Font Size
A
A
A
...
5
...

Placenta Previa in Pregnancy (cont.)

Exams and Tests

Placenta previa is suspected when a woman in the 20th week of gestation or later reports having bleeding. An ultrasound examination (see below) is used to establish the diagnosis. The ultrasound examination is performed before a physical examination of the pelvis since the physical examination may lead to further bleeding.

Both transabdominal (using a probe on the abdominal wall) and transvaginal (with a probe inserted inside the vagina but away from the cervical opening) ultrasound evaluations may be performed, depending upon the location of the placenta.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/31/2014

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Placenta Previa:

Placenta Previa - Causes

What did your doctor say caused your placenta previa?

Placenta Previa - Medical Treatment

What medical treatment did you receive for placenta previa?



NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD


Medical Dictionary