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Alternative namesAbortion - inevitable
DefinitionInevitable abortion is a spontaneous abortion which cannot be stopped. It is characterised by lower abdominal cramping and bleeding . The uterine cervix is dilated and fetal and/or placental material may already have passed. Compare to threatened abortion .
Update Date: 1/13/2003Daniel Rein, M.D., Obstetrician and Gynecologist, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT