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Postpartum Hemorrhage

Excess blood loss from uterine bleeding associated with OBSTETRIC LABOR or CHILDBIRTH. It is defined as blood loss greater than 500 ml or of the amount that adversely affects the maternal physiology, such as BLOOD PRESSURE and HEMATOCRIT. Postpartum hemorrhage is divided into two categories, immediate (within first 24 hours after birth) or delayed (after 24 hours postpartum).

Year introduced: 1990

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Tree Number(s): C12.050.703.420.725, C12.050.703.844.700, C23.550.414.993.850

MeSH Unique ID: D006473

Entry Terms:

  • Hemorrhage, Postpartum
  • Immediate Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Hemorrhage, Immediate Postpartum
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage, Immediate
  • Delayed Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Hemorrhage, Delayed Postpartum
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage, Delayed

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