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What are symptoms of placental abruption?

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When it happens, it’s usually sudden. You might notice vaginal bleeding. The amount of blood can vary. Just because there’s not a lot of blood doesn’t mean the placental abruption isn’t severe. Sometimes, blood gets trapped inside the uterus.

Other signs are:

  • Pain in your belly or back
  • Tenderness or quick, repeated contractions in your uterus
  • You have light vaginal bleeding that happens on and off.
  • You have a low amount of amniotic fluid.
  • Your baby isn’t growing as fast as she should.

From: What Is Placental Abruption? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Placental abruption,” “Placenta: How it Works, What's Normal?”

March of Dimes: “Placental Abruption.”

Medscape: “Abruptio Placentae.”

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on October 31, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Placental abruption,” “Placenta: How it Works, What's Normal?”

March of Dimes: “Placental Abruption.”

Medscape: “Abruptio Placentae.”

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on October 31, 2018

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