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Will an anterior placenta at 14 weeks fix itself?


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Dr. Sahana Rao

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Published At June 20, 2018
Reviewed AtApril 17, 2024

Patient's 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. During the first one, there was a partially covering posterior placenta which resolved by itself at 20 weeks.

Answered by Dr. Sahana Rao


Welcome to icliniq.com.

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 sex and not to strain. You should consult a doctor immediately if anytime you have spotting or bleeding. Placental migration is confirmed by ultrasound at 34 weeks. The 2.5 inches ovarian cyst may cause you abdominal pain. You can get it operated if the size is increasing and if it is causing symptoms. But, do not worry, it does not affect the course of the pregnancy or the baby. Was your first baby delivered via a C-section? If yes, then you need to be extra careful and follow it up properly.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sahana Rao
Dr. Sahana Rao

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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