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What are the chances of rupturing my uterus in a c-section?

What are the chances of rupturing my uterus in a c-section?

1/1500: The chances of uterine rupture after one c-section is about 1/1500. It is rare but potentially deadly to both mother and baby if not acted upon quickly. For this reason anyone attempting to have a vaginal birth after a c-section should do so in a hospital that has an ob/gyn and anesthesiologist immediately available. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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


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I'm wondering can the uterus rupture if the woman never had a c-section before?

I'm wondering can the uterus rupture if the woman never had a c-section before?

Yes: Uterine rupture can occur from trauma, operative deliveries, in women who have had other previous uterine surgeries, in long labors and in women who have had multiple babies. ...Read more

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How soon after a C-section is it safe to get pregnant again, if you want another baby? Is the uterus at risk for rupturing if you get pregnant too soon?

How soon after a C-section is it safe to get pregnant again, if you want another baby? Is the uterus at risk for rupturing if you get pregnant too soon?

Many factors: Most studies find risks of rupture more associated with type of uterine incision, numbers of layer closures, uterine defects, and also number of c-sections. Timing has a small role & it's believed risks are slightly higher if pregnant under a year. Ask your OB what your risks are & more importantly what shape your uterus was in at the time of c-section. Prior dehiscence or rupture are higher risks. ...Read more

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I had a csection & my uterus ruptured almost 2 years ago &ever since then I have a very bad pain on my left side of my belly. Should i still have pain?

I had a csection & my uterus ruptured almost 2 years ago &ever since then I have a very bad pain on my left side of my belly. Should i still have pain?

No: I'm so sorry that happened to you. It's possible that some residual scar tissue from that surgery is causing your pain. I would recommend you make an appointment with a gynecolgoist to discuss and have an exam of the area. It's hard to detect scar tissue on ultrasound or ct or mri, so you and your doctor should discuss possible treatments for your pain. Again, so sorry you are having this pain. ...Read more

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I was wondering if it would be safe to get pregnant after a uterus rupture..I am 36 with diabetes & three previous csection it's been 4 yrs ago?

I was wondering if it would be safe to get pregnant after a uterus rupture..I am 36 with diabetes & three previous csection it's been 4 yrs ago?

High risk : That would be considered a very high risk pregnancy. Age above 35 is one risk. Diabetes is a risk. 3 previous c sections is a big risk. A previous rupture is another. Discuss your individual case with your obgyn. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a pregancy after uterine rupture? 1st baby born normally, 2nd c-section, 3rd vbac attempt which resulted in stillbirth.

How dangerous is a pregancy after uterine rupture? 1st baby born normally, 2nd c-section, 3rd vbac attempt which resulted in stillbirth.

High risk pregnancy: Your physician there will know your specifics and if you are even advised to get pregnant again. Many women in your situation are advised against future pregnancies! ...Read more

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How common is uterine rupture and is it always fatal?? I've had 1 vertical c-section and 2 horizontal, I'm not worried.

How common is uterine rupture and is it always fatal?? I've had 1 vertical c-section and 2 horizontal, I'm not worried.

2%: The uterine rupture rate is about 1% in women with no uterine scars and 2% in those with previous uterine surgery and slightly higher in multiple surgeries. It is rarely fatal to the mother, but can be for the fetus. The type of incision in the uterus is the critical factor, not the direction of the scar on the abdomen. ...Read more

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Can a retroverted uterus cause a woman to go for a c section? Or can one have a normal delievery with a retroverted uterus?

Can a retroverted uterus cause a woman to go for a c section? Or can one have a normal delievery with a retroverted uterus?

Normal delivery OK: A retroverted uterus is one that's tilted towards your back, rather than your abdomen; it occurs in 20% of women and does not have symptoms, RARELY associated with discomfort. It can't be prevented and there's no need to treat b/c it won't affect your fertility/ability to continue a pregnancy/have a vaginal delivery. It can only be a problem if caused by past surgeries/endometriosis, otherwise OK. ...Read more

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Rupture (Definition)

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