What are the tests for postpartum hemorrhage?

Obvious. Post-partum hemorrhage is generally obvious from bleeding from the birth canal and no tests are needed. Measuring hemoglobin and blood cell counts assist in assessing the severity of hemorrhage.

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What is postpartum hemorrhage?

Loss after birth. Postpartum hemorrhage is the loss of morethan 500 ml of blood after vaginal delivery, or 1000 ml of blood after cesarean section. It is the most common cause of perinatal maternal death in the modern world and is a major cause of maternal morbidity worldwide. Read more...

What's the meaning of postpartum hemorrhage?

Dangerous! Postpartum hemorrhage still kills women in developed countries in generally preventable complications. It means a woman loses more than a liter of blood after c-section or more than half a liter after vaginal birth. Physicians have little time to act decisively to stem the hemorrhage before it becomes life-threatening. Blood transfusion, surgery, uterotonic meds, hysterectomy and intensive care! Read more...

Whats the medical meaning of postpartum hemorrhage?

Heavy bleeding. Postpartum hemorrhage means heavy vaginal bleeding after postpartum- loss of blood more than normal amount 500 ml. It is very serious, cause high maternal mortality, need immediate attention a as well as monitoring. Read more...

What are the four most common types of postpartum hemorrhage?

Hmmm.... The most common cause of postpartum bleeding is the discharge of lochia, the blood, mucous and uterine tissue left over after childbirth. It's perfectly normal & usually lasts 4-6 weeks. If the uterus fails to contract down normally iserious bleeding can occur b/c the uterine vessels are still dilated. Injuries to the uterus & cervix and retained placental tissue can also cause bleeding. Read more...
"Four" thought. 1.) Failure of uterine involution.(needs Pitocin) 2.) Cervical or vaginal laceration 3.)Retained placental tissue 4.) Blood clotting problems( low platelets,DIC, hemophilia,etc.) Read more...

I have had postpartum hemorrhage about 3years ago. What is my risk of this happening again? Is it safe for me to get pregnant again?

Possibly and yes. It is always possible that you would have another hemorrhage, but it is unlikely. As to whether you are safe to be pregnant or not, you should be after three years. Make sure your obstetrician is aware of it, and they might want to have a couple of units of blood crossmatched to you when you deliver, but that is a reasonable accommodation. Read more...

I had a postpartum hemorrhage after birth month ago and till now im facing severe intestinal pain constipatio and gaz all the time. What should I take?

Blame iron..maybe?! Following a hemorrhage, there is a good chance, your doctor started you on iron supplementation. Yes? If so, the iron will help speed up your bodies natural process of replacing the blood lost after delivery. Unfortunately, iron can be very harsh on your GI system (cramping, constipation, etc). Adding a stool softener/fiber may help. Narcotic pain medication may cause similar symptoms. Read more...

Why do I not need to shave my legs or underarms since I had a postpartum hemorrhage and long hospitalization.?

Hormonal Change. You may have had significant blood loss and this may have affected the pituitary gland which coordinates your homones. This sometimes happens in this scenario. If recent, it could also just be that your body is recovering from the stress of recent hospitalization but if it was not recent it could be a more significant change. Either way your should make an appointment to see your doctor. Read more...