Postpartum hemorrhage is an obstetrical emergency which requires immediate action. Common causes include uterine atony, genital tract lacerations, retained products of conception, and invasive placentation. Initial management may include bimanual massage, use of uterotonics, and thorough exam. In severe cases, hysterectomy may be needed for control of hemorrhage .
KeywordsPostpartum hemorrhage Atony Uterotonic Transfusion
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