Causes and Treatment of Uterine Rupture

UTERINE RUPTURE happens when the muscular walls of the womb tears during pregnancy.

Causes Of UTERINE RUPTURE

  1. Any surgery on the womb e.g. C/S (Cesarean section), myomectomy (removal of fibroid), etc

These surgeries leave scars on the womb and when a woman tries to push during labor can cause the womb to tear along those healed scars.

  1. If the womb is stretched too much due to too much amniotic fluid or more than one baby in cases of twins,triplets etc.

Complications Of UTERINE RUPTURE

  • Blood loss for the mother
  • The unborn baby is always more at risk as he/she spills out of the womb into the abdomen with no supply of oxygen. If the baby is not delivered within 10-40minutes, death due to lack of oxygen could happen.

Treatment Of UTERINE RUPTURE

  1. There are cases where the womb will have to be removed to stop bleeding, and some others the womb would be surgically repaired.
  2. Transfusion of blood to replace lost blood.
  3. Deliver baby surgically and place on oxygen immediately.

Prevention Of UTERINE RUPTURE

  • Register for Antenatal Care (ANC) and pay attention to your doctor

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