Frequency of common complications among patients presenting with septic induced abortion.
Objectives: To find frequency of common complications among patients presenting with induced septic abortion attending OPD of Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar. Study Design: Descriptive cross-sectional study. Setting: Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Hayatabad Medical complex Peshawar. Period: 6 October, 2016 to 6 April, 2017. Material & Methods: Through a cross sectional validation study design, 123 pregnant female patients with induced septic abortion having a gestation period of 20 to 22 weeks were included in the research study. After their consent, detailed clinical examination and history of patients were taken. SPSS version 10.0 was used for analysis of the collected data. Descriptive statistical data like mean + Standard deviation was measured for age, gravidity & parity. Likewise, frequency & percentage was calculated for hemorrhage, diffuse peritonitis and severe anemia. Results: As per Common Complications, frequencies and percentages for hemorrhage was recorded in 31 (25.20%) patients, diffuse peritonitis was recorded in 49 (39.83%) patients while severe anemia was recorded in 26 (21.13%) patients. However, 17 patients (13.82%) had no complications other than septic abortion. Conclusion: Our study concluded that the mishap of septic-induced abortion is totally preventable. The definitive commitment to women’s health can be achieved through effective contraception and by strengthening the family welfare services. Positive results can be achieved by discouraging repeated terminations of pregnancy.