Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
128 Doctors are Online

Pregnant. Ultrasound done. What does the report suggest?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 1969
Answered : 17665 Questions
My wife is in her 35th week pregnancy. We had last ultrasound when she was 33W6D pregnant. Ultrasound report states that "Placenta is posterior with lower margin 5cm away from the XXXXXXX OS,grade II. No retroplacental clot seen. No evidence of placental previa. No sonologically detectable placental anomaly seen. XXXXXXX OS is closed. Cervical length is normal(33mm)".On seeing the report in 34th Week, my doctor suggest that we should admit her in the hospital in the 35th week for a delivery as waiting for the labour pains and normal delivery can cause excess bleeding for mother or heart beat dip in a baby. Please advice.
Posted Sat, 28 Jul 2012 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani 1 hour later
Thanks for writing in.
Your wife has low lying placenta which can lead to excessive bleeding when delivery takes place as there is chance of detachment of placenta from periphery may lead to bleeding.
So your obstetrician has given proper advice to admit her in the hospital for observation and delivering the baby at 35 weeks.
So if she is admitted, proper steps can be taken during emergency.
I hope I have answered your query.
If you have further query or clarification, please ask.
I will be happy to help.
Wish you and your wife good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Radiologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor