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Postpartum hemorrhage

Postpartum hemorrhage: Introduction

Postpartum hemorrhage: Postpartum hemorrhage refers to excessive bleeding from the uterus after giving birth. See detailed information below for a list of 14 causes of Postpartum hemorrhage, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Postpartum hemorrhage:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Postpartum hemorrhage. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Postpartum hemorrhage

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Postpartum hemorrhage: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Postpartum hemorrhage, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Postpartum hemorrhage Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Postpartum hemorrhage may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Postpartum hemorrhage

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Postpartum hemorrhage may include:

  • Cinchona homeopathic remedy
  • Arnica homeopathic remedy
  • Belladonna homeopathic remedy
  • Aconite homeopathic remedy
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Stories from Users for Postpartum hemorrhage

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Diagnostic tests for Postpartum hemorrhage:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Postpartum hemorrhage. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Temperature - elevated temperature may indicate endometritis (infection of the lining of the uterus) which may cause secondarypostpartum hemorrhage.
    • Blood pressure and Pulse rate to help determine presence of shock
    • Feel abdomen to determine how much the uterus has contracted down into the pelvis and establish if the uterus is tender
    • Vaginal examination to determine if opening of the cervix is open or closed and to determine if vaginal discharge is offensive
    • Examine the genital area to look for any lacerations, tears or episiotomy wounds which may contribute to postpartum hemorrhage
  • Blood test
  • more tests...»

Postpartum hemorrhage: Animations

Postpartum hemorrhage: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Postpartum hemorrhage

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Postpartum hemorrhage. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Postpartum hemorrhage: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Postpartum hemorrhage

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Postpartum hemorrhage: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Postpartum hemorrhage

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Postpartum hemorrhage: Related Rare Diseases

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Postpartum hemorrhage: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Postpartum hemorrhage listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Postpartum hemorrhage as a symptom include:

Definitions of Postpartum hemorrhage:

The presence of abnormal uterine bleeding immediately after LABOR, OBSTETRIC or childbirth.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Postpartum hemorrhage

The list below shows some of the causes of Postpartum hemorrhage mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Postpartum hemorrhage?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Postpartum hemorrhage. Of the 14 causes of Postpartum hemorrhage that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 12 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Postpartum hemorrhage:

The following list of conditions have 'Postpartum hemorrhage' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Postpartum hemorrhage:

The following list of medical conditions have Postpartum hemorrhage or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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What are the alternative names for Postpartum hemorrhage:

Postpartum haemorrhage, PPH
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Classifications of Postpartum hemorrhage:

Medical Conditions associated with Postpartum hemorrhage:

Bleeding symptoms (1783 causes), Birth symptoms (874 causes), Pregnancy symptoms (699 causes), Female reproductive symptoms (928 causes), Women's health symptoms (1177 causes)

Symptoms related to Postpartum hemorrhage:

Bleeding (1783 causes), Vaginal bleeding (147 causes), Bruising (348 causes), Bleeding disorders, Choriocarcinoma, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Type I, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type II, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type V, Factor V and factor VIII, Combined deficiency of, Factor V deficiency, Infection due to placental remnants, Leukemia, Placental hypertrophy

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Postpartum hemorrhage

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