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A client 12 weeks pregnant come to the emergency department with abdominal cramping and moderate vaginal bleeding. Speculum examination reveals 2 to 3 cms cervical dilation.The nurse would document these findings as which of the following?



A. Threatened abortion
B. Imminent abortion
C. Complete abortion
D. Missed abortion
Asked by Isaac, Last updated: Jan 14, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Imminent abortion-cramping and vaginal bleeding coupled with cervical dilation signifies that termination of the pregnancy is inevitable and cannot be prevented. thus, the nurse would document an imminent abortion. in a threatened abortion, cramping and vaginal bleeding are present, but there is no cervical dilation. the symptoms may subside or progress to abortion. in a complete abortion all the products of conception are expelled. a missed abortion is early fetal intrauterine death without...Read More
 

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