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Placenta symptoms Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Placenta symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. What placenta symptoms do you have?

    Why: e.g. vaginal bleeding, lower abdominal pain, reduced fetal movements, absent fetal movements.

  2. Risk factors for placenta praevia (placenta is implanted in the lower part of the uterus and below the presenting part of the fetus)?

    Why: e.g. multiple births (such as twins or triplets), previous caesarian section, IVF pregnancy, multiparity (multiple previous pregnancies), abnormal placenta forms (such as placenta accrete).

  3. Risk factors for placental abruption?

    Why: e.g. high blood pressure, poor nutrition, previous placental abruption, physical trauma, diabetes, cigarette smoking, multiparity (multiple previous pregnancies).

  4. Vaginal bleeding after the 20th week of pregnancy?

    Why: diagnostic of "antepartum hemorrhage" and should exclude the possibility of placenta praevia, placental abruption and a bleeding disorder.

  5. Symptoms of retained placenta?

    Why: e.g. placenta undelivered at 1 hour after delivery of the baby, may have excessive vaginal bleeding. A placenta that does not separate even with attempted manual removal may represent placenta accreta (when the placenta has invaded the uterus muscle) which may require hysterectomy.

  6. Symptoms of placenta praevia (placenta is implanted in the lower part of the uterus and below the presenting part of the fetus)?

    Why: e.g. unexpected painless vaginal bleeding usually around 28-30 weeks gestation, may have recurrent small vaginal bleeds before a larger heavier vaginal bleed.

  7. Symptoms of placental abruption (hemorrhage from the detachment of a normally situated placenta from the uterus wall)?

    Why: e.g. poorly localized constant lower abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, tender tense lower abdominal wall.

  8. Symptoms of retained products of conception?

    Why: e.g. continued heavy vaginal blood loss after the delivery of the baby, temperature, offensive vaginal discharge, pelvic pain.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Placenta symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Placenta symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Placenta symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Placenta symptoms' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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