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Missed abortion

Miscarriage is the spontaneous end of a pregnancy at a stage where the embryo or fetus is incapable of surviving independently. Miscarriage is the most common complication of early pregnancy.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with missed abortion, 73% report having spotting or bleeding during pregnancy, 51% report having sharp abdominal pain, and 49% report having pain during pregnancy. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of missed abortion are spotting or bleeding during pregnancy, pain during pregnancy, problems during pregnancy, cramps and spasms, intermenstrual bleeding, blood clots during menstrual periods, and recent pregnancy, although you may still have missed abortion without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with missed abortion often receive radiographic imaging procedure, hematologic tests, complete blood count, urinalysis, pelvis exam, glucose measurement, standard pregnancy test and electrolytes panel .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with missed abortion include misoprostol, methylergonovine (methergine), propofol, sevoflurane, procaine (novocaine), aspirin / oxycodone, nitrous oxide, oxytocin, rho(d) immune globulin (rhogam), nonoxynol 9 topical, zolmitriptan (zomig), combivir and butorphanol (stadol) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for missed abortion include race/ethnicity = other, age 30-44 years, race/ethnicity = hispanic, sex == female and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age 75+ years, sex == male, age 60-74 years, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, age 45-59 years, and age < 1 years almost never get missed abortion.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
3.2x
30-44 years
2.1x
45-59 years
0.0x
60-74 years
0.0x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
0.0x
Female
1.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
1.6x
White
0.7x
Other
1.5x
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