How is premature rupture of membranes diagnosed?

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A pelvic exam can determine if amniotic fluid is leaking. The fluid when placed on nitrazine paper turns dark blue. Smearing some fluid on a slide will look feathery under the microscope.

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What is premature rupture of membranes in prematurity or premature birth?

Premature rupture of membranes occurs when the amniotic sac is torn, causing the amniotic fluid to leak out.

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What is PPROM?

PPROM is an acronym for Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes. To explain it, we should break it apart: * Rupture of membranes (ROM) is the normal breaking of the amniotic membranes that occurs during labor. Most people call this "breaking their water." * Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) occurs when the amniotic membranes are ruptured (water breaks) before actual labor has started. Sometimes, physicians may rupture membranes prematurely in an attempt to induce or augment the labor process. PROM indicates this was not an intentional ROM * Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) indicates that there is premature rupture of membranes before the child has been carried to term (> 36 weeks gestation). J. DