Chapter 75. Third Trimester Bleeding

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Alan Peaceman MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch75

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Peaceman, A. (2005) Third Trimester Bleeding, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch75

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. Northwestern University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 333 East Superior Street, #410, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • third trimester vaginal bleeding;
  • abruptio placentae - resulting in retroplacental hematoma formation;
  • increase in probability of PTL and PPROM;
  • cause - chronic and/or pregnancy induced hypertension, cigarette, smoking, cocaine use, trauma;
  • clinical correlation with placental abruption and previa;
  • increased risk for intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology

  • Diagnosis and Work-Up

  • Management

  • Complications

  • Follow-Up

  • Suggested Reading