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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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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


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I'm 12 weeks pregnant and Claritin (loratadine) is not touching me. history of premature membrane rupture at 27 weeks, what allergy meds can I take?

I'm 12 weeks pregnant and Claritin (loratadine) is not touching me. history of premature membrane rupture at 27 weeks, what allergy meds can I take?

Several options: For pregnant patients with allergic rhinitis there are several options that start with the most benign to those that are cat b in pregnancy ( which means as best as we can tell the med is safe). Nasal saline then otc Nasalcrom and then nasal steroids ( only those that are cat b in pregnancy). ...Read more

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If a septostomy is not performed, can the membrane rupture from a buildup in pressure?

If a septostomy is not performed, can the membrane rupture from a buildup in pressure?

Yes: The membranes can and do rupture spontaneously. Sometimes they rupture remote from labor. Sometimes they rupture during labor from the pressure exerted by the uterine contractions. ...Read more

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How can I treat tympanic membrane rupture?

How can I treat tympanic membrane rupture?

Time or surgery: 90% heal on their own in 90 days. If they have not healed by then, it is unlikely to ever heal on its own and will need repaired. The most important thing is to keep water and anything else out of the ear until you know the hole has closed. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for tympanic membrane rupture?

What do you recommend for tympanic membrane rupture?

Usually waiting: Usually tympanic ruptures will quickly heal on their own - if it persists then referral to an ENT surgeon may be in order. ...Read more

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Eardrum ringing due to tympanic membrane rupture?

Eardrum ringing due to tympanic membrane rupture?

Usually separate: Issues. Ringing in the ears is due to abnormalities in the inner ear and the nervous system. Ear drum rupture is usually a complication of infection of the middle ear. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get tympanic membrane rupture?

Relatively uncommon: Most general ents will see less than a dozen new tympanic membrane ruptures per year, on average. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get tympanic membrane rupture?

How common is it for somebody to get tympanic membrane rupture?

Ear picking: People usually insert probes into the ear canal and that can do iy..Also untreated infection. ...Read more

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Eardrum is ringing. Does that mean I have a tympanic membrane rupture?

No: It doesn't mean you have a tympanic membrane rupture because your ear is ringing, although it is possible. Ringing in the ear can occur from a variety of reasons. Medication effects and nerve related hearing loss are two of the more common underlying causes of tinnitus (ringing in the ears). ...Read more

Rupture (Definition)

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