What may cause placenta abruption?
- Previous pregnancies with placenta abruption
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Cigarette smoking
- Multiple/Twin pregnancy
Is placenta abruption dangerous?Placenta abruption is dangerous mainly because of the risk of uncontrolled bleeding or haemorrhaging which may occur as a result. It may also lead to other possible complications, such as:
- Haemorrhage and shock
- Disseminated vascular coagulation (DIC) – a serious blood clotting complication
- Poor blood flow and damage to kidneys or brain
- Postpartum haemorrhage
What are the symptoms of placenta abruption?
- Vaginal bleeding
- Abdominal pain
- Uterine contractions that do not relax
- Blood in amniotic fluid
- Feeling faint
- Decreased fetal movements
How is placenta abruption treated?Treatment for placenta abruption will be determined by your healthcare provider based on:
- Your pregnancy, overall health, medical history
- Extent of the complication
- Tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
- Your opinion or preference
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