Postpartum Hemorrhage Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 27, 2018
  • Author: John R Smith, MD, FACOG, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

How is postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) defined?

What is the prevalence of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What causes postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What are risk factors for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What are the 4T's causing postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is the role of tone in the etiology of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is the role of tissue in the etiology of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is the role of trauma in the etiology of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is the role of thrombosis in the etiology of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

How is postpartum hemorrhage prevented?

What is the pathophysiology of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What are the signs and symptoms of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What are the contraindications to surgery for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

How is postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) diagnosed?

Treatment

How is postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) treated?

How is a protocol for management of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) implemented?

What is the role of tranexamic acid in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is the role of fluid resuscitation in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is the role of blood transfusion in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

How is coagulopathy diagnosed in postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is included in fluid resuscitation monitoring during the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What are the steps in the "ORDER" plan for managing postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is included in the initial assessment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

How is uterine atony-related postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) treated?

How is postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) caused by tissue retention treated?

How is trauma-related postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) treated?

How is coagulopathy-related postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is the role of laparotomy in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is the role of uterine artery ligation in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is the role of ovarian artery ligation in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is the role of internal iliac artery ligation in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is the role of hysterectomy in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is the role of angiographic embolization in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What is the role of transmural uterine compression sutures in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

How is postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) following a cesarean delivery treated?

What is included in postoperative care following surgery for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?

What should be discussed with the patient treated for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) prior to discharge?

What are the possible complications of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)?