Chadwick's sign


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Chadwick's sign

 [chad´wiks]
a sign of pregnancy consisting of a dark bluish or purplish-red color of the vaginal or cervical mucosa as a result of increased blood supply to the area.

Chadwick's sign

[chad′wiks]
Etymology: James R. Chadwick, American gynecologist, 1844-1905
a sign of pregnancy that develops after the sixth week and consists of a dark bluish or purplish-red color of the vaginal or cervical mucosa as a result of increased blood supply to the area.
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A persistent Hegar's sign or Chadwick's sign means that a pregnancy is still present.
TABLE Signs and symptoms of heterotopic pregnancy Pain after spontaneous or induced abortion Two corpora lutea detected during ultrasonography or laparotomy Persistent Hegar's sign or Chadwick's sign after laparotomy for ectopic pregnancy Absence of vaginal bleeding after laparotomy for ectopic pregnancy Lateral location of a gestational sac identified via ultrasonography Fluid in the uterus Discordant appearance of fetal cardiac activity Unpredictable quantitative human chorionic gonadotropin levels