What are the signs and symptoms of shock in abruptio placentae?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Shad H Deering, MD; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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Patients may present with hypovolemic shock, with or without vaginal bleeding, because a concealed hemorrhage may be present.

As with any hypovolemic condition, blood pressure drops as the pulse increases, urine output falls, and the patient progresses from an alert to an obtunded state as the condition worsens.


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