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Should I talk to a doctor about a symptom of placenta accreta?

Yes, you should talk to your doctor as soon as possible if you have a symptom of placenta accreta (third-trimester bleeding). It is important for your doctor to know how much and how often you've been bleeding. Your doctor can run diagnostic tests using ultrasound technology to examine where the placenta meets the uterine wall. It will also be determined what should be done (bed rest and monitoring or an emergency delivery) based on the results of such tests.

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