Elective Abortion Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Feb 29, 2016
  • Author: Frances E Casey, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other problems to be considered

Other conditions to consider in patients undergoing elective abortion include the following:

  • Placentation abnormalities, including placenta previa, acreas, increta, and percreta
  • Preterm rupture of membranes
  • Intrauterine fetal demise
  • Cervical dysplasia or neoplasia and previous cervical surgery
  • Ovarian masses
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine anomalies
  • Multifetal gestations
  • Fetal anomalies
  • Maternal illnesses
  • Maternal allergies
  • Bleeding or clotting disorders
  • Grand multiparity
  • Cervical incompetence
  • Psychological trauma
  • Bacterial endocarditis prophylaxis
  • Benign lesions of the uterine corpus
  • Gestational trophoblastic disease

Differential Diagnoses