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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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 eve...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Is it safe for a pregnant lady to fly during 28 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, We are in London. We want to get home to Singapore. My wife is 28 weeks pregnant. I have been told that she should not fly because her placenta is low lying and close to the os. Are we basically stuck in London now? Is there no way that she could endure the flight home? She is curre...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your problem and will surely help you. See the majority of the airlines are reluctant to fly pregnant ladies however, the rule varies from airline to airline. One thing is there, that the best guide is your gynecologist whom you have been visitin...  Read Full »

What causes splenomegaly in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from pain around the uterus. She is 16 weeks pregnant. Her doctor suggested for a urine test and ultrasound scan. Urine infection was detected and using medicines for it. But, the ultrasound scan report came as splenomegaly and low lying placenta. This is our second b...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which reveals a normal blood test with urine infection sensitive to Nitrofurantoin and two scans revealing a pregnancy with low lying or anterior placenta along with splenomegaly. Urinary...  Read Full »

Is travelling with placenta previa safe during the 28th week of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28+2 weeks pregnant and have low lying placenta which is 1.6 cm from the internal os. I want to travel by train for a six hour journey. Will the train journey affect my baby and me? What should I do? What precautions should I take in this? Can blood clot happen in journey? Please adv...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With placenta previa (low lying placenta) at 28 weeks, it is actually not recommended to travel at all by train or flight or for that matter even with car. The aim being to avoid any vaginal bleeding from separation of placenta due to bumps and jerks. The bleeding onc...  Read Full »

Is it safe to travel with placenta previa?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, on my second scan (20 week pregnancy), I was diagnosed with the low-lying placenta. I did not have any bleeding or pain so far. I am going for my holiday in five days, and I am wondering if I can fly. Is it safe?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Low lying placenta makes you a high-risk pregnancy anyways and travelling is usually to be avoided in such conditions as bleeding may start due to undue jerks during travelling. But, low lying placenta again is not placenta previa if the lower end of the place...  Read Full »

What Precautions Need To Be Taken For Having Low Lying Placenta?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I am in my first trimester of pregnancy. My 10 weeks 4 days ultrasound showed a very healthy baby of 36 mm with movements and strong heart beat. It is great news. It also mentioned that anterior placenta extending on the lower end. My gynecologist did not seem conce...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is too early to judge about placental position. Secondly with growth of baby, placenta normally moves up. So, there is nothing of concern right now. Regarding precautions, low lying placenta which is also known as placenta previa may sometimes bleed (manifests as v...  Read Full »

Can I do household work when diagnosed to have a low lying placenta?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 16 weeks pregnant and 4.3 internal OS closed but diagnosed with a low lying placenta. Can I travel on a two-wheeler? Do the household work and go for a job? Please suggest me. Can I fly on a plane?  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be better if you would send me a detailed history and scan report. The placenta is still in developing stage that will grow and might change its position. For now, till it is low lying if within 2 cm of an internal OS then better to have rest and precautions. A...  Read Full »

Could you please check if my hCG reports are normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old. I got a positive result in the urine test for pregnancy after a missed period. My last period date was on the 24th. As I had slight abdominal pain, I was asked to do the beta hCG blood test twice in the gap of 48 hours to detect if the pregnancy is normal or ectop...  Read Full »


Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As, I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the results are absolutely normal and indicating a healthy pregnancy. As the values have doubled, you need not worry. In ectopic pregnancy, beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) values...  Read Full »

How to confirm placenta previa?

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Revert back with the asked details to an obstet...  Read Full »

Diagnosed with low lying placenta. Is there any complications during long flight travel?

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


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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