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placenta lake Ace of Bace 1 child; New Bern, North Carolina 1657 posts
11th Aug '11

anyone know what this is....i have one..the doc didnt say much about it...

Mama Bird of 3 3 kids; Missouri 6686 posts
11th Aug '11
Quoting Alyssa310:" anyone know what this is....i have one..the doc didnt say much about it..."


lake or leak?

Ace of Bace 1 child; New Bern, North Carolina 1657 posts
11th Aug '11
Quoting PureRomance By Liz:" lake or leak?"


lake... ont the ultrasound...it look slike a big black spot....

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
11th Aug '11

Lake? I've never heard of such a thing.. what is it?

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
11th Aug '11
Quoting Alyssa310:" lake... ont the ultrasound...it look slike a big black spot...."


Like placenta previa?

Miya's____Mommy Due September 20; 1 child; Florida 381 posts
11th Aug '11

I had the same problem and I had to take hormone suppositories and it went away. It is where the blood doesn't connect all the way to the placenta. At least that was what I was told.

Lebend. Lachen. Liebe 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 33618 posts
11th Aug '11
Quoting Alyssa310:" anyone know what this is....i have one..the doc didnt say much about it..."


Ew. Placenta lake makes me think of a giant lake where the OBs dump our old placentas.

That's disgusting.

Small Fry&Bed Bug 2 kids; Ontario 16793 posts
11th Aug '11

What is the significance of a placental lake?
plakes.gifPlacental lakes are enlarged spaces in the placenta filled with maternal blood. These spaces are also called intervillous spaces because they are found between the placental villi the finger-like projections of the placenta that contain fetal blood vessels . The placental villi float in the intervillous spaces and absorb oxygen and nutrients from the maternal blood. The blood-filled placental lakes appear nearly black (white arrows) on ultrasound because they do not reflect soundwaves back to the ultrasound machine. Placental lakes can be seen within the placenta or on the fetal surface of the placenta bulging into the amniotic cavity. Slow swirling blood flow (larger arrow) may be seen within the spaces, and the shape of the spaces tends to change with uterine contractions. These features may help to distinguish a placental lakes from a thrombus. Placental lakes are considered to be a normal finding in most cases. However, multiple placental lakes seen early in pregnancy in association with decreased umbilical artery blood flow have been associated with fetal growth restriction. In a patient with placenta previa and previous uterine surgery multiple placental lakes should raise suspicion for placenta accreta or percreta. Multiple placental lakes may also mimic gestational trophoblastic disease. Synonyms: Placental vascular lacunae, placental caverns, placental venous lakes, placental sonolucencies.

Liam&Lilah's mommy 2 kids; Jackson, Michigan 11221 posts
11th Aug '11
Quoting Original BG Vagina