Here is the Complete List With Links To Best Case Ever Series From Emergency Medicine Cases
Posted on December 29, 2020 by Tom Wade MD
Today I reviewed BCE 68 Ectopic Pregnancy Pitfalls in Diagnosis [Link is to podcast and show notes], June, 2018, from Emergency Medicine Cases.
The most important takeaway for me is that every woman of reproductive age who has abdominal pain and/or vaginal bleeding requires a serum beta-HCG. The authors suggest that a urine beta-HCG can be falsely negative.
Also, every woman with abdominal pain and/or vaginal bleeding and a positive serum beta-HCG requires an abdominal and/or transvaginal ultrasound.
If a normal intrauterine pregnancy is not seen on ultrasound, ectopic pregnancy must be considered and ruled out.