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My wife taken anmoly scan recently..in that report, had noticed placenta in anterior position.heard that anterior position is more complicated during c section as it causes more bleeding..is that true or not??..is thr any chance that placenta moving towards cervics during third trimester(i mean placenta is in fixed in one position during full course of pregnancy or moving) thanx
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Dr. Mandira Singh
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placenta in anterior position and if it is in upward position does not cause any harm. If the placenta is in the lower part then it is a problem. if the placenta is in the lower part in early pregnancy then as the pregnancy grows ,in most of the cases it is pulled up, but in some cases it may remain in the lower part, which can become a serious probem
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Dr. Swati Chitnis
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Hello. Placenta does not move. It's because of growth of uterus that it may appear to change position. A low lying placenta in most cases will correct and lie in upper uterus in 3rd trimester. Only a low lying anterior placenta can create problem during C section, since it may come at site of incision. If report doesn't mention low lying placenta or placenta previa, there's nothing to worry.
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Dear Practo user, Usually, there is no complication if the placenta is anterior, unless it's in lower position. The placenta doesn't move during pregnancy. There is difference in the rate of growth of uterine wall vis-a-vis placenta. That's why it appears that placenta has moved. It a appears to move up than down as pregnancy advances.
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Dr. Rita Bakshi
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Hello, If the placents is in lower side of anterior position, there might be some complications. Once you enter third trimester, the low lying placenta may shift towards the upper side of uterus. If you have low lying placents, it may create trouble at the time of C-Section (because it may come at the site of incision. If the report does not show plactenta in low lying placenta or condition of placenta previa, there is nothing to worry about.
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