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I am 38 weeks and have a bloodclotting disorder at this last ultrasound the tech was very worried because she said that there were many large venous lakes on my placenta. Already it is a stress because the baby and I are measuring at the tip of the growth chart. Help!! should I worry? I am on my feet for at least ten hours a day at my job.

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replied May 13th, 2010
Complications during Pregnancy Answer A12048

Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. Placental lakes are considered to be a normal finding in majority of the cases. However, multiple placental lakes seen early in pregnancy in association with decreases umbilical artery blood flow have been associated with fetal growth retardation. As in your case, it is near term pregnancy, so it is less worrying. In a patient with placenta previa and previous uterine surgery multiple placental lakes can be suggestive of placenta accreta or percreta.

Placenta Accreta occurs when the placenta attaches too deep in the uterine wall but it does not penetrate the uterine muscle. Placenta Percreta occurs when the placenta penetrates through the entire uterine wall and attaches to another organ such as the bladder. Multiple placental lakes may also mimic gestational trophoblastic disease but this is also detected during early part of pregnancy.

Please do consult a gynecologist for the same as it not
possible to diagnose online. I sincerely hope this medical information helps. Take care.

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