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What is a placental abruption?

What is a placental abruption?

Placenta detaches: Placental abruption is when the placenta detaches from the uterine wall before the baby is born. This happens in only 1% of pregnancies. It can be dangerous as the baby may not get the same amount of oxygen and nutrients if the abruption is large. Patients may or may not have vaginal bleeding. Abruption has been linked to maternal high blood pressure, Cocaine use, abdominal trauma and smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Cooper
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What are the tests for placental abruption?

What are the tests for placental abruption?

Ultrasound, monitor: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of placental abruption?

What are the symptoms of placental abruption?

Bleeding or None: Placental abruption is when the placenta detaches from the uterine wall before the baby is born. This happens in only 1% of pregnancies. Patients may or may not have vaginal bleeding. It can be dangerous as the baby may not get the same amount of oxygen and nutrients if the abruption is large. Abruption has been linked to maternal high blood pressure, Cocaine use, abdominal trauma and smoking. ...Read more

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Can I die from placental abruption if I ignore it?

Can I die from placental abruption if I ignore it?

Yes: You dont want to ignore placenta abruption. It can kill your baby and kill you eventually due to complications related to bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for placental abruption?

What is the treatment for placental abruption?

Usually delivery: While you can try to control bleeding and hypertension (eclamsia) in general, delivery is going to be the only true control of the problem. ...Read more

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Could having lupus lead to a placental abruption?

Could having  lupus lead to a placental abruption?

Absolutely.: Sle can lead to vascilitis that impacts all the body including the placental implantation site. Rarely, thsi leads to placental abruption and severe pregnancy complications. Alternatively, sle can cause autoantibodies to the platelets and cause widespread clotting in antiphospholipid antibody syndrome; this is very rare but clearly causes fetal death from abruption and recurrent pregnancy loss. ...Read more

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What are the chances of prolapsed cord or placental abruption?

What are the chances of prolapsed cord or placental abruption?

Incidence of : Umbilical Cord Prolapse is 1.4 -6.2/ 1000 pregnancies. Frequency of placental abruption is 1% & abruption with fetal death, 0.12%. Risk of a 2nd abruption is 4-12%; of a 3rd, 25%. There's a 40% ^ in risk of abruption for each year a woman has smoked tobacco prior to pregnancy + a higher risk of fetal demise if abruption occurs in smokers. Cocaine use ^es risk up to 35%. ...Read more

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Radiologists please answer. How do you diagnose placental abruption?

Radiologists please answer. How do you diagnose placental abruption?

They can't: Abruption is not always seen on ultrasound. Typically it is associated with bleeding, cramping or painful contractions, or significant pain. It's also the diagnosis of exclusion if all other reasons of bleeding are eliminated. Radiologist can usually see a large placental separation, but rarely is this the first sign of an abruption. Ct scans & mris are not used for this purpose. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes a placental abruption?

Shearing forces: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read more

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What causes a placental abruption ?

What causes a placental abruption ?

Shearing forces: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read more

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Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
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Placental Abruption (Definition)

Abruptio placentae is defined as the premature separation of the placenta from the uterus. As a significant cause of third-trimester bleeding, it is associated with fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality. Placental abruption must be considered whenever bleeding is encountered in the ...Read more