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'Referral advice' recommendation details

Recommendation details

Referral advice recommendation:Assessment of vaginal loss and uterine involution and position should be undertaken in women with excessive or offensive vaginal loss of blood, abdominal tenderness or fever. Any abnormalities in the size, tone and position of the uterus should be evaluated. If no uterine abnormality is found, consider other causes of symptoms (urgent action). Sudden or profuse blood loss, or blood loss accompanied by any of the signs and symptoms of shock, including tachycardia, hypotension, hypoperfusion and change in consciousness, should be evaluated (emergency action).
Recommendation ID:313
Referral advice category:Immediate

Source guidance details

Guidance ID:CG37
Guidance: Postnatal care
Issue date:July 2006
Paragraph number:1.2.6
Page number:12
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NICE Classifications

Topic:
  • Gynaecology, pregnancy and birth
Sub topic:
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology

Other details/links

Explanation for 'other links':Further details on 'Life-threatening conditions in women'; 'Health problems in babies'; 'Common health problems in women' and 'Common breastfeeding concerns' can be found in the link below.
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