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Placenta percreta - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   if you were diagnose with placenta percreta so you might be possible for hysterectomy would the cervix be remove?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
User :   i would like to ask some questions for a better understanding
Doctor :   sure
User :   if i was diagnose placenta percreta and hysterectomy is the solution will the cervix be also removed?
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   28
Doctor :   give me one min please
User :   ok
Doctor :   i will get to all your queries
Doctor :   sorry for the delay
User :   no problem
Doctor :   wellthe treatment is a Subtotal Hysterectomy
Doctor :   and the cervix is not removed
User :   ok so if a patient has placenta percreta it doesnt mean that the placenta adhered the cervix also?
Doctor :   it depends on the extent
Doctor :   and how deep it has been
User :   if in the TVS it says bulging lower segment of the uterus with complex echoes possible for retained placenta is it possible that this can also mean accreta?
Doctor :   Accreta occurs when the placenta attaches too deep in the uterine wall but it does not penetrate the uterine muscle
Doctor :   Percreta occurs when the placenta penetrates through the entire uterine wall and attaches to another organ such as the bladder.
User :   so with that bulginf lower segment can it be possible accreta?
Doctor :   yes as Percreta is rare
Doctor :   and is a medical emergency
User :   ok in a TVS report if the physician has indicated Rule out accreta what would this mean?
Doctor :   can you tell me the diagnostic report
Doctor :   does it mention PERCERTA anywhere ?
User :   ok ill type it but can i ask you 1st of a uterus with the size of 5.3x7.4x5.2cm ican this be a pregnant uterus?
Doctor :   if you want i will be able to guide you with a specialist opinion of a Gynecologist
User :   no its ok im just trying to understand it more
Doctor :   as i can only guide you with in my expertise
User :   no it doesnt mention percreta
Doctor :   then its not
User :   yes its ok
User :   heres the report
User :   transvaginal scan shows a bulging lower segment of the uterus w/ complex echoes which could be retained products of conception and or placenta. The uterine body is pushed up w/ a thin endometrium (0.5cm)
Doctor :   as its a condition that requires immediate surgical treatment, so if it was there they would mention it
User :   at the upper cavity. The possibility of an adherent placenta cannot be ruled out
Doctor :   i see
User :   at the last part with BOLD fonts it says asymmetrical slightly enlarge anteverted uterus
User :   bulging lower segment retained placenta considered
User :   rule out accreta
Doctor :   ok
User :   with the size of the uterus i said can this be possible to be pregnant?
Doctor :   how many weeks have gone by
User :   which one doctor?
Doctor :   when was this report taken ?
User :   oh already long time ago but iam just clearing something that bugs me
User :   but when the tvs was done there was no bleeding of what so ever
Doctor :   well its ok
Doctor :   what are your present symptoms ?
User :   no i am already hysterectomized
Doctor :   well then you have nothing to worry about
User :   yes but i just wanted to understand some things for additional knowledge
Doctor :   is it ok if i email you
Doctor :   and tell you your answers
User :   sure
User :   taht would be very kind of you
Doctor :   no problem
Doctor :   just verify me your email address please
User :   YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   ok thanks
User :   if it would be ok with you & if you have yahoo messenger we could chat
User :   i really just want to clarify things
Doctor :   i am sorry i am not in a position to give you that details
Doctor :   hope you understand
User :   oh no its just all about the report but its ok
User :   its just for my own closure
Doctor :   i understand but its not in the company policy
User :   i understand
Doctor :   thank you
User :   but can you already answer the question with regards of the size of the uterus
Doctor :   the size is small
User :   1 last question
Doctor :   sure
User :   in a pregnant uterus what would be the size of the endometrium?
Doctor :   Endometrial thickness should be 8 mm
User :   if its 4cm can this be in its menstrual cycle?
Doctor :   depends as it can vary
User :   before I say goodbye with that size of the uterus & endometrium can this be placenta accreta?
Doctor :   no it cannot be
User :   thank you very very much it really means a lot to me..
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