A 34-year-old female asked:
What would cause water to break at 16 wks preg. cervix was closed due to cerclage at 13wks. the cervix was not the reason. any explanation.
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Internal Medicine 38 years experience
PROM: There are no exact reasons for premature rupture of membranes (PROM) ,but sometimes there may be an infection(strep/ STDs, or surgery( including cerclage, smoking , previous PROM, distended uterus. Were you checked for strep as many women harbor strep in the in vagina and it could be a cause of premature rupture of membranes
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Last updated Nov 17, 2016
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