Elective Abortion Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 25, 2022
  • 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