Author’s reply to VaughanBMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4497 (Published 16 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4497
- Davor Jurkovic, consultant gynaecologist1
- 1University College Hospital, London NW1 6BU, UK
In answer to Vaughan’s question1 2: little evidence supports the practice of performing vaginal examinations to diagnose ectopic pregnancy. Vaginal examination has a low accuracy for differentiating between intrauterine and extrauterine pregnancies, and some authors have expressed concern that it could cause tubal rupture.3 Ruptured …
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