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Can smoking cause a placental abruption?

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Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry
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In brief: Doesnt help

Not by itself but does raise risk.

In brief: Doesnt help

Not by itself but does raise risk.
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Increased risk

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.

In brief: Increased risk

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.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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