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

Pregnant taking 3 akt for TB. Sonography showing low lying placenta. What are the possible complications?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 1993
Answered : 2416 Questions
Question
hi sir /mam i am pregent 17th week but not any symtoms i take 3 akt for tb and i did sonography at 14 week pregancy ,i have low lying plancenta . plz suggest what types complications , can i stop 3 akt i have 9month complited.
Posted Mon, 21 May 2012 in Pregnancy
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware 40 minutes later
Hello;
Thanks for your query.
During pregnancy the placenta moves as the uterus stretches and grows.
It is very common for the placenta to be low lying in early weeks of pregnancy.
But as the pregnancy continues, the placenta moves to the top of the womb.
By the third trimester(28 weeks to 40 weeks) the placenta should be near the top of the womb so that the cervix is open for delivery.
Sometimes even after 36 weeks the placenta partly or completely covers the cervix this is called a placenta previa and in such a condition normal vaginal delivery is not possible.
Severe vaginal bleeding is the most common complication in placenta previa.
Mainly this complication can occur in the end of second or in the third trimester.
Now since you are 17 weeks pregnant in your case it is better to repeat an ultrasound around 18th-20th week of pregnancy to see if the placenta has migrated towards the top of the uterus.
I guess your doctor will advise you ultrasound at this time as it is the ideal time for fetal anamoly scan.
As far as whether you can stop the AKT treatment,I would suggest you to consult your treating doctor (since you have completed 9 months) and let her examine you and then decide whether to stop or not.
I hope this answer is helpful to address your concerns.
Please accept this answer if you have no further queries.
Take care.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an OBGYN

© 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