Miscarriage, also known as early pregnancy loss (EPL), and formerly as spontaneous abortion (SAb), is the failure or loss of a pregnancy before 13 weeks’ gestational age (WGA).
The possibility of pregnancy should be considered in a reproductive-age woman who presents with nonmenstrual vaginal bleeding.
Characteristics (amount, color, consisten...
Discuss contraception plan at the time of diagnosis of EPL, as ovulation can occur prior to resumption of normal menses.
Expectant management (“watchful waiting”) is 90% effec...
Algorithm: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
O03.9 Complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion without complication
O03.4 Incomplete spontaneous abortion without complication
O02.1 Missed abortion
O20.0 Threatened abortion
N96 Recurrent ...
Any pregnant woman with abdominal pain and/or vaginal bleeding must be evaluated to rule out ectopic pregnancy, which is potentially life threatening.
As all options have similar long-t...
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