Rebecca Allen

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Spontaneous Abortion

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Spontaneous abortion (SAB) may be diagnosed incidentally on ultrasound or may present with amenorrhea, vaginal bleeding, and/or pelvic pain. A pregnancy test should performed on all women of childbearing age who present with vaginal bleeding. Physical exam is important to assess hemodynamic stability, abdominal tenderness or peritoneal signs,…

Tubal pregnancy

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Ectopic pregnancy is an urgent obstetrical complication that should be considered when a reproductive-aged female presents with any combination of amenorrhea, vaginal bleeding, and pelvic pain. It is important to remember that one cannot rely on symptoms and physical findings alone to rule out ectopic pregnancy. The clinical…

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