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Abortion failure after illegal use of misoprostol--a case report.
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PMID:  20863260     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To report on a unique medical situation after self-obtained use of misoprostol in a country where abortion is illegal.
CASE: A 29-year-old woman was seen at 12 weeks' gestation with a history of use of 10,800 microg of misoprostol orally and vaginally over the preceding six weeks. She had experienced mild-to-moderate pelvic pain but no vaginal bleeding. Because the pregnancy was intrauterine and viable, surgical termination could not be carried out. The risks of fetal congenital anomalies due to in utero exposure to misoprostol were discussed with the patient. A detailed ultrasonography at 16 weeks' gestation revealed no anomaly. Vaginal delivery at 38 weeks' gestation resulted in the birth of a baby without discernible congenital anomalies.
CONCLUSIONS: In countries where abortion is illegal, women should be informed about the risks associated with unsupervised self-induced abortion with misoprostol.
Abdulrahim A Rouzi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European journal of contraception & reproductive health care : the official journal of the European Society of Contraception     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1473-0782     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712127     Medline TA:  Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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