retained products of conception


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retained products of conception

fragments of fetal, placental, or membrane tissue remaining in utero following delivery or abortion, posing an increased risk of bleeding or infection.

re·tain·ed prod·ucts of con·cep·tion

(rē-tānd' prod'ŭkts kŏn-sep'shŭn)
Fragments of fetal, placental, or membrane tissue remaining in utero following delivery or abortion, posing an increased risk of bleeding or infection.
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Women who had a medical abortion were significantly more likely than those who underwent surgery to have retained products of conception requiring dilation and curettage (21% vs.
Retained products of conception heighten a woman's risk for postpartum hemorrhage, according to Dr.
The complications included pelvic infection in 12 patients, retained products of conception in 8 patients, and uterine perforation in 1 patient.