Uterine rupture is defined as a tear or scar that opens completely through the layers of the uterus from a previous c-section. This condition is very rare and if occurred has to be treated immediately to safely recover the baby and mother. The uterus is filled with amniotic fluid and this fluid pushes the uterine cavity and ruptures. This can cause in pushing the baby along with the placenta into the abdominal cavity. When all the uterine layers are ruptured then it is referred to as complete uterine rupture.
A uterine rupture cannot be diagnosed early till it occurs. However measuring the thickness of scars in the uterine cavity from the previous c-section will be helpful to predicate the occurrence uterine rupture. During the labor contractions, the muscles and the amniotic fluid push through the layers to give away passage for the baby outward.
Some of the indication for having a uterine rupture includes:
In cases when uterine rupture is reported doctors arrange for immediate c-section to recover the baby safely from the womb. There is also condition in which the uterine wall ruptures is partially. Such limited opening of the uterine layers is termed as incomplete uterine rupture or uterine dehiscence. Here only one or two layers of the uterine cavity ruptures meanwhile the outer layer remains unaffected. Incomplete uterine rupture is common but remains unaffected to most cases as the baby is safe inside the amniotic fluid in the uterine cavity.
If uterine rupture is confirmed, the doctors calls in for emergency c-section and the baby is delivered safely. If the uterine damage is less, the layers are repaired during the surgery. If the uterine layers are totally damaged then doctors suggest for hysterectomy. After the surgery, patient will feel very weak due to heavy blood loss due to rupturing of uterine layers. It’s important to stay in bed and eat healthy to recover from the surgery impact. At Greenview medical centre we have an expert team of doctors and surgeons to discuss and organize treatment options and to take proper care from the beginning of the pregnancy to childbirth with no complications.
At Greenview medical centre we offer all the support and guidance for the expected parents to prevent any complication during the pregnancy period and to safely deliver a healthy baby. Greenview medical centre is a multispecialty hospital with well equipped infrastructure and have an expert team of doctors and surgeons to help you to recover from any medical conditions and to stay fit and healthy.
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