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Fertility preserving management for postpartum haemorrhage secondary to subinvolution of the placental implantation site

Abstract

A 40-year-old woman presents with recurrent secondary postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) following her third normal vaginal delivery. Histology from subsequent evacuation of the uterus confirmed that she had subinvolution of the placental implantation site. Hysterectomy is the most common method of managing this condition and recurrent PPH, most often due to significant vaginal bleeding. We present a case of subinvolution of the placental implantation site with recurrent PPH managed with medical treatment alone, to offer a fertility-sparing treatment option.

  • drugs: obstetrics and gynaecology
  • pregnancy
  • reproductive medicine
  • ultrasonography

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