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    annoying case of eczema around my eyes that took more than a month to go away, to some more serious issues recently with vaginal bleeding, likely due to a mild placental abruption (the doctors were neverRead more

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Placental abruption


Placental abruption (also known as abruptio placentae) is a complication of pregnancy, wherein the placental lining has separated from the uterus of the mother prior to delivery. It is the most common pathological cause of late pregnancy bleeding. In humans, it refers to the abnormal separation after 20 weeks of gestation and prior to birth. It occurs on average of 0.5% or 1 in 200 deliveries....More