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Can you die from uterine rupture?

Can you die from uterine rupture?

YES: Uterine rupture can lead to catastrophic hemorrhage & death. It is a risk of pregnancy anytime you've had previous uterine surgery (c-sections, myomectomy), and is something you really need to discuss with your physician if you think you're at risk. If you have risk factors, please no home delivery. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Uterine Rupture (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is uterine rupture?

What is uterine rupture?

Bad complication: During labor when uterine muscle contract it can rupture because the force is very strong. Chances of rupture are higher after a cesarean because the scar tissue is not as strong as normal tissue. ...Read more

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What is a uterine rupture?

What is a uterine rupture?

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. ...Read more

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Why would ther be uterine rupture?

Why would ther be uterine rupture?

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. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting uterine rupture?

Are some people more prone to getting uterine rupture?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: uterine rupture?

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. ...Read more

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Have you had a successful birth after a uterine rupture ?

Have you had a successful birth after a uterine rupture ?

Yes: Via a cesarian section, which would be the safest mode of delivery under these circumstances. The circumstances surrounding the uterine rupture will help to determine if the patient is a safe candidate for conceiving again several years later. Ck with your OB before trying to conceive again, please. ...Read more

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What happens if a woman is at risk for uterine rupture as all repeat c sections are but uterine rupture is very rare?

What happens if a woman is at risk for uterine rupture as all repeat c sections are but uterine rupture is very rare?

Weigh the risk...: The risk of Uterine Rupture is low: .7% - .9% in women who elect to have a vaginal birth after a prior c/section (VBAC). However, a uterine rupture can result brain damage to the baby or in the death of the mother, baby or both. If a labor and delivery unit allowed 1000 women to VBAC, this would result in 7 ruptures. Some patients/doctors are willing to take this risk, some are not. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more