concerning u/s results- updated

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  1. DarlingMe

    DarlingMe Well-Known Member

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    U/S report stated that I have a grade 1 placenta previa. I was not concerned about that I know it often corrects itself. But the report also says there is a cystic structure that is 3cm x 5.5cm that is displacing the placenta downwards. So not only is there are large cyst but I this may not be able to correct itself with a large growth in the way! LO is good, measurements are good, and cord is good so I am ecstatic to hear that but I think I am at a huge risk for placental abruption with this going on with the placenta and what if it bursts?? :wacko::wacko::wacko: Will talk to the MD tomorrow b/c just had the u/s done yesterday.

    Anyone have any experience with a cystic structure during pregnancy??
     
  2. FEDup1981

    FEDup1981 Mam of two & two angels

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    Im not sure what placenta previa is tbh, and have no experience. But i hope everything is ok. Im sure you have a million questions you want to ask, so perhaps write them down. Hope its nothing too serious xxx
     
  3. DarlingMe

    DarlingMe Well-Known Member

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    Placenta previa is when the placenta covers the cervix. The higher the Grade # the more covered the cervix is. A grade 1 or 2 isnt a big deal normally. It can increase in grades but usually resolves itself. If it doesnt the pressure & weight on the cervix can cause preterm labor and the placenta can deliver before the baby. Just looking for some others who can relate! Again the placenta previa isnt to concerning on its own at a grade 1, just something to monitor. But the cystic structure makes it worrysome.
     
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    how long is it until they can know if someone has placenta previa? is it something that would be picked up at the 12 week scan? or later?
     
  5. DarlingMe

    DarlingMe Well-Known Member

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    From what I read it is diagnosed in 5% of pregnancies at 20 weeks. It resolves in all but 0.5%. My mom had this with me and had me early but that was before they did all the ultrasounds they do now! Dont be concerned magicbubble, I think there are sooo many things you can worry about possibly being diagnosed with you could go nuts! I think prior to 12 weeks (and even at 20 weeks) the placenta will still move up with the uterus growth so it probably isnt even a concern unless you are having spotting or cramping or the cervix is dialated.
     
  6. Angelface

    Angelface Mummy to a princess &Bump

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    They don't see your placenta untill
    After about 15 weeks, I asked at my 12 week scan as I previously had placenta previa, after your 20 week scan they scan u at about 28 weeks to see if it's moved if not they will scan again about 34 weeks and book in for c section! Mine moved by 34 weeks, hope that helps x
     
  7. Mummy~L

    Mummy~L Mummy to 2

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    I got told I had it at my 20 week scan (at 21 weeks) have another scan booked for 36 weeks to make sure it has moved. Not worried about it though as I think in most cases it does.

    Cant help with your cyst question though sorry, no experience but I hope it is all ok for you xxx
     
  8. mothercabbage

    mothercabbage mum to 3..:)

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    they found my placenta was covering OS/cervix at 11 weeks 6 days, i had an early scan due to bleeding, they said my low placenta was the cause, im hoping mine has "moved" away,im sure it has,most do...i hope yours manages to shift for you, im not sure about the cyst though, hope it resolves its self or can be treated :flower: xxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  9. DarlingMe

    DarlingMe Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to update this post:
    Saw the specialist today. Looks like I have a bicornuate uterus with a septum (extra tissue creating 2 uterus cavities). The septum was low and looked like the right side was a large cyst, but it is really the 2nd part of my uterine cavity. The placenta is not low, but is connected to the extra uterine tissue. So blood flow can be decrease but LO measured at 1 lb 13 oz, so almost a month ahead. Preterm labor is still a concern but I am past viability so although not ideal, we are safer than we were a few weeks ago! C-section is almost definate due to fetal position and lack of space to move. So all is stable, and essentially well! Just wanted to update for future readers!
     
  10. mothercabbage

    mothercabbage mum to 3..:)

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    things sounding promising then:flower: not ideal but all will go well and you and baby will be fine xx:hugs::kiss:
     
  11. allaboard

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    At my 20 week scan i had a 5 x 5 cm cyst and a low placenta last time, i was rescanned at 34 weeks i think it was, and the cyst had gone and the placenta moved up. I have a 3.5 x5 cm cyst this time according to both 8week and 12week scan and fully expect it to be absorbed later on if not the 20 week scan, and if not i think i get the option of having it drained or if it's too big then i can have a section. The placenta is quite close to your cervix (i think grade 1 is 1cm away), but a vast amount of women have them and as the uterus grows (and the cyst reabsorbs and shrinks) it'll moves and grows upwards away from the cervix. I don't worry overly :flow:
     

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