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Abortion, Threatened

Overview

Abortion threatened is a condition which occurs before the 20th week of pregnancy. The condition depicts the possible chances of potential miscarriage. If during the 20th week of gestation, women experience vaginal bleeding, then chances of abortion becomes strong. An important fact is that it is not necessary that if women experience vaginal bleeding, then she is likely to face abortion. It has been observed that in 30% of cases despite experiencing vaginal bleeding, no abortion occurs. Some of the alternative names of the condition are threatened spontaneous abortion and threatened miscarriage.


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Causes

Threatened abortion occurs due to a variety of reasons. The most important cause of the condition is placental abnormalities like placenta previa. Other possible causes of the threatened abortion are infection like Syphilis, genital herpes, etc, sexual intercourse during pregnancy, uterine fibroids, etc. Women with history of diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, etc are more prone towards the condition.


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Signs & Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms of the condition are vaginal bleeding, abdominal cramps, and mild pain in the pelvis or lower back. Sometimes, women experience tissue-clot like material passes from the vagina during the condition.

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Prevention

Taking adequate care is the best way for preventing the condition. Try to treat the health disorders like diabetes, etc before contraception in order to avoid further complications during pregnancy period.


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Treatments
Cerclage Modern Medicine

It is difficult to treat the condition completely as women get hurt emotionally during threatened pregnancy. Taking adequate care for remaining weeks is the best way of treating the condition. Pelvic rest and bed rest is recommended by health professional.

Depending upon the cause of the condition, treatment is recommended. For example, if incomplete cervix is the main cause, then same will be treated by cerclage. Cerclage is placed inside the cervix for preventing further dilatation.

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