Secondary PPH

  • Kumud Bala Gupta
  • Anshu Kakkar


Secondary postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) refers to abnormal or excessive vaginal bleeding 24 h to 12 weeks following birth. It is associated with primary postpartum haemorrhage and retained placenta, endometritis, placental site subinvolution and inherited coagulopathy disorders with conventional treatment involving antibiotics, uterotonics and/or surgery. Secondary postpartum occurs in just under 1% of women and may result in significant maternal morbidity. This problem deserves more attention than it has received in recent years.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kumud Bala Gupta
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anshu Kakkar
    • 3
  1. 1.Tenzin HospitalShimlaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyShimlaIndia
  3. 3.Shri Guru Ram Rai Medical and Health SciencesDehradunIndia

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