Abortion is defined as termination of pregnancy any time before the 28th Week i.e. during the first trimester or second trimester of pregnancy. In nearly 50% of married women there is a history of one or more previous abortion. The etiology of abortion is so complex that a cause is found in not more than 50% of the cases.
It is also called as recurrent abortion. When three or more successive pregnancy has terminated in abortion at about the same term, there is a good reason to believe that a recurrent cause is present.
When a dead ovum is retained in the uterine cavity for more than 6 weeks it is called as missed abortion. Slight vaginal discharges followed by mucoid, tarry discharge are the symptoms. In some cases besides amenorrhea, there are no other symptoms.
Causes for Habitual Abortion can be summarized as
- Genital Hypoplasia
- Malformation of Uterus (bicornuate)
- Ovular defects
- Incompetency of the cervix
- Blood incompatibility
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Listeriosis, Toxoplasma, rubella, etc. Malignant hypertension, untreated diabetes.
Author Name: Dr satish Bhattad