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A 43-year-old member asked:

what necessitates an emergency cesarean section?

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Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Baby not tolerating: Emergency cesareans are done when the baby is not tolerating labor, or when there is an emergent condition that develops and baby will not tolerate remaining in the uterus any longer. These include: umbilical cord prolapse, large placental abruption, fetal heart rate anomalies, labor with placenta previa, and many other issues that would make vaginal delivery medically contraindicated.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is cesarean birth?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Abdominal delivery: A cesarean birth is when the baby is delivered via an incision on the uterus through the abdomen.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can a dissolving stitch from a cesarean break lose and come through the skin?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Yes: It happens all the time, and in most cases it's nothing to worry about. It can take several months for dissolvable sutures to dissolve completely. Leave them alone if they don't bother you; but if they do, many obstetricians advise cutting them off at skin level. Check with yours to be sure.
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Dr. Barry Rosen commented
General Surgery 34 years experience
If this knot is at the muscle-fascia level, it is still likely to be absorbable--check with your OB to be sure. If it is bothersome and persists for more than 6 months, it can be removed under local anesthesia in the office, if necessary.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Why is there so much bleeding with cesarean hysterectomy?

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Dr. Gregory Gapp
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Huge blood supply: Basically the pregnant uterus has a huge blood supply from numerous and very large blood vessels and the organ itself is very large. During surgery for a cesarean hysterectomy each vessel keeps bleeding copiously until it is secured with a suture ligation (stitch). In the nonpregnant state, the blood vessels and uterus are much, much smaller making it easier to secure the bleeding.
A 38-year-old member asked:

If I had a cesarean hyst was it an emergency?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Typically cesarean-hysterectomy is an emergency procedure, usually due to excessive and uncontrollable bleeding during the c-section.
A 43-year-old member asked:

I heard someone had one twin vaginally and the other by cesarean, I wondered why.?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Good question!: 6-25% of twins require c-section as an emergency procedure to save the life of the second twin after the first twin has delivered vaginally. That is why many obstetricians shy away from attempting vaginal delivery in anything but singleton cephalic fetuses. In fact, the us rate of cesarean section for twins is >80% at this time. The second twin has a 4-fold greater risk of dying at vaginal birth!

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