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Normally, the placenta is attached to the uterus away from the cervix. When the placenta blocks the cervix, it is called placenta previa. The amount of cervix covered by the placenta may be slight (marginal), moderate (partial), or complete (total). This picture shows a complete placenta previa.
Current as of: May 29, 2019
Author: Healthwise StaffSarah A. Marshall, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineRebecca S. Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as of:
May 29, 2019
Medical Review:Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rebecca S. Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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