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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Prolonged Rupture Of Membranes (Overview)

More than 24 hr.


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What is prolonged rupture of membranes?

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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Prolonged Rupture Of Membranes (Overview)

More than 24 hr.


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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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What is the definition or description of: prolonged rupture of membranes?

18-24 hours: After 37 weeks of pregnancy, if your water is broken for greater than 18 hrs, you are considered having prolonged rupture of membranes in the context of deciding whether or not you need antibiotics to prevent against neonatal infection if your gbs test results are not available. In most other contexts, 24 hrs is considered the threshold. ...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 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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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 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 is rupture of membranes, is that the water breaking?

What is rupture of membranes, is that the water breaking?

Yes: but it can be a gush or a slow leak the slow leaks are prone to infections so see your gyn if you are leaking ...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. William Singer
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Water Broke (Definition)

In a pregnant women, when the amniotic sac ruptures, she will feel fluid leak from her vagina in a trickle or a gush. For most women, contractions follow shortly thereafter. Sometimes, the amniotic sac doesn't rupture until ...Read more


Rupture (Definition)

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