How is postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) treated?

Updated: Jun 27, 2018
  • Author: John R Smith, MD, FACOG, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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The treatment of patients with PPH has 2 major components: (1) resuscitation and management of obstetric hemorrhage and, possibly, hypovolemic shock and (2) identification and management of the underlying cause(s) of the hemorrhage. For the purpose of discussion, these components are discussed separately; however, remember that successful management of PPH requires that both components be simultaneously and systematically addressed.

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