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Am pregnancy, ultrasound shows thick placenta, FHR shows tachycardia. Is it harmful for child growth?

My wife is in 14 weeks pregnancy and yesterday we had an u/s and doctor report said placenta is abnormally thick,60.00mm, at the tickest part, head is oblong may be due to pressure effect of the enlarged placenta, or malformation, cerebelium not visualized, spine is normal, FHR is showing tacchycardia, irregularly irregular, pl. advise is bulky placenta harmful for child growth? and also what will happends in this condition?
Asked On : Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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Hello there,

14weeks is too early for a complete anomaly scan. Even if there are certain negative findings at this stage, you need to follow it up by a repeat ultrasound which should be done around 18weeks.
Enlarged placenta occurs in a congenital infection called syphilis and also in diabetes mellitus in mother. So you can ask your doctor to get additional tests for ruling out these.
Child growth would be affected only in these conditions.
Repeat ultrasound is a must to confirm these findings.
Answered: Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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