Letters Diagnosing miscarriage

Additional factors to take into account when diagnosing miscarriage

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5851 (Published 04 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5851
  1. Shaun A Fountain, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist1,
  2. Matthew Dipper, specialist registrar1,
  3. Harriett Smith, senior house officer1
  1. 1Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury SP2 8BJ, UK
  1. shaunfountain{at}yahoo.co.uk

Unfortunately, apart from a minor discussion in the conclusions,1 Preisler and colleagues seem to forget that three other factors need to be taken into account when diagnosing miscarriage:

  • The woman’s menstrual cycle …

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