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Postpartum haemorrhage

Definition: 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).

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): postpartum hemorrhage, postpartum bleeding, postpartum haemorrhage, post-partum haemorrhage, Post partum haemorrhage

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