How is complete miscarriage treated in the emergency department (ED)?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Slava V Gaufberg, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Complete miscarriage

Treatment of a patient who has had a complete miscarriage varies depending on the degree of certainty of the diagnosis. Diagnosing complete miscarriage in the ED can be difficult, unless an intact gestational sac was expelled.

If pelvic examination produces fetal tissue (or material of similar appearance), send it to the laboratory for identification of possible products of conception.


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