placental infarcts--??'S

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Re : placental infarcts--??'S

Postby expert on call » Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:30 am

Placental infarcts are often found in many different conditions in pregnancy and are not specifically associated with preeclampsia. If many infarcts are present the placenta may not function as well and may contribute to a higher risk of intrauterine growth restriction. They are not associated with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Infarction of the placenta in a previous pregnancy does not increase the risk of another infarction in future pregnancies.

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placental infarcts--??'S

Postby steelsword328 » Sun May 16, 2004 01:19 pm

Last year at my annual OB appt (one year after a 26 wk delivery due to PE) my OB told me the path report from my placenta showed "multiple infarcts". I know these are blood clots, but what is the relevence/significance to PE and what could have caused it? Is it typical to have placental infarcts with PE? I think I read somewhere that women with Antiphospholipid Syndrome (?) may have placental infarcts. I think I was tested for this last year and it was negative, although one of my immunoglobulins (IGg, IGa, -not sure which one) came back slightly elevated. My OB (also specializes in high risk) plans to place me on at least a baby asa, but probably lovenox SQ with my next pg. Dh and I are currently TTC. I will be seeing my OB this Tues. ARe there any questions/concerns I need to bring to his attention? I would appreciate any input!

Thank you!
Renee mom to Alyssa 26 wkr-1 lb 4oz.-severe PE--now a happy and healthy 2 year old!

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