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Revision as of 23:45, 28 August 2017


  1. Placenta that extends near, partially over, or beyond the internal cervical os
    1. Can be total, partial, or marginal
  2. Do NOT perform digital or speculum exam

Risk Factors

  • Uterine scar
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Cocaine abuse


  • Painless vaginal bleeding
  • U/S - obtain position of placenta

Differential Diagnosis

Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy

The same abdominal pain differential as non-pregnant patients, plus:

<20 Weeks

>20 Weeks

Any time


  • Type + cross
  • Rho status
  • CBC
  • Coags
  • Fetal Heart Monitoring
  • Consult OBGYN and NICU/Neonatal/Peds Immediately


  • Fluids Resus/Blood Products
  • C-section
  • Neonatal/Maternal Resus as needed


See Also

Vaginal Bleeding (Main)