read Full »

What are the precautions to be taken for placenta previa?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 15 weeks and five days pregnant. Recently, she had an episode of a moderate amount of bleeding per vaginam. We immediately shifted her to the hospital where she was given some conservative treatment, and a USG was done. It was found that the inferior margin of the placenta w...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is nothing to worry about since everything is fine in the scan. Taking proper rest and hormonal supplements will do. However, if you have a doubt, then get back to me with the reports so that I can guide you further. Take care.   Read Full »

My wife has a low-lying placenta. Is there a flight risk?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife was diagnosed with low lying placenta. We need suggestion regarding long flight travel.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The complication with low lying placenta is bleeding from vagina which can be sudden and sometimes torrential. Flight travel will not affect placenta previa (low lying placenta). But, I would not recommend you to take her for long flight travel as any condit...  Read Full »

I am worried as I have posterior lower placenta covering internally at OS 1.6 centimeters and have pregnancy related questions. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 14 weeks pregnant and everything is good for now but I have a posterior lower placenta covering internally at OS 1.6 centimeters. This sounds as if I will be facing a bad or difficult pregnancy or not because the doctor saw it early. I have the following questions:What can happen w...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I do not think you have any reason to worry. At this early gestation of 14 weeks, the position of the placenta is not important at all. The baby grows faster than the placenta. Placental size is almost the same size. As th...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have spotting during 25 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 32 years old. She is 25 weeks pregnant currently. This is our second baby. Our first baby is 6 years old. She had a USG after 20 weeks of pregnancy which was normal (specifically placenta location was normal). But from the last two weeks, she is experiencing spotting every ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please get yourself checked by a gynecologist internally and get a pelvic scan done to rule out the exact cause. Avoid stress and strain, anxiety, work pressures, lifting heavy weights, bumpy drives, and exercise. Take progesterone supplements. Travel at this point is n...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and had sex. I experienced light bleeding and pinkish spotting. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday I had an appointment with my obstetrics gynecologist for the first time after finding out I was pregnant. They told me I was five weeks and three days pregnant. They did an ultrasound, blood pressure check, and urine test. Everything was normal. They could see the sack of the ba...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. As you are spotting or bleeding after intercourse, it is not normal; take bed rest, get your ultrasound for fetal well-being, and it would be helpful to take progesterone to support pregnancy. I hope you find it helpful. Regards.  Read Full »

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