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Placenta Accreta, Percreta or Icreta...earliest detection

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I have 4 children 3 of which were VBACs. I had to have the placenta manually removed for my 2d and 3d child; however, my 4th child required an emergency DNC. I received 4 units of blood because I hemorraged and my blood pressure was 66 over 33. My Dr. (God Bless Her) saved my uterus. I am pregnant again and have had 2 DNCs since my 4th child. Recently, I have been learning about PERCRETA and ICRETA and am terrified that this is highly likely for me considering all of the scarring in my uterus. I guess what I would like to know is should I be terrified and at what point during my pregnancy can this be detected if at all. Please forgive me for any misspellings.

Sincerely Worried
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replied July 4th, 2009
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Since you have a history of this problem plus additional scarring since your last pregnancy, chances are pretty high that you will experience this again.

One poster on another site mentioned that she was diagnosed with this at eight weeks but there is no way to know how soon your doctor/ ultrasound tech will be able to detect a problem.

One article I read said that this can be detected with 100% accuracy by using a combination of ultrasound and MRI.

Here is a link to a very informative article:
http://mediwire.sma.org/main/Default.aspx? P=Content&ArticleID=139429

Congrats on your pregnancy. I hope you have a healthy pregnancy, easy delivery, and quick recovery.
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replied July 4th, 2009
Thank you so much for all of the information that you so thoughtfully sent to me. I really appreciate the time that you took out of your day to shed some light on my situation. I am scheduled to have an ultrasound next week I will let you know how it goes. Smile
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replied July 4th, 2009
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You're welcome. I hope everything looks okay on the ultrasound.
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