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What is Placenta previa?

16:09 - 13 May , 2021


It refers to a condition during pregnancy, where the growth of the placenta remains in the lower part of the womb, partially or totally impeding the transit to the cervix. Under normal conditions, the placenta as a temporary organ that nourishes and provides oxygen to the fetus, moves towards the upper part of the uterus for the delivery to be free.

Potential causes and risks:

There are several reasons why a case of placenta previa could occur, such as, for example, being over 35 years old during pregnancy, smoking, having previously been pregnant, having a problem in the uterus or having had any surgery during pregnancy. 

Signs and symptoms Placenta previa

Generally, the most characteristic sign is a significant vaginal bleeding during the third trimester of pregnancy. 

Diagnosis and treatment Placenta previa

An ultrasound will be performed to confirm if you have a case of placenta previa and depending on the stage and the risk of bleeding, rest may be recommended, or a c-section may be suggested in case a premature delivery is necessary.

At ABC Medical Center we have a team of experts in the various branches of gynecology ready to serve you with world-class quality and safety standards, as well as the humane treatment and warmth that characterizes us. Come to us and you will receive the best care available in Mexico and Latin America.

We are pioneers in gynecologic laparoscopy, which allows us to offer you the best treatment options, with shorter hospitalization times, as well as a faster and less painful recovery, taking care of the aesthetic aspect with smaller scars than open surgeries. We offer you robot-assisted gynecologic surgeries, being an even less invasive and more precise procedure that provides benefits such as:

20% of the total robot surgeries of ABC Medical Center correspond to this specialty, which places us as a cutting-edge institution with vast experience and leadership in the field for the benefit of our patients.


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