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1

In Abruptio placenta, is the placenta implanted normally?

YES!

2

what happens in abruptio placenta?

it separates prematurely.

3

do you ALWAYS have to see the bleeding?

No. the bleeding may be external, or she may be bleeding internally (concealed)

4

what will be done to confirm the DX?

an ultrasound

5

Causes:

- Motor vehicle accidents
-domestic violence
- Rapid decompression of the uterus (Membranes rupture)

but WHAT IS IT SNEAKILY ASSOCIATED WITH?

Cocaine use & PIH (pregnancy induced hypertension)

6

S/S:

- Pain

- why would it be difficult to palpate the fetus?

- why would they also have a boardlike abdomen?

- the uterus is filling up with blood

- bleeding

7

THE ULTIMATE RULE FOR VAGINAL EXAMS IS___

DO NOT DO VAGINAL EXAMS IN THE PRESENCE OF UNEXPLAINED VAGINAL BLEEDING.