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Placenta Previa

The condition where the placenta is present low in the uterus and covers the cervix entirely or partially is called placenta previa. In such cases, the placenta detaches from the uterine wall as the cervix begin to dilate during contraction. Painless bleeding during the third trimester is the most common symptoms.

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What precautions should be taken for a low-lying placenta?

Query: Hi doctor, I am attaching the two ultrasound reports of 7th week and 14th week pregnancy. As per reports there are fibroid and low lying posterior placenta. What are chances of the baby to be delivered safe and sound? Will this fibroid contribute any bad effect to the baby or baby's growth in the ut...  Read Full »

Dr. Talpe Ashwini Nanasaheb

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no need to remove the fibroid in pregnancy. As pregnancy gets subside fibroid size may reduce. Even if you remove the fibroid after pregnancy, then there is a possibility for recurrence of a fibroid in the future. The following are the likely complications in p...  Read Full »

Can I travel by flight if I have a confirmed low-lying placenta?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a low-lying placenta covering the complete os as observed in my 13th-week NT (nuchal translucency) scan. Due to this, my doctor advised me not to travel. However, I have to travel by flight for 15 hours next month (by then I will have my level two scan). So, what are the chances tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. A low-lying placenta, also known as placenta previa, is rarely or very unlikely to move to a higher position as the pregnancy progresses. However,...  Read Full »

Is it safe for my 12-week pregnant wife with placenta previa to travel on a three-hour flight?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife was diagnosed with a 12-week pregnancy three days ago, and placental thickening is seen posteriorly, presently reaching and covering the os (ostium). Could you kindly advise if she can travel by air this month for a three-hour flight? Will there be any problems? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical related queries. I have gone through your case and I understand your concern. At this stage, the placenta is very small, and there should not be any problem with air travel. She can safely travel. However, in cases of placenta previa after seven ...  Read Full »

I have anterior placenta extending on the lower end. Please help.

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 concer...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 va...  Read Full »

I am 20 weeks pregnant with partial placenta previa. Can I travel by air?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old who, is 20 weeks pregnant, and in my last ultrasound, I was diagnosed with partial placenta previa. I want to know, can I travel by air for just 1 hour? My last ultrasound was three weeks back. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! I have gone through your case and I understand your concern. Although I am not able to get the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) you sent, I suggest you not travel by air if there is partial or complete p...  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 »

Please review my ultrasound, is normal delivery possible?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old female. I am about 4 months pregnant. This is my second baby, my first kid is 6 years old and my first delivery was a normal one. Ultrasound report says anterior is asymmetrically covering the OS. Is there a possibility for normal delivery? Is there a chance for...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are 16 weeks and 3 days pregnant as of today. Placental position, if it is anterior and covering the OS, then actually it is too early to comment on placenta previa. This can be complete or incomplete. A repeat scan needs to be done at 32 weeks to finalise the po...  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 »

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