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are some people more prone to getting uterine rupture?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
After C-section: The uterus is a muscle that can rupture, or tear. Most commonly, uterine rupture occurs at the site of scar formation. For example, after a woman has a cesarean section (in which the uterus is opened and stitched back together), a scar will form. This scar in the uterus could tear apart during a subsequent labor, increasing the chance of uterine rupture.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

What is a uterine rupture?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Muscle tears: The uterus is a muscle that can rupture, or tear. Most commonly, uterine rupture occurs at the site of scar formation. For example, after a woman has a cesarean section (in which the uterus is opened and stitched back together), a scar will form. This scar in the uterus could tear apart during a subsequent labor, causing uterine rupture.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Why would ther be uterine rupture?

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Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
See long answer: Uterine rupture is a rare event occurring typically with a pregnant uterus often during labor. The uterus literally tears or ruptures. This is both a maternal & fetal emergency. Uterine rupture is more common to occur with a uterus that has been previously scarred, for example a prior c-section or prior fibroid removal. Uterine rupture is the most worrisome complication for women with prior c-s.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: uterine rupture?

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Dr. Osbert Fernandez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Uterine rupture: Uterine rupture is a complication of (tolac) trial of labor after a cesarean section. It refers to the opening of the uterine scar during the labor process. It is a rare event that occurs in less than 2% of cases. If it does occur it can be catastrophic for the mother and baby.

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