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Are some people more prone to getting uterine rupture?

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Marianne DiNapoli
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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