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Complications led to a previous c-section, is it dangerous to attempt a vaginal delivery for my new pregnancy?

Complications led to a previous c-section, is it dangerous to attempt a vaginal delivery for my new pregnancy?

Maybe...depends...: You are at higher risk when you have an old incision on the uterus whether it be from prior removal of a fibroid or a c-section. The fear is that it may open up causing uterine rupture. With that said, the risk of uterine rupture depends on the location and number of the previous old incision (s). At the same time, there are risks to repeat c-sections as well. Discuss all options with your md. ...Read more

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Could uterine scarring from a previous c-section effect future pregnancies?

Could uterine scarring from a previous c-section effect future pregnancies?

Absolutely: Make sure you share you history of a c-section with your obstetrician or midwife. It can possibly affect your pregnancy, & will certainly affect your delivery. Many women do deliver after c-section with the right care if the incision was of the right type. It is a good idea to get a copy of the operative report for your c-section so that if you go into labor without warning you will have it. ...Read more

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Could a pregnancy be missed on ultrasound due to the scar from a previous C-section?

Could a pregnancy be missed on ultrasound due to the scar from a previous C-section?

Usually not: If scarring does interfere with an ultrasound, we usually do a vaginal ultrasound which not only bypasses the scarring; it gives us better resolution and a better scan. It's safe and gives us better ultrasound detail. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

Is it possible to have a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

VBAC: It is and is often a great option! There are limitations and various reasons why a vaginal birth after c/s would be dangerous. If you are interested in vbac then you should share your desire with your provider to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Who can have a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

Who can have a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

VBAC Candidate: Any patient who has a good chance to deliver vaginally (no previa, prior vag del, nl transverse scar, etc) is a good candidate. But, you need to labor in a facility equipped to perform emergent c-sections in case of dehiscence or rupture of the uterus. Your OB can tell you if you're a good candidate, keep you safe in labor, & have the ability to perform a quick "vaginal bypass" if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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How successful is a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

How successful is a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

40: Success rates depends on if you had any other prior vaginal deliveries. ...Read more

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Why do doctors fear vaginal birth after a previous c-section?

Why do doctors fear vaginal birth after a previous c-section?

Uterine rupture: Not necessarily fear but a healthy respect for how quickly a normal labor can turn into a catastrophic uterine rupture with hemorrhage, emergent surgery, & potential maternal or infant loss. Uterine rupture can happen in the best of candidates for vbac and are often unpredictable. In today's legal climate, many obs will not risk any complications that can be avoided. Some hospitals forbid vbac. ...Read more

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I had a operation nearly 2 weeks ago they made the incision over 2 previous c-section scars and although it looks ok it is rock hard around the incisi?

I had a operation nearly 2 weeks ago they made the incision over 2 previous c-section scars and although it looks ok it is rock hard around the incisi?

Exam: You will need to have a doctor look The area to make sure there is no infection. Sometimes fluid gets trapped under the incision and is not infected but it's trapped and needs to be drained. ...Read more

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How is a left ilioinguinal neurolysis surgery performed and what is the recovery like? I have a nerve entrapment from a previous c section.

How is a left ilioinguinal neurolysis surgery performed and what is the recovery like? I have a nerve entrapment from a previous c section.

Pinched nerve: The nerve is exposed surgically and freed up from surrounding scar tissue, other than the usual postoperative surgical pain from the incision there should be minimal discomfort. ...Read more

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Previous c section, placenta anterior 4-5 cm above scar, no acretta now but can it develop in 3rd trimester?

Previous c section, placenta anterior 4-5 cm above scar, no acretta now but can it develop in 3rd trimester?

It may!: You need repeat sonograms during pregnancy to evaluate the situation. The problem would be if you develop placenta increta, or percreta because these could make your anatomy more difficult to deal with, especially if this would occur at the previous incision site! Be vigilant and know your situation! ...Read more

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How much does your chance if blood clots increase during pregnancy? Does a previous c-section make this higher?

How much does your chance if blood clots increase during pregnancy? Does a previous c-section make this higher?

A previous csection: Does not increase your risk and the risk for the average healthy women is low, risk is more right after surgery that is why for the 1st 24-36 hours sequential compression stockings are used to prevent venous stasis that could lead to blood clots until you are up ambulating. ...Read more

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28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?

28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?

