Association between first trimester vaginal bleeding and uterine artery Doppler measured at second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • AbstractObjective: To evaluate the prevalence of first trimester vaginal bleeding among patients with abnormal second and third trimester uterine artery Doppler.Methods: A prospective study of patients with a uterine artery Doppler measurement between 27 and 42 weeks’ gestation was undertaken. A comparison was made between two groups: patients with and without first trimester vaginal bleeding. Abnormal uterine artery Doppler was defined as PI >95th% or the presence of a diastolic notch.Results: Of the 277 patients that were included in the study, 65 (23%) had first trimester vaginal bleeding. No differences were noted in uterine artery Doppler waveforms among patients with and without first trimester vaginal bleeding.Among patients with first trimester vaginal bleeding, 9 (14%) had a bilateral uterine artery notch and 56 (86%) did not, compared with 51 (24%) and 161 (76%), in the control group, respectively. Patients with first trimester vaginal bleeding, and a bilateral uterine artery notch had significa...

publication date

  • January 1, 2013