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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Low-lying placenta at 19 weeks. Is it safe to fly with this condition?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my 19th week of pregnancy and yesterday, I came to know through the scan that my placenta is anterior low lying, that is, 1.9 cm beyond the os. I have a flying travel planed on 25th this month and I fly back on the 9th. Is it safe to travel?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are in your 19th week of gestation with a low lying placenta (just 1.9 cm from the os - placental margin). Ideally, 2.5 cm from os is considered safe. So, travel with flight or any other mode is not recommended in your case presently. Also, an absolute no to int...  Read Full »

Placenta is on the right lateral wall 1 cm above the os. Is it low lying?

Query: Hello doctor, I had NT scan at 12 weeks and 5 days in which was found placenta is on the right lateral wall, 1.0 cm 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 icliniq.com. 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. ...  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

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 placenta is ...  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

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 »

There is a drastic change in the placental position when my scans were taken at different centers. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an anomaly scan in week 20. I got a low-lying anterior placenta and was 3.5 cm away from internal OS. After ten days; I took another ultrasound showing a low-lying placenta just reaching internal OS and was grade 2. Both scans were taken at different scan centers. I heard the p...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Usually, the placenta is low-lying in early pregnancy and returns to normal after 28 weeks. There are many causes for the low-lying placenta. I think t...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Why does My fetus have a single umbilical artery in the ultrasound report?

Query: Hi doctor, A single umbilical artery is observed in 22nd week L2 pregnancy ultrasound. All other parameters are fine in relation to the growth of the fetus. I want to know how to deal with this. Can we go for amniocentesis or chromosome study? I also have a low-lying placenta with 15 cm distance fr...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understand the concerns. A single umbilical artery can be associated with chromosomal anomalies, structural anomalies, or can be unassociated with any other anomaly. Since the previous child also had anterior abdominal wall defect, so...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to have a flight journey during pregnancy with the low-lying placenta?

Query: Hello doctor, I have found low lying placenta about my 21 weeks pregnancy, though I did not have bleeding yet. Can I do long travel by air after 1 or 1.5 months later for emergency purposes? My reports are attached. I found constipation a little bit, no bleeding at all till now. My TSH is 2.83. W...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. It is quite common to see a low-lying placenta at 21 weeks. Do not worry. Placentas migrate to the upper uterine segment in later gestational age. I would recommend you to do another ultrasound at 28-30 weeks to see the placental localizatio...  Read Full »

Can a C-section be a life-threatening process for low-lying placenta cases?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a partial placenta, which is lying low.  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your ultrasound report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) regarding the low lying placenta. Many women (about 1 in 20) will be told their placenta is low at 20 to 25 weeks. Still, as the uterus stretches with the growing baby, the distance b...  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 eve...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

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 »

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