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Anatomy scan. Placenta anterior upper grade. What does this mean? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:So my wife had the anotomy scan this morning, and in the report I read, Placenta - anterior upper grade 1. Can you tell me what does this mean?
Doctor:That is a normal report
Doctor:That is the normal position of placenta
User:thats OK, can u explain what does it mean by grade 1
User:what if it was posterior?
Doctor:What is the period of gestation of the person?
User:can u ask me in simple layman terms
Doctor:How long is the concerned person pregnant?
User:she is in her 5th month
User:no worries
Doctor:How many weeks or months your wife is pregnant now?
Doctor:If it is posterior also it is not a problem
User:ok whats this grade 1
User:any advantage by being anterior or posterior
Doctor:Grade 1 is the grading of development of the placenta
Doctor:The amount of placental development
User:nice, how many grades are typically there in the development process
Doctor:Being posterior is advantageous as the chances of bleeding are minimal with a posterior placenta
User:thank you so much, doctor
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