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i have just had a scan at 28weeks and the placenta is low lying covering the cervix,the doctor said it is nothing to worry about as im having a section,but i just want reasuring!!!


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replied November 24th, 2010
Complications during Pregnancy Answer A17274
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Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. Low lying placenta is also called placenta previa. It is a condition in which the placenta is attached to the uterine wall close to or covering the cervix. It is of four types with Type 1 being the least severe. I suppose you are having stage 1 placenta previa.

If you are not bleeding ,you can be managed non-operatively until the 36th week. But if there is any active bleeding, then it needs evaluation. My sincere advice is to consult a gynecologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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