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Female circumcision: a risk factor in postpartum haemorrhage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1303416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A major postpartum haemorrhage occurred in a patient with a previous history of female circumcision. Following assisted vaginal delivery 6 litre blood loss occurred as a result of tears to the vagina and perineum. The tears were sutured, followed by insertion of vaginal packs. Replacement fluid therapy was given. To reduce the incidence of tears and accompanying haemorrhage, it is advisable to perform two episiotomies viz. anterior and midline posterior or mediolateral.
M M McSwiney; P R Saunders
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of postgraduate medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0022-3859     ISO Abbreviation:  J Postgrad Med     Publication Date:    1992 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-24     Completed Date:  1993-06-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985196R     Medline TA:  J Postgrad Med     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sir Humpry Davy Dept of Anaesthesia, Bristol Royal Infirmary.
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MeSH Terms
Circumcision, Male*
Perineum / injuries
Postpartum Hemorrhage / etiology*,  therapy
Risk Factors
Vagina / injuries

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