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What are the signs and symptoms of placenta previa during pregnancy?

By Óscar Oviedo Moreno.
Last Update: 04/15/2019

Placenta previa is a pregnancy problem in which placenta grows in the lower part of the cervix causing a complete or partial obstruction of its opening.

The main symptom is sudden painless vaginal bleeding. It is detected by ultrasound, which shows the position of the placenta.

It is convenient to have an exhaustive ultrasound control in these cases in order to avoid premature birth.

Sometimes it may be necessary to perform an emergency caesarean section.

Suggested for you: What Is Placenta Previa? Causes, Diagnosis and Labor.

 Óscar Oviedo Moreno
Óscar Oviedo Moreno
MD
Gynecologist
Bachelor's Degree in Medicine & Surgery from the University of Caldas (Colombia). Specialist in Internal Medicine by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá. Degree standardized in Spain in 2003. Specialist in Gynecology & Obstetrics from the Complutense University of Madrid, with residence at Hospital Clínico Universitario San Carlos de Madrid. Expert in Reproductive Medicine and Certification in Obstetric-Gynecologic Ultrasound (levels I, II and III).
License: 282858310
Gynecologist. Bachelor's Degree in Medicine & Surgery from the University of Caldas (Colombia). Specialist in Internal Medicine by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá. Degree standardized in Spain in 2003. Specialist in Gynecology & Obstetrics from the Complutense University of Madrid, with residence at Hospital Clínico Universitario San Carlos de Madrid. Expert in Reproductive Medicine and Certification in Obstetric-Gynecologic Ultrasound (levels I, II and III). License: 282858310.
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