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Dr. Jonathan Strauss
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Uterine Perforation (Overview)

When performing a uterine procedure through the vagina, a complication can be a uterine perforation. This is when an instrument is inserted through all the layers of the uterus, creating a hole in the uterus. Most perforations occur in the midline away from large blood vessels and usually can be observed. Lateral perforations or injury with an active energy electrode requires abdominal exploration.


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Had uterine perforation but the dr is not sure enough to treat?

Had uterine perforation but the dr is not sure enough to treat?

Observation: Most uterine perforations will happen through the fundus or thicker muscular top of the womb. This area tends to heal well with minimal bleeding. Observation is appropriate as long as the patient's blood count is normal and no signs of infection are present. ...Read more

Dr. Jonathan Strauss
29 doctors shared insights

Uterine Perforation (Overview)

When performing a uterine procedure through the vagina, a complication can be a uterine perforation. This is when an instrument is inserted through all the layers of the uterus, creating a hole in the uterus. Most perforations occur in the midline away from large blood vessels and usually can be observed. Lateral perforations or injury with an active energy electrode requires abdominal exploration.


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What is uterine perforation and how is it treated?

What is uterine perforation and how is it treated?

Observation: Most uterine perforations will happen through the fundus or thicker muscular top of the womb. This area tends to heal well with minimal bleeding. Observation is appropriate as long as the patient's blood count is normal and no signs of infection are present. ...Read more

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If need d&c will you end up with major issues such as uterine perforation?

If need d&c will you end up with major issues such as uterine perforation?

Observation: Most uterine perforations will happen through the fundus or thicker muscular top of the womb. This area tends to heal well with minimal bleeding. Observation is appropriate as long as the patient's blood count is normal and no signs of infection are present. ...Read more

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What is the risk of uterine perforation from an iud?

What is the risk of uterine perforation from an iud?

Very low: Uterine perforation is a potential complication of placement of an iud. Once properly placed, the iud is not likely to move. Perforation rates may be as low as <1% for a very experienced physician who places iud's frequently. Ultrasound before and after placement will virtually eliminate the risk, as any improperly placed iud will be detected and can be corrected immediately. ...Read more

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What is uterine perforation and how is it treated?

Observation: Most uterine perforations will happen through the fundus or thicker muscular top of the womb. This area tends to heal well with minimal bleeding. Observation is appropriate as long as the patient's blood count is normal and no signs of infection are present. ...Read more

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What is a uterine perforation and how is it repaired?

What is a uterine perforation and how is it repaired?

Perforation: The uterus is very muscular. Procedures with sharp instruments such as uterine curettage (d and c) may cause a defect through the uterine wall. Most often, these perforations heal spontaneously. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: uterine perforation?

Uterine trauma: When performing a uterine procedure through the vagina, a complication can be a uterine perforation. This is when an instrument is inserted through all the layers of the uterus, creating a hole in the uterus. Most perforations occur in the midline away from large blood vessels and usually can be observed. Lateral perforations or injury with an active energy electrode requires abdominal exploration. ...Read more

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Had uterine perforation but the dr is not sure enough to treat?

Observation: Most uterine perforations will happen through the fundus or thicker muscular top of the womb. This area tends to heal well with minimal bleeding. Observation is appropriate as long as the patient's blood count is normal and no signs of infection are present. ...Read more

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If need d&c will you end up with major issues such as uterine perforation?

Observation: Most uterine perforations will happen through the fundus or thicker muscular top of the womb. This area tends to heal well with minimal bleeding. Observation is appropriate as long as the patient's blood count is normal and no signs of infection are present. ...Read more

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What is the risk of uterine perforation from an iud?

Very low: Uterine perforation is a potential complication of placement of an iud. Once properly placed, the iud is not likely to move. Perforation rates may be as low as <1% for a very experienced physician who places iud's frequently. Ultrasound before and after placement will virtually eliminate the risk, as any improperly placed iud will be detected and can be corrected immediately. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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