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Why is there so much bleeding with cesarean hysterectomy?

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Dr. Gregory Gapp
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Huge blood supply

Basically the pregnant uterus has a huge blood supply from numerous and very large blood vessels and the organ itself is very large.
During surgery for a cesarean hysterectomy each vessel keeps bleeding copiously until it is secured with a suture ligation (stitch). In the nonpregnant state, the blood vessels and uterus are much, much smaller making it easier to secure the bleeding.

In brief: Huge blood supply

Basically the pregnant uterus has a huge blood supply from numerous and very large blood vessels and the organ itself is very large.
During surgery for a cesarean hysterectomy each vessel keeps bleeding copiously until it is secured with a suture ligation (stitch). In the nonpregnant state, the blood vessels and uterus are much, much smaller making it easier to secure the bleeding.
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