What is involution of the uterus?

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First answer by Cristina Roz. Last edit by Cristina Roz.
Involution of the uterus refers to the process of the uterus shrinking in size after the placenta has been removed during childbirth. The part of the uterus which housed the placenta is rich in blood vessels. The amount of surface area that can bleed is considerably decreased by the shrinking of this site.

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