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A miscarriage in which all of the products of conception are expelled and the cervix is closed is called a(n) _

Complete miscarriage.


An ectopic pregnancy is one in which the fertilized ovum is implanted _

Outside of the uterine cavity.


A miscarriage characterized by moderate bleeding, mild to severe uterine cramping, and dilation of the cervical os is called a(n) _

Inevitable miscarriage.


A miscarriage characterized by heavy, profuse vaginal bleeding, severe uterine cramping, and cervical dilation with tissue in the cervix or passage of tissue is called a(n) _

Incomplete miscarriage.


A miscarriage characterized by no vaginal bleeding or vaginal spotting, no uterine cramping and no cervical dilation, but the fetus has died and the products of conception are retained in utero for up to several weeks is called a(n) _

Missed miscarriage.


The most common procedure for elective termination of a first trimester pregnancy is _

Aspiration (vacuum or suction curettage).


A miscarriage characterized by slight vaginal bleeding or spotting, mild uterine cramping, and a closed cervical os is called a(n) _

Threatened miscarriage.


A client comes to the clinic after having missed two menstrual cycles. She had a positive pregnancy test and presents for an ultrasound. The ultrasound shows an object in the uterus that looks like a "cluster of grapes." This is typical of _

A molar pregnancy.


The most common cause of a spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) occurring before twelve weeks gestation is _

Chromosomal abnormalities.


Passive and painless dilation of the cervix leading to recurrent preterm births and possible late miscarriages in the second trimester of pregnancy may be caused by _

Cervical insufficiency.