postpartum haemorrhage

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postpartum haemorrhage

Excessive blood loss after childbirth usually from the site to which the PLACENTA was attached. This may happen if the womb fails to contract normally after delivery of the placenta. Blood transfusion may be necessary and drugs, such as ergometrine, are given to stimulate uterine contractions.
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From 1950 to 1985, the three leading causes were obstetrical hemorrhage (32%), sepsis (21%), and pregnancy-induced hypertension (18%).
Results; Out of 100 patients of SAMM, 52% had severe obstetrical hemorrhage, 32% had hypertension, 10% had both severe pre-eclampsia and massive obstetrical hemorrhage, 4% had ruptured Ectopic pregnancies, 1% had septic induced abortion and 1(1%) had puerperal sepsis.
The pattern of SAMM includes; massive obstetrical hemorrhage, severe HTN, severe sepsis, thromboembolism, uterine inversion, rupture and ruptured ectopic pregnancy and hepatic and cardiopulmonary/ other major organ system dysfunction arising in pregnancy.