Hoboken, NJ (CNN) An obstetric emergency room visit in a Hoboken hospital left a patient with a new complication, according to a hospital spokesperson.
The patient, a 43-year-old woman, was admitted to the hospital in a non-emergency situation on Wednesday, said a hospital official.
The patient had received a pregnancy test and had an ultrasound in progress.
She was then transferred to the emergency department with an increase in symptoms.
The cause of the complication was not immediately clear.
The woman had been admitted with a high fever and a history of bleeding in her uterus, said Dr. Paul D’Agostino, an OB/GYN at St. Mary’s Hospital in Hoboke.
The woman also had a positive pregnancy test.
The hospital spokesperson said it is standard practice for OB/Gyn to give pregnant women an ultrasound before performing an emergency birth and that this was the case with the patient.
The hospital will continue to monitor the patient’s condition, the spokesperson said.