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Causes of PPH

Four main causes of PPH have been identified, they are as follows:

1. A uterine atony, in which your uterus does not contract and continues to bleed after birth (it is usually caused by placental retainment or an infection)

2. A retained placenta, or just some of placental and/or fetal tissue.

3. Trauma, which includes any torn tissues or vessels. Episiotomies are frequently used to avoid this kind of trauma.

4. Coagulopathy, which includes any bleeding disorders that inhibit clotting.

Uterine atony and placental retention account for 80% of PPH cases.

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