Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Placental Abruption Evaluation

The evaluation of placental abruption begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in a woman with placental abruption may include:

  • Abnormal fetal heart rate
  • Constant uterine contractions
  • Firm uterus
  • Tender uterus
  • Vaginal bleeding

Tests that may be used to evaluate placental abruption include:

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Placental Abruption References
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