See long answer. Uterine rupture is a rare event occurring typically with a pregnant uterus often during labor. The uterus literally tears or ruptures. This is both a maternal & fetal emergency. Uterine rupture is more common to occur with a uterus that has been previously scarred, for example a prior c-section or prior fibroid removal. Uterine rupture is the most worrisome complication for women with prior c-s.
Bad complication. During labor when uterine muscle contract it can rupture because the force is very strong. Chances of rupture are higher after a cesarean because the scar tissue is not as strong as normal tissue.
Muscle tears. The uterus is a muscle that can rupture, or tear. Most commonly, uterine rupture occurs at the site of scar formation. For example, after a woman has a cesarean section (in which the uterus is opened and stitched back together), a scar will form. This scar in the uterus could tear apart during a subsequent labor, causing uterine rupture.
Bad news. Uterine rupture is usually associated with pregnancy and although uncommon, can lead to hemorrhage & death of both mom & infant. Your doc can tell you if you have any risks & how to keep you safe in pregnancy. Consider it a risk with any prior uterine surgery (including certain types of c-sections, fibroid surgery), long labors, or anything that overdistends the uterus.
Yes. If untreated, this can lead to severe bleeding and infection.
YES. Uterine rupture can lead to catastrophic hemorrhage & death. It is a risk of pregnancy anytime you've had previous uterine surgery (c-sections, myomectomy), and is something you really need to discuss with your physician if you think you're at risk. If you have risk factors, please no home delivery.
After C-section. The uterus is a muscle that can rupture, or tear. Most commonly, uterine rupture occurs at the site of scar formation. For example, after a woman has a cesarean section (in which the uterus is opened and stitched back together), a scar will form. This scar in the uterus could tear apart during a subsequent labor, increasing the chance of uterine rupture.
Uterine rupture. Uterine rupture is a complication of (tolac) trial of labor after a cesarean section. It refers to the opening of the uterine scar during the labor process. It is a rare event that occurs in less than 2% of cases. If it does occur it can be catastrophic for the mother and baby.
Opening of scar. A uterine rupture is when a woman with a prior uterine scar has disruption of the scar during labor process. This is a medical emergency that may lead to hemorrhage, fetal heart tone deceleration.
Yes. Via a cesarian section, which would be the safest mode of delivery under these circumstances. The circumstances surrounding the uterine rupture will help to determine if the patient is a safe candidate for conceiving again several years later. Ck with your OB before trying to conceive again, please.
What happens if a woman is at risk for uterine rupture as all repeat c sections are but uterine rupture is very rare?
Weigh the risk... The risk of Uterine Rupture is low:. 7% -. 9% in women who elect to have a vaginal birth after a prior c/section (VBAC). However, a uterine rupture can result in brain damage to the baby or in the death of the mother, baby or both. If a labor and delivery unit allowed 1000 women to VBAC, this would result in 7 ruptures. Some patients/doctors are willing to take this risk, some are not.
Extremely. Uterine rupture is a very serious complication of labor, but fortunately very rare.
Very rarely. It is a very rare occurence.