- Abruption occurs when the placenta separates from the uterine wall. Most of the time, this is accompanied by vaginal bleeding as the blood travels between the membranes and the uterus. Sometimes, however, there is no bleeding because edges of the placenta remain sealed.
- Symptoms frequently include a hypertonic uterus with severe abdominal pain. If the abruption is large (more than about 50%), the fetus may not survive.
- Causes include abdominal trauma, maternal hypertension, maternal cocaine or heroine use and cigarette use. In many cases, a direct cause is never determined.
- Sometimes there appears to be significant vaginal bleeding, but all fetal and maternal signs are normal. This marginal sinus separation is benign.
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