Placenta previa

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Background

  1. Placenta that extends near, partially over, or beyond the internal cervical os
    1. Can be total, partial, or marginal
  2. Do NOT perform digital or speculum exam

Risk Factors

  1. Uterine sx
  2. Advanced maternal age
  3. Cigarette smoking
  4. Cocaine abuse

Diagnosis

  • Painless vaginal bleeding
  • US
    • Shows position of placenta

Management

  1. Type + cross
  2. CBC
  3. Coags

Treatment

  1. C-section

Source

Tintinalli