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Information about Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH)

We Have to Know about the Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH)

  • Hemorrhage occurring after the delivery of the child is termed post partum hemorrhage
  • Primary post partum hemorrhage (PPH) is bleeding occurring before 24 hrs, and secondary is bleeding occurring after 24 hrs.

Causes of Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) 

  • Primary PPH can be due to loss of tone of the uterus, or traumatic – due to injury to cervix or vagina).
  • Loss of tonicity of the uterus could be due to multiple pregnancies, overdistention of the uterus, or excess amniotic fluid. Fibroid uterus, general malnutrition, Antepartum Hemorrhage, prolonged labor – leading to uterine exhaustion, deep anesthesia, previous history of PPH
  • Secondary PPH can be due to retained placenta

Do’s and Don’ts of Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH)  

Signs & Symptoms of Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH)

  • Increased pulse rate
  • Increased pallor
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Restlessness, sweating
  • The patient is anxious, complaints of thirst and slowly sinks

Medical advice for Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH)

  • Call 108 for emergency care

Risk factors of Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH)

Treatment for Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) 

  • Fluids, Medications, Blood replacement, and Sedation

Self-care for Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH)    

Investigations for Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH)  

  • Complete Blood Count, Complete urine examination, Blood grouping, and Rh typing,
  • Scanning.
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