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What causes vaginal bleeding during pregnancy?

hello... I had a large amount of blood two weeks ago and The ER said it was a hematoma and when I went to my doctors the next day he said it was placenta previa then when I went to get checked by an ultrasound tech she said it was chorion and ammonic separation? Could you help me with this please! I am almost 16 weeks pregnant
Thu, 20 Jul 2017
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Placenta previa means placenta lies lower in the region of uterus.
Placenta is connection between mother and baby and has a connecting cord called umbilical cord.
Whenever placenta lies lower in the uterus there is usually separation of this placenta before delivery as the uterus enlarges and fetus grows.
Hence you should avoid having intercourse , avoid lifting heavy weights, avoid straining at stools.
You will need to undergo another ultrasound after completing 8 months.
Usually placenta which lies lower in the uterus goes on top but so,e cases can still lie lower in the uterus.
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What causes vaginal bleeding during pregnancy?

Placenta previa means placenta lies lower in the region of uterus. Placenta is connection between mother and baby and has a connecting cord called umbilical cord. Whenever placenta lies lower in the uterus there is usually separation of this placenta before delivery as the uterus enlarges and fetus grows. Hence you should avoid having intercourse , avoid lifting heavy weights, avoid straining at stools. You will need to undergo another ultrasound after completing 8 months. Usually placenta which lies lower in the uterus goes on top but so,e cases can still lie lower in the uterus.