Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Abruption Placenta Treatment

Treatment for placental abruption includes intravenous fluids, RhoGAM, and emergency delivery of the fetus by Cesarean section.

Specific treatment for placental abruption includes:

  • Emergency cesarean section for placental abruption:
    • Infant is delivered through a surgical incision in the abdomen

Treatment for blood loss may include:

Abruption Placenta Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of placental abruption.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having a placental abruption again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Abruption Placenta Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat placental abruption:

Continue to Abruption Placenta Warning Signs

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Abruption Placenta References
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  3. Neilson JP. Interventions for treating placental abruption. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2003;(1):CD003247. [12535464]
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