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Recent pregnancy

Also known as Postpartum Bleeding

Hemorrhage after delivery, or postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), is the loss of greater than 500 ml of blood following vaginal delivery, or 1000 ml of blood following cesarean section. It is the most common cause of perinatal maternal death in the developed world and is a major cause of maternal morbidity worldwide.

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of recent pregnancy are postpartum depression, depression, and urinary tract infection. Other possible causes, such as vaginal cyst, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with recent pregnancy, 65% report having depression, 38% report having pain or soreness of breast, and 38% report having sharp abdominal pain.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with recent pregnancy often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, urinalysis, pelvis exam, glucose measurement, kidney function tests, electrolytes panel and intravenous fluid replacement .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with recent pregnancy include methylergonovine (methergine), nonoxynol 9 topical, modicon, norethindrone (loestrin fe), ergonovine, dibucaine topical, cefpodoxime, desipramine, dicloxacillin, calcium polycarbophil (fibercon), methyldopa, ethinyl estradiol / norelgestromin and glucagon .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for recent pregnancy include race/ethnicity = other, age 30-44 years, race/ethnicity = hispanic, sex == female and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age 75+ years, sex == male, age 60-74 years, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, age 45-59 years, and age < 1 years almost never get recent pregnancy.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
3.7x
30-44 years
1.6x
45-59 years
0.0x
60-74 years
0.0x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
0.0x
Female
1.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
1.8x
White
0.8x
Other
2.1x
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