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What brings on an abruption?
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: High pressure
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: High pressure
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
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Unclear.
Generally unknown, although some cases are associated with high blood pressure, preeclampsia, poor fetal growth and maternal medical disorders such as lupus, kidney failure, procoagulant states.

In brief: Unclear.
Generally unknown, although some cases are associated with high blood pressure, preeclampsia, poor fetal growth and maternal medical disorders such as lupus, kidney failure, procoagulant states.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Unclear.
Generally unknown, although some cases are associated with high blood pressure, preeclampsia, poor fetal growth and maternal medical disorders such as lupus, kidney failure, procoagulant states.

In brief: Unclear.
Generally unknown, although some cases are associated with high blood pressure, preeclampsia, poor fetal growth and maternal medical disorders such as lupus, kidney failure, procoagulant states.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Thank
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