Antepartum haemorrhage

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Antepartum haemorrhage
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 O46
ICD-9 641
DiseasesDB 30077

In obstetrics, antepartum haemorrhage (APH), also prepartum hemorrhage, is bleeding from the vagina during pregnancy from the [1] 24th week (sometimes defined as from the 20th week[1][2]) gestational age to term.

It can be associated with reduced fetal birth weight.[3]

Treatment[edit]

It should be considered a medical emergency (regardless of whether there is pain) and medical attention should be sought immediately, as if it is left untreated it can lead to death of the mother and/or fetus.

Causes of APH[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b patient.co.uk » PatientPlus » Antepartum Haemorrhage Last Updated: 5 May 2009
  2. ^ The Royal Women’s Hospital > antepartum haemorrhage Retrieved on Jan 13, 2009
  3. ^ Lam CM, Wong SF, Chow KM, Ho LC (2000). "Women with placenta praevia and antepartum haemorrhage have a worse outcome than those who do not bleed before delivery". Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 20 (1): 27–31. doi:10.1080/01443610063417. PMID 15512459. 

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