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Accidental Hemorrhage

Information About Accidental Hemorrhage

We Have to Know about the Accidental Hemorrhage

  • It is one of the types of Ante Partum Hemorrhage where the placenta is situated in the normal position, but patient complains of bleeding per vaginum after 28 weeks but before delivery of the child

Could be dangerous if the answer is yes for any one of the following

  • Heavy bleeding?
  • Leakage of amniotic fluid due to rupture of membranes?

Causes of Accidental Hemorrhage

  • Hypertension
  • Toxemia
  • Preeclampsia

Do’s and Don’ts of Accidental Hemorrhage

  • Do’s- healthy fruits should be taken.
  • Don’ts-fat containing food  should be avoided

Signs & Symptoms of Accidental Hemorrhage

  • Bleeding per vaginum may or may not be there
  • Pain in the abdomen (in the uterus) due to a collection of blood between placenta and uterus
  • The uterus is tender, enlarged
  • The height of uterus slightly increased
  • A fetal heart may or may not be there
  • Pallor is present because of internal bleeding
  • Fall in BP, and thready pulse, hypovolemic shock,

Medical advice for Accidental Hemorrhage

  • When there is increase bleeding
  • When there is a pain in the abdomen
  • When a patient is not feeling fetal movements

Risk factors of Accidental Hemorrhage

  • Twins
  • Toxemia
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Clotting factors deficient

Treatment for Accidental Hemorrhage

  • A patient should be referred to hospital immediately and termination of pregnancy

Self-care for Accidental Hemorrhage

  • hemoglobin level should be maintained, iron supplementation, folic acid should be taken

Investigations for Accidental Hemorrhage

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Blood grouping and Rh typing
  • Bleeding time and clotting time
  • Scanning
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