Feb 07, 2023
Postpartum hemorrhage is considered an important topic for the NEET PG exam. It is a common cause of maternal morbidity and mortality and is considered one of the leading causes of maternal death worldwide. As a result, it is a frequently asked topic from Obstetrics and Gynecology in medical exams and is likely to be covered in the NEET PG exam as well.
Therefore, a comprehensive understanding of postpartum hemorrhage is crucial for effective NEET PG exam preparations.
Read this blog further to get an overview of the causes, prevention, and management of postpartum hemorrhage.
Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) is defined as excessive bleeding in genital tract following the delivery of a baby. It is considered a significant medical emergency and can lead to severe maternal morbidity and mortality if not properly managed.
There are various causes of PPH, including the 4T -
Active management of 3rd stage of labor
There are several types of PPH, including -
PPH management involves:
Q. A Primigravida underwent a normal vaginal delivery by an Intern. Patient had minimal bleeding but an out of proportion shock and eventually she died. What is the likely cause of death?
B. Amniotic Fluid Embolism
D. Uterine Rupture
Q. A pregnant lady was given an oxytocin bolus for induction of labor by the nurse instead of an infusion. What will be the side effects of giving oxytocin bolus?
D. Maternal seizures
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