You are working in an OB outpatient client. A patient who is 10 weeks pregnant has come in with the following symptoms: abdominal pain, shoulder pain, vaginal bleeding. You promptly notify the physician of her symptoms because you know what she is experiencing could be a medical emergency. What diagnosis do you anticipate the physician making?

 

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- Ectopic pregnancy

- Miscarriage

- Disseminating intravascular coagulation DIC)

- Premature rupture of membranes (PROM)

Rationale

Abdominal pain, shoulder pain, and vaginal bleeding are classic signs of ectoopic pregnancy. Shoulder pain is referred pain caused by blood in the abdomen, indicating a rupture has occured. Abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding is consistent with a miscarriage, but the shoulder pain should be your indicator for ectopic pregnancy. These are not symptoms specific to DIC or PROM.

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