Volume 30, Number 3 (9-2006)                   Research in Medicine 2006, 30(3): 227-231 | Back to browse issues page


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Yasaie F, Ghorbani M. Causes of vaginal bleeding in first half of pregnancy. Research in Medicine. 2006; 30 (3) :227-231
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-317-en.html

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Abstract Background: Vaginal bleeding is a tragedy that causes a high mortality and morbidity rate. The aim of this study was to find the most frequent causes of vaginal bleeding in first half of pregnancy. Materials and methods: This study is a cross sectional study performed on 161 cases with vaginal bleeding during pregnancy who had been referred to Taleghani Hospital. Sampling was achieved using non random convenient technique. Results: The mean age of subjects was 27.1±6.1 years and the mean gestational age was 16.3±10.1 weeks. Mean of gravidity was 2.5±1.6. Thirty three percents of subjects were primigravid. The most common causes of bleeding were: abortion (72.7%), placenta previa (12.4%), ectopic pregnancy (8.1%), and placenta abruptio (6.8%). Conclusion: Of 161 cases, 75 (46.5%) lead to abortion or curettage. Abortion was by far the most common cause of vaginal bleeding
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Received: 2007/07/24

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