Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
144 Doctors are Online

Patient pregnant with sudden IUD, early labor, absent FHR, delivers macerated fetus. Patient negligence?

Ig M all negative, Cyto ig g 169

primigravida, 39+5 weeks pregnancy, uncomplicated pregnancy presents with sudden iud ? where did something go wrong ?patient seen on 6th April, good fetal movements, comes on 8th with early labor and FHR absent ? delivers a macerated fetus weighing 3.25 kg, thick MSL, no cord around neck/no abruptio, . could this IUD be prevented ? pts blood sugars, T3,T4,TSH all normal . no h/o high BP,then what went wrong ? was it negligence on patients part that she did not report loss of movement ?
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  33
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
OBGYN 's  Response
Sometimes such extreme unfortunate things happen without any clue. Diabetes, autoimmune diseases, thyroid abnormalities, intrauterine infections, trauma, cord accidents, all are associated with such incidents. Also we don't know if the baby had some congenital anomalies. Still unexplained IUD is a reality.
But one thing strike me. A baby with good movements (?? didn't someone check the FH then?) getting macerated in 48 hrs is quite unlikely. This might be a clue for your investigation.
In this kind of situations,never put the blame on the subject (patient). It is gross. Fetal movement is such an unreliable indicator that almost every women claim to have it till hours or minutes before the diagnosis of IUD.
Answered: Sun, 12 May 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor