A missed abortion refers to the death of an embryo/fetus before 20 weeks gestation (with complete retention of all products of conception).
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
- Patient is asymptomatic
- Decreased pregnancy symptoms (less nausea, breast tenderness)
- No vaginal bleeding is most typical
- Closed cervical os
Fetal ultrasonography can demonstrate the following:
- Empty gestational sac
- No fetal cardiac activity
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