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Threatened pregnancy

Also known as Threatened 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 threatened pregnancy, 79% report having spotting or bleeding during pregnancy, 69% report having sharp abdominal pain, and 69% report having pain during pregnancy. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of threatened pregnancy are spotting or bleeding during pregnancy, pain during pregnancy, uterine contractions, problems during pregnancy, cramps and spasms, intermenstrual bleeding, and blood clots during menstrual periods, although you may still have threatened pregnancy without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with threatened pregnancy often receive hematologic tests, urinalysis, complete blood count, radiographic imaging procedure, standard pregnancy test, intravenous fluid replacement, glucose measurement and kidney function tests .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with threatened pregnancy include nitrofurantoin, rho(d) immune globulin (rhogam), terbutaline, oxytocin, dibucaine topical, methylergonovine (methergine), attapulgite (kaopectate), fluoride topical, norfloxacin, clavulanate / ticarcillin, butoconazole topical, thioridazine and 5-hydroxytryptophan .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for threatened pregnancy include 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 threatened pregnancy.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
3.7x
30-44 years
1.6x
45-59 years
0.0x
60-74 years
0.0x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
0.0x
Female
1.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.4x
Hispanic
2.0x
White
0.6x
Other
1.5x
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