incomplete abortion


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incomplete abortion

[‚in·kəm′plēt ə′bȯr·shən]
(medicine)
Expulsion of only part of the product of conception, with some of the membranes or placenta remaining in the uterus.
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However it has limited its distribution to "certified healthcare providers" who 1) have the ability to date pregnancy accurately & diagnose ectopic pregnancy; who 2) provide (or have made arrangements for) surgical intervention in cases of incomplete abortion or severe bleeding ; and who 3) indicate they have read and understood the prescribing information (which contains warnings about possible "serious and sometimes fatal infections or bleeding").
Such delays can be clinically important: Women progressing to a miscarriage while awaiting surgical treatment may be at risk for urgent, unplanned interval procedures for incomplete abortion, and they may be dissatisfied with the inability to access the desired management.
Comparison of misoprostol and manual vacuum aspiration for the treatment of incomplete abortion. Int J Gynecol Obstet 2007; 98(3): 222-6.
Unsupervised use of medical abortion pills were associated with many complications like higher chances of incomplete abortion, failed abortion, haemorrhage leading to anaemia and needing blood transfusion, septic abortion and missed ectopic pregnancy.
The sample size for the second objective is calculated by taking estimated proportions of the most common risk factors determining management outcome of incomplete abortion (duration of vaginal bleeding <3 days = 80% and OR = 7.5) according to a study conducted in Adigrat Zonal Hospital, Tigray Region, Northern Ethiopia [14].
A randomized trial of misoprostol compared with manual vacuum aspiration for incomplete abortion. Obstet Gynecol 2005; 106:540-7.
The diagnoses for the abortion cases were distributed as follows: abortion imminence, 36% (n = 72); missed abortion, 23.5% (n = 47); incomplete abortion, 27.5% (n = 55); complete abortion, 7.5% (n = 15); and abortion incipience, 5.5% (n = 11).
Incomplete abortion can cause life-threatening complications without well-timed and proper treatment, including effective contraceptive method provision and counseling.
In Uganda there is a very restrictive policy towards abortions, which means that illegal abortions are common, with a large number of incomplete abortions as the result.
Prosecution records said the maid underwent an operation after she had an incomplete abortion that caused her to bleed.
Incomplete abortion was found in two cases in group A, whereas in three cases in group B (P = 1, insignificant).