How are uterine contractions characterized in abruptio placentae?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Shad H Deering, MD; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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Uterine contractions are a common finding with placental abruption.

Contractions progress as the abruption expands, and uterine hypertonus may be noted.

Contractions are painful and palpable.

Uterine hyperstimulation may occur with little or no break in uterine activity between contractions

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