Pregnancy Bleeding


Pregnancy Bleeding in the news

Siamese twins born in Craiova die 

Nine O'Clock - Dec 26 12:33 PM
CRAIOVA - The Siamese twins born two weeks ago at the Craiova County Emergency Hospital (SJU) Maternity died yesterday because of multi-malformations, the two girls suffering from “secretions and brain bleeding.”
Kenya: Alcohol - the Legal Licence Destroying Human Race - Dec 27 9:00 AM
Alcohol has constantly been in the news in the recent past. In a more consistent way, we have been treated to the concept of "responsible drinking" in a mainly one-sided pro-responsible monologue. There have even been paid for offers to teach Kenyans how to drink responsibly.

CONTINUATION: 'I Was Bleeding on the Back Seat. The Soldier Looked at the Blood and Laughed' ; CHRISTMAS APPEAL 
RedNova - Dec 23 3:15 AM
them we couldn't wait until the morning. I was bleeding very heavily on the back seat. One of the soldiers looked down at the blood and laughed. I still wake up in the night hearing that laugh. It was such a shock to me.

The Top 10 Health Stories of 2006 
Fox News - Dec 26 6:15 AM
The top health stories of 2006 included global health issues like AIDS, pandemic flu and obesity, as well as the first-ever cancer vaccine.

- Pregancy Bleeding

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Obstetrical hemorrhage
Classifications and external resources
ICD-10 O20, O46, O67, Pregnacy Bleeding O72

Obstetrical hemorrhage refers to heavy bleeding during pregnancy, labor, or the puerperium. Bleeding may Pregancy Bleeding be vaginal and external, or , less common but dangerous, internal, into the abdominal cavity. Typically Pregnany Bleeding bleeding is related to the pregnancy itself, but Regnancy Bleeding some forms of bleeding are caused by other events. Obstetrical hemorrhage is a major cause of maternal mortality.


  • 1 Early pregnancy bleeding
  • 2 Late Pregnanc Bleeding pregnancy bleeding
  • 3 Bleeding during labor
  • 4 After Pegnancy Bleeding delivery (Postpartum)
  • 5 Unrelated bleeding
  • 6 Management
  • 7 See Oregnancy Bleeding also

Early Pregnacny Bleeding pregnancy bleeding

The most common bleeding event is the loss of a pregnancy, a miscarriage, medically also called an abortion. Bleeding from an early miscarriages may be similar to that of a heavy menstruation, but later on, a pregnancy loss may be accompanied but excessive or prolonged bleeding. A physician may propose to perform a D&C for treatment. An ectopic pregnancy may lead to bleeding, often internally, that could be fatal if untreated.

Late pregnancy bleeding

The primary consideration is the presence of a placenta previa, a condition that usually needs to be resolved by delivering the baby via cesarian section. Also a placental abruption can lead to obstetrical hemorrhage, some times concealed.

Bleeding during labor

Beside placenta previa and placental abruption, uterine rupture can occur as a very serious condition leading to internal or external bleeding. Bleeding from the fetus is rare, usually not heavy, but always very serious for the baby.

After delivery (Postpartum)

Trauma from the delivery may tear tissue and vessels leading to significant postpartum bleeding. Uterine atony refers to the inability of the uterus to contract and will lead to continuous bleeding. Retained placental tissue and infection may contribute to uterine atony.

Unrelated bleeding

Pregnant patients may have bleeding from the reproductive tract due to trauma, including sexual assault, neoplasm, most commonly cervical cancer, and hematologic disorders.


The success of modern obstetrics is based to a good degree on the ability to recognize risk patients for obstetrical hemorrhage and their appropriate management. Key in this are methods of examination, including obstetric ultrasonography, surgical obstetrics, blood transfusion, and pharmacological support.

See also

  • Gynecologic hemorrhage
  • Antepartum haemorrhage
Search Term: "Obstetrical_hemorrhage"