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Question: hi... placenta is posterior, upper segment.... what does it mean???
Answer: Hello dear this is normal position of placenta don't worry.. After the egg fertilises, it travels down your fallopian tube, and gets embedded in your uterus (womb). At exactly this place where the fertilised egg implants in your uterus, your placenta gets formed. Thus, the position where placenta implants and develops may vary from person to person.Posterior placenta, where the placenta lies on the back wall of your uterus.
Question: what does "placenta Posterior upper segment" mean????
Answer: In most normal pregnancies, the placenta implants high, in the top of the uterus (called the 'upper segment' or fundus). It is normal for the placenta to implant towards the back of the upper segment (posterior), towards the front of the upper segment (anterior) or on the right or left sides of the upper segment (lateral). If you have an ultrasound after the 16th week of pregnancy, the report usually comments on where the placenta is situated. For example, "posterior placenta, not low-lying".
In about 5% of routine 18 - 20 week pregnancy ultrasounds, the placenta is seen to be lying low. Meaning the placenta is situated lower in the uterus, closer to the woman's cervix. A low-lying placenta at this stage of pregnancy is regarded as normal because the lower segment of the uterus has not fully formed yet.
The lower segment of the uterus starts forming at around the 24th week of pregnancy, and is fully present by 36 weeks. During this time, the uterus slowly stretches upwards, forming the thicker upper segment and leaving a thinner layer of muscle below it, known as the lower segment. The lower segment separates the cervix from the upper segment and is the part of the uterus that absorbs the cervix as it dilates during labour.
Question: What does it mean? Placenta is left lateral upper segment.?
Answer: Hello dear, The placenta can be situated anywhere on the surface of the uterus. The front wall is called anterior. The back wall is called posterior. The side walls are called left lateral or right lateral. The top wall is called fundal.
Means your placenta is attached with left wall top side.
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