What are the physical findings of an incomplete miscarriage?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Slava V Gaufberg, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Signs of incomplete miscarriage include the following:

  • The cervix may appear dilated and effaced, or it may be closed.

  • Bimanual examination may reveal an enlarged and soft uterus.

  • On pelvic examination, products of conception may be partially present in the uterus, may protrude from the external os, or may be present in the vagina. Bleeding and cramping usually persist.


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