Abortion - incomplete
In an incomplete abortion, parts of the fetus or placental material stay inside the uterus.
Alternative NamesIncomplete abortion
Abortion - incomplete Symptoms
Typical symptoms include vaginal bleeding and lower abdominal cramping.
Treatment of Abortion - incomplete
In most cases, a surgical procedure called curettage is done to remove the remaining material from the uterus. The goal of this treatment is to prevent prolonged bleeding or infection.
Reviewed By: Audra Robertson, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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