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Diagnostic Tests for Postpartum hemorrhage

Diagnostic Test list for Postpartum hemorrhage:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Postpartum hemorrhage includes:

  • 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
    • Full blood count
    • Coagulation profile including INR, PT, APTT
    • More sophisticated bleeding disorder tests depending on suspicion - e.g. Hemophilia screening, von Willebrand's disease, platelet function studies, platelet antibodies.
  • Swab of vaginal discharge - for microscopy and culture.
  • Radiological investigations
    • Pelvic ultrasound scan to exclude retained products and clots in the uterus

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Postpartum hemorrhage causes:

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.


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