Inverted Uterus During Delivery

Filed under: Issues - 25 Feb 2013  | Spread the word !

There can occur many complications during delivery. One of them is inverted uterus during labor. This means that the uterus is turned out, also named inverted and it protrudes through the cervix and then into or through the vagina.


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A woman’s uterus may also be inverted if the placent is firmly attached and doctors pull hard to remove it. An interved uterus is a complication that requires medical emergency and must be treated very fast. Usually, this problem is solved by doctors by returning the uterus to its normal position by hand.


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In many cases, the patient needs to take pain relievers and sometimes even general anesthesy is required. Fortunately, most women recover fully after this procedure. In specific cases, surgery is required to return the uterus to its normal position.


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This is not the most dangerous complication that can emerge during giving birth. There are others life threatening complications such as placenta accreta, excessive uterine and uterus bleeding, uterine rupture and amniotic fluid embolism.

All these complications are very rare, but in all cases prompt diagnosis and treatments are crucial. In some cases, blood transfusions and assistance with breathing may be required.


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Fortunately, medicine evolved very much and now there are many other new tools that can save the life of women and their babies or preventing health complications during delivery. Thus, survival rates are increased for mothers and babies.