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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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. Cornelius O'leary jr
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

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


Rupture (Definition)

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