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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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerWilliam Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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