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Placenta abruptio

  • Alternative Names

    Premature separation of placenta; Ablatio placentae; Abruptio placentae; Placental abruption


    Symptoms
    • Abdominal pain
    • Back pain
    • Frequent uterine contractions
    • Uterine contractions with no relaxation in between
    • Vaginal bleeding

    Signs and tests

    Tests may include:

    • Abdominal ultrasound
    • Complete blood count
    • Fetal monitoring
    • Fibrinogen level
    • Partial thromboplastin time
    • Pelvic exam
    • Prothrombin time
    • Vaginal ultrasound