What are the complications associated with placental abruption?

Maternal complications associated with placental abruption include hemorrhage, hypovolemic shock, DIC/clotting disorders, acute renal failure, infection, post-partum hemorrhage and death. Fetal complications include fetal demise when the degree of separation is severe, as well as morbidity and mortality associated with complications of prematurity and the degree of hypoxia.

Besides the regular risks of pregnancy and symptoms associated with placental abruption, you can also have several complications. If you are not immediately hospitalized, placental abruption can cause miscarriage, shock, early delivery, and neurologic damage for the baby because of lack of oxygen. and . Blood loss and a damaged uterus can also be an issue with placental abruption, resulting in a hysterectomy.

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