Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Partial Placenta Previa Evaluation

The evaluation of placenta previa begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in a woman with placenta previa may include:

  • Uterus is soft and relaxed
  • Normal fetal heart rate
  • Fetus may be positioned abnormally in the uterus
  • Vaginal bleeding

Tests that may be used to evaluate placenta previa may include:

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Partial Placenta Previa References
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