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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Premature Prolonged Membranes Rupture (Overview)

Premature rupture of membranes occurs when the sac of water breaks an hour or more before the start of labor. Preterm premature rupture of membranes occurs when this happens before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Prolonged rupture of membrane is the name for rupture of membranes happens more than 24 hours (or even 18 hours) before delivery.


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What are the tests for premature prolonged membranes rupture?

What are the tests for premature prolonged membranes rupture?

Depends: If the baby is old enough, then delivery. If the baby is very premature, then there may be a reason to delay delivery briefly to give some medication to try to cause the lungs to mature very rapidly. The risk of infection with premature and prolonged rupture is significant. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
11 doctors shared insights

Premature Prolonged Membranes Rupture (Overview)

Premature rupture of membranes occurs when the sac of water breaks an hour or more before the start of labor. Preterm premature rupture of membranes occurs when this happens before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Prolonged rupture of membrane is the name for rupture of membranes happens more than 24 hours (or even 18 hours) before delivery.


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What are the symptoms of premature prolonged membranes rupture and is there any way to prevent them?

Waters break: Kind of hard to miss when the waters break; if it's before 36 weeks it's premature, and if it's longer than 24 hours from rupture to delivery it's prolonged. Appropriate prenatal care and prevention of infections is how one prevents that from happening. ...Read more

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What can cause the premature rupture of membranes?

What can cause the premature rupture of membranes?

Usually unknown.: Infections, preterm labor, cervical incompetence, cigarette smoking, polyhydramnios and multifetal pregnancies are all possible etiologies, although most individual cases remain idiopathic, or undiagnosed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for premature prolonged membranes rupture?

Depends: If the baby is old enough, then delivery. If the baby is very premature, then there may be a reason to delay delivery briefly to give some medication to try to cause the lungs to mature very rapidly. The risk of infection with premature and prolonged rupture is significant. ...Read more

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What are the tests for premature prolonged membranes rupture?

Depends: If the baby is old enough, then delivery. If the baby is very premature, then there may be a reason to delay delivery briefly to give some medication to try to cause the lungs to mature very rapidly. The risk of infection with premature and prolonged rupture is significant. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for premature prolonged membranes rupture?

Depends: If the baby is old enough, then delivery. If the baby is very premature, then there may be a reason to delay delivery briefly to give some medication to try to cause the lungs to mature very rapidly. The risk of infection with premature and prolonged rupture is significant. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of premature prolonged membranes rupture and is there any way to prevent them?

Waters break: Kind of hard to miss when the waters break; if it's before 36 weeks it's premature, and if it's longer than 24 hours from rupture to delivery it's prolonged. Appropriate prenatal care and prevention of infections is how one prevents that from happening. ...Read more

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What is premature prolonged membrane rupture and should I be concerned about it?

What is premature prolonged membrane rupture and should I be concerned about it?

Yes: Rupturing of the membranes is a natural part of the birthing process that can be done by a doctor or can occur spontaneously. The risks are infectious as bacteria can ascend and infect the membranes, uterus, and even your baby. Prolonged rupture means greater than 18 hrs and premature rupture means prior to onset of labor. The infection risks increase as the length of ruptured time increases. ...Read more

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How do you define premature prolonged rupture of membranes?

How do you define premature prolonged rupture of membranes?

2 definitions: Premature rupture of membranes is defined when membranes rupture before labor starts. Prolonged rupture occurs when they rupture 24 hrs before the baby is born. ...Read more

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How typical is premature rupture of membranes?

How typical is premature rupture of membranes?

Have it checked: It is not a common event but at the same time it is not an uncommon event. If you suspect PROM then you should have it checked ...Read more

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What is prolonged rupture of membranes?

Over 24 hours, but..: If more than 24 hours have passed between rupture of membranes and delivery the description of prolonged rupture of the membranes may be used. In such cases the risk of the baby and/or the mother getting an infection rises. So, generally in a full term situation you would like to achieve delivery sooner than that. When pregnancies are before the full term point you might want to avoid delivery. ...Read more

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What can cause the premature rupture of membranes?

Usually unknown.: Infections, preterm labor, cervical incompetence, cigarette smoking, polyhydramnios and multifetal pregnancies are all possible etiologies, although most individual cases remain idiopathic, or undiagnosed. ...Read more

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How long does premature rupture of membranes associated with polyhydramnios last?

How long does premature rupture of membranes associated with polyhydramnios last?

Depends: The rupture and loss of fluid are fast. Delivery should be undertaken shortly thereafter to avoid complifcations of infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about premature rupture of membranes cause by villositis bacteria?

One of the causes: Infection of the placental chorionic villi is called villositis. Infection is one of the causes for premature rupture of membranes. If membrane rupture occurs and infection is present then treated with antibiotics and delivery is warranted. Often villosisits is diagnosed after delivery during an examination of the placenta. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about premature rupture of membranes cause by villositis bacteria in the placenta?

Can you tell me about premature rupture of membranes cause by villositis bacteria in the placenta?

Pregnancy infection: Any intrauterine pregnancy infection is going to stress the blood delivery system to the baby, notably the placenta. Once the placenta and the membranes are infected, the "bag of water" tends to rupture prematurely with delivery to follow. ...Read more

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How does early rupture of membranes increase risk of transmitting all infections including HIV to the fetus?

Protection gone: Uterine membrane is a protective barrior to featus, do not allow to get infection to baby and mother , prolonged disruption will cause infection besides lekage of aminiotic fluid. ...Read more

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Is there a tight link between first trimester subchorionic hemorrhage and second trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes?

Is there a tight link between first trimester subchorionic hemorrhage and second trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes?

Yes: The subchorionic hemorrhage needs to be followed closely. Most resolve with rest and decreased activity. If they do not, and bleeding continues, they can progress to cause miscarriage or PPROM. ...Read more

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