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My sister is having her first baby. she is 22years old. her doctor has told her that placenta has a tumor and i was wondering how serious this is. they told her to check ten times every hour to make sure the baby is moving. thus far the baby moves quit often but it raises concern that the doctor would ask her to check the baby so ofter. what all can you tell me about this and the risk and so on. any info would help thanks.
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replied October 11th, 2010
Did anyone answer the above question? My daughter just lost her baby at around 27 weeks; tumor on placenta; mass of blood vessels; baby was a little larger than most 27 weeks; but heart flatlined; doctor revived but her heart was too weak...and she passed.
Her Dr didn't send her to a specialist until it was too late - not when then first saw the tumor; she swelled up with fluid (legs) and abdomen swelled to full-term size; then Dr said NO MORE WORK and to go to specialist tomorrow; that night she was taken sick took herself to local hospital; they stabilized her and sent by ambulance to same hospital/specialist shw was to see the next day.........I want to know more about this please ......
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replied December 22nd, 2011
Re: Tumor on placenta
Hi, I had this complication with my first child when I was 20 years old. Basically the doctor found the tumor when I wad about 20 weeks along, and sent me to specialists immediately, including weekly(at first) and daily(when closer to term) ultrasounds to make sure that the babys heart was fine. It was fine, and I did have extra fluid but not alot. I was put on bed rest, and I was scheduled to deliver a bit early because of it. I ended up going into delivery days before the inducement, and had a healthy baby boy! No heart defects! My stomach was quite larger than normal, and looked like I was carrying twins due to the extra fluid, but I credit my doctors for taking care of us!
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replied January 20th, 2012
I was sent to the specialist yesterday. The reason i was sent was bc i had a test come back positive for spina bifida.. My baby had a 1 in 10 chance of having it. so i went and the reason my test came back positive was bc i have a tumor on the placenta and the baby has noooooo spina bifida! i was relieved but now im worried... they said i need a ultrasound every two weeks to make sure fluid isnt building up on the baby bc that could cause heart faliure for my baby girl.. but he seemed very positive ab thinking everything was ok and she would be 100% fine.. I sure hope so.. Good luck to all who has this going on!!
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replied February 1st, 2013
tumor in the placenta
Hello Amanda..I too had this in 2008 but was never really properly diagnosed. I was told it is so rare and what was seen on the sonogram was most likely a bleed and not a tumor. I was at a specialist every week then everyday starting at 23 weeks..It is a scary process. I was sent to pediatric cardiologist several times too, to ensure that her heart was not being over worked due to lack of oxygen. I also had excessive fluid which made me go into pre-term labor at 23 weeks until i delivered at 37 weeks. My daugthers heart did show signs of struggle and was forced to have a c-section. If I knew what was going on at the time I probably would have wanted to deliver early. My daughter was born anemic with some breathing problems and was kept in the NICU for the time of my stay but we went home togther..We were later called back into the hospital for a blood tranfusion but the day of her levels were up..your risks are heart failure and/or oxygen loss. (my tumor was preventing her from getting blood flow) i think it is called chorioangioma..You need to stay on top your your condition and fight for your babys health. Dont want to scare you but it pretty serious. My daughter is turning 3 this May and aside from a minor heart condition (PDA valve did not close) she is perfectly healthy and happy. I wish you the best of luck. God Speed..
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replied February 1st, 2013
tumor in the placenta
Hello Amanda..I too had this in 2008 but was never really properly diagnosed. I was told it is so rare and what was seen on the sonogram was most likely a bleed and not a tumor. I was at a specialist every week then everyday starting at 23 weeks..It is a scary process. I was sent to pediatric cardiologist several times too, to ensure that her heart was not being over worked due to lack of oxygen. I also had excessive fluid which made me go into pre-term labor at 23 weeks until i delivered at 37 weeks. My daugthers heart did show signs of struggle and was forced to have a c-section. If I knew what was going on at the time I probably would have wanted to deliver early. My daughter was born anemic with some breathing problems and was kept in the NICU for the time of my stay but we went home togther..We were later called back into the hospital for a blood tranfusion but the day of her levels were up..your risks are heart failure and/or oxygen loss. (my tumor was preventing her from getting blood flow) i think it is called chorioangioma..You need to stay on top your your condition and fight for your babys health. Dont want to scare you but it pretty serious. My daughter is turning 3 this May and aside from a minor heart condition (PDA valve did not close) she is perfectly healthy and happy. I wish you the best of luck. God Speed..
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replied December 9th, 2013
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Hello! I had this and wasn't diagnosed until my fluid levels were high enough to see a specialist. About 36 Afi and 24 weeks. Then the specialist found the tumor on an ultrasound. I was measuring about 5 weeks ahead so contracted early. They scheduled me to be induced at 36 weeks. My sweet baby boy was healthy and still 7lb 6 oz. I had daily appointments and weekly sometimes twice a week ultrasounds. The tumor was benign. Good luck to everyone that has this. Luckily mine was pretty pleasant with no added complications after delivery.
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