early pregnancy unit
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early pregnancy unitA 5-day (per week) multidisciplinary service involving doctors, nurses, ultrasonographers, midwives and support staff which provides early testing and care (up to 13 weeks) for pregnancy. Most of the UK’s 250 EPUs are associated with gynaecology units, but are staffed separately.
Cases seen in EPUs
Bleeding of any type (from light spotting to bloody clotting), brownish discharge, abdominal, pelvic or back pain, constant severe nausea, suspected miscarriage, GP or practice nurse referral.