Placenta Abruptio - Exams and Tests
A separation of the placenta from
the uterine wall, or
placenta abruptio, can be difficult to identify.
Diagnosis is based on a physical exam, a medical history, and a process of
elimination. Testing may include:
Fetal heart monitoring, to assess the fetus's condition and check for contractions
of the uterus. An
ultrasound test, which can detect about 50% of
placental abruptions. A negative 1 ultrasound result
does not necessarily guarantee that the placenta is intact. A blood
anemia. A woman with placenta abruptio can become
anemic from excessive blood loss.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 26, 2008
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