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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Case reports describe the use of fibrin sealants in the management of obstetrical hemorrhage and hysterotomy repair.
From 1950 to 1985, the three leading causes were obstetrical hemorrhage (32%), sepsis (21%), and pregnancy-induced hypertension (18%).