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how typical is premature rupture of membranes?

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Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
Have it checked: It is not a common event but at the same time it is not an uncommon event. If you suspect PROM then you should have it checked

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do you define premature prolonged rupture of membranes?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
PPROM: Premature means less than term. So the gestational age of the pregnancy would be less than 37 weeks. Prolonged refers to the period from ruptured membranes until labor occurs. This is called the latent period and varies with gestational age. Generally, prolonged would be more than 24 hours.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What can cause the premature rupture of membranes?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Usually unknown.: Infections, preterm labor, cervical incompetence, cigarette smoking, polyhydramnios and multifetal pregnancies are all possible etiologies, although most individual cases remain idiopathic, or undiagnosed.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the pathophysiology of pprom pretem premature rupture of membranes?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Multiple: There are a variety of reasons for prom. Amniotic fluid infection, preterm labor, smoking are the most common reasons.

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