Late-Pregnancy Bleeding

  • Paul Lyons
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


  1. 1.

    Initial assessment of late-pregnancy bleeding is designed to identify potential placenta previa and abruptio placentae.

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    No manual or speculum examination should be performed until placenta previa has been ruled out.

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    Placenta previa is an absolute contraindication to vaginal delivery.

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    Placenta previa and abruptio placentae are obstetrical emergencies and require rapid assessment and management.

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    Initial management of placenta previa and abruptio placentae is directed toward ensuring hemodynamic stability and safe delivery.



Fetal Heart Rate Uterine Contraction Pelvic Examination Placenta Previa Placental Abruption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Lyons
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  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

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