Patient Motivation for Presenting to Emergency Department for Vaginal Bleeding in Early Pregnancy (VBEP)

Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy (VBEP) is a common presentation to the emergency department. Between 1993 and 2003, there were greater than 500,000 emergency department (ED) visits per year in the United States.[1] Within the first trimester , 20- 40 % of women experience an episode of vaginal bleeding.[1]Persistent bleeding is associated with negative outcomes including spontaneous abortion, low birth weight, stillbirth, prenatal death, and premature birth.[1,2]
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Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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