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Placenta abruptio

Baby in uterus, showing placenta separated from wall of uterus and bleeding

Placenta abruptio is the early separation of the placenta from the wall of the uterus before the fetus is delivered. This can cause serious problems, including bleeding.

Current as ofMay 29, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
William M. Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine

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