What are the physical findings of a missed 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 missed miscarriage include the following:

  • Vital signs usually are within reference ranges. Abdominal examination may or may not reveal a palpable uterus. If palpable, the uterus usually is small for the presumed gestational age.

  • Fetal heart tones are inaudible or unseen on sonogram.

  • The cervical os is closed upon pelvic examination. The uterus may feel soft and enlarged.

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