Placenta previa

Overview

Placenta previa risk factors include a previous delivery, age older than 35, and a history of previous surgeries, such as a cesarean section (C-section) or uterine fibroid removal.

Symptoms

The main symptom is bright red vaginal bleeding without pain during the second half of pregnancy. The condition can also cause severe bleeding before or during delivery.

Treatments

Bed rest is recommended. A C-section is often needed.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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