How is Retained placenta diagnosed?

Careful examination of placenta after delivery can easily diagnose Retained placenta. The placenta has a very distinct appearance and even a small missing piece can be a cause for serious concern. In some cases the healthcare professional may not notice that a small part is missing from the placenta in that case the patient will experience symptoms right after the delivery. If the healthcare provider suspects of a retained placenta, they will perform an ultrasound and check for Human chorionic gonadotropin ( HCG) levels.

Question: Is placenta accreta a type of retained placenta?

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