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26 weeks pregnant. Diagnosed with complete placenta previa. Prognosis? Constipation causing bleeding?

Hi,I m 26 weeks 23 weeks iwas diagnosed with complete placenta previa .2 days after I did the ultrasound i started to bleed.i was hospitalized for 4 days till the bleeding doctor put me on bed rest plus no long standing and no sex.just wanna asks about the prognosis of this condition and is the constipation causes bleeding cause I always complain of constipation.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thank you for your query.
Complete placenta previa is when the placenta occupies the lower pole of the uterus.
Normally it is situated in the upper portion.
Thus, it leads to bleeding frequently.
It is a serious condition.
Constipation has no association with the bleeding, as bleeding is due to the placenta previa, however, straining at stools can trigger a bout of bleeding.
Normally, 90 % of low lying placentas migrate upwards by the third trimester.
However, if it is a COMPLETE previa ( placenta completely in the lower part ), chances of migration are less.
You are at risk for recurrent bleeding, preterm labour, malpresentations, growth restriction of baby and many other complications.
Please follow bedrest, avoid sexual activity.
take care.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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