Placenta accreta

What is Placenta accreta?

Placenta accreta is a severe obstetric complication involving an abnormally deep attachment of the placenta to the myometrium, without penetrating it. Thus, the placenta grows completely through the endometrium. Women with placenta accreta during childbirth are at great risk of hemorrhage during its removal. This commonly requires surgery to stem the hemorrhage and in severe cases hysterectomy.

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I am worried that I have placenta accreta again. this is my 4th pregnancy. my 3rd pregnancy ending on 9/29/12 was diagnosed with accreta at...

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Hi Doctor, I am in my 30th week of pregnancy. At 20 weeks low lying placenta was detected and till now it hasn't moved up. attaching my scan of 29...

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