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Abruption Placental

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Abruption placenta or abruption of placenta is premature separation of placenta from the uterus before delivery of the fetus.

Causes:

  • Abnormally short umbilical cord.
  • Injury to the abdomen due to fall or through accident.
  • Sudden loss in uterine volume.
  • Risk factors:
  • The following conditions are at increased risk for abruption placenta.
  • Advancing maternal age.
  • Smoking.
  • Cocaine use.
  • Diabetes.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Previous history of abruption placenta.
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Increased uterine distension as in multiple pregnancies or abnormally large volume of amniotic fluid.

Symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain.
  • Back pain.
  • Vaginal bleeding.

Tests and diagnosis:

Treatment:

  • Intravenous fluids.
  • Blood transfusions.
  • Emergency cesarean section.

Complications: