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How do you diagnose a placental abruption?
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Symptoms, Ultrasound
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: Symptoms, Ultrasound
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. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Quickly + FHT's
Placental abruption is a true OB emergency as the fetal heart tones(fht's) will drop on monitoring and intervention to save the fetus needs to be immediate.

In brief: Quickly + FHT's
Placental abruption is a true OB emergency as the fetal heart tones(fht's) will drop on monitoring and intervention to save the fetus needs to be immediate.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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