Yes but low risk: Acretta can develop even in women who have never had a c/section. Fortunately this is rare. The risk is much higher if the placenta is covering the prior c/section scar. With the placenta 4cm from the scar, your risk is very low (but not zero). Best wishes! ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant, I have had pain all day in about the same spot as previous c section, could this be scar tissue just being stretched?

36 weeks pregnant, I have had pain all day in about the same spot as previous c section, could this be scar tissue just being stretched?

Could be: Late in pregnancy most women complaining of a variety of sorts of aches and pains. Often we cannot pinpoint the exact cause. Carrying a baby inside you just isn't very comfortable. If you feel the pain is out of the ordinary, severe, or having contractions you should notify your OB immediately. ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant. Fetal weight is 3.054kgs. Am 5ft and 56 kgs. I had a previous c-section (reason cpd) 7 yrs back. Wat are my chances for vbac?

I am 37 weeks pregnant. Fetal weight is 3.054kgs. Am 5ft and 56 kgs. I had a previous c-section (reason cpd) 7 yrs back. Wat are my chances for vbac?

Not very high.: Go to: https://mfmu. Bsc. Gwu. Edu/publicbsc/mfmu/vgbirthcalc/vagbirth. Html
on the basis of the information you provide your chance of successful trial of labor (vbac) would range between 45-62%, depending on your race/ethnicity. I would prefer pre-labor repeat c-section if your chance of vbac is <65%, especially if you are not planning to have any more pregnancies. Talk to your obstetrician! ...Read more

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I have a laparoscopic surgery to have my uterus detached from the fascia from previous c-section. What is the average recovery time on this procedure?

I have a laparoscopic surgery to have my uterus detached from the fascia from previous c-section. What is the average recovery time on this procedure?

Very quickly: If all the physician is doing is taking down scar tissue (which is what it sounds like) then you will have a few small (1cm) incisions which will heal very quickly. I'm guessing you'll be up doing your normal activities of life within a day or so, and you'll be pain free after 2-3 weeks. Every woman is different, but this is a minimally invasive surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Previous c-section& miscarriage, experiencing cramps in the lower abdomen, what could be the cause? I'm 13wks+2 days pregnant now.

Previous c-section& miscarriage, experiencing cramps in the lower abdomen, what could be the cause? I'm 13wks+2 days pregnant now.

Contact your OB MD: You need to contact your treating OB MD for this pregnancy to acquire the best answer as he/she has already examined you and if not may ask you to come in for that examination. ...Read more

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Ques for a friend: menorrhagia, lots of cramps. Previous c-section, tubal ligation, no bc needed. Pros/cons IUD vs surgical removal of lining?

Ques for a friend: menorrhagia, lots of cramps. Previous c-section, tubal ligation, no bc needed. Pros/cons IUD vs surgical removal of lining?

Here ya go: Iud - in office, no surgery/or time - but may not solve problem.

Endometrial ablation - quick outpatient surgery at least 50% likely to reduce or eliminate bleeding (and pain with it). Downside is it still is a surgery, even if so-called "minor". ...Read more

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How long does bleeding complication associated with C-section complications last?

How long does bleeding complication associated with C-section complications last?

Up to 6 weeks: One can have bleeding on and off for up to 6 weeks after delivery, vaginal or cesarean. However, it should not be increasing with time. If the bleeding is heavy, you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does anesthesia complications associated with C-section complications last?

Need more info: Do you currently have a complication? Although complications are rare, there are many possibilities. A headache from the placement of the epidural; a reaction to one of the meds used-and there are varying reactions/side effects. Numbness in the legs from positioning or from a nerve that was injured during the anesthetic. And then there are the complications from the surgery. ...Read more

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How long does constipation last after stopping vicodin/c section?

How long does constipation last after stopping vicodin/c section?

You have 20 feet: Of bowel to be evacuated, so may take a while. Consider over the counter magnesium citrate to help move things along. ...Read more

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My gyno. Told me my bladder was stitched with the last C-section. Now I had my third child. .. And im worried will there be any future complications?

My gyno. Told me my bladder was stitched with the last C-section. Now I had my third child. .. And im worried will there be any future complications?

Probably not: The bladder heals very well in most instances, even when there are adhesions from previous surgery like cesarean section. Future problems are always a possibility but usually do not occur after bladder repair during cesarean surgery. The bladder frequently has to be "taken down" in order to reach the infant during csection delivery. ...Read more

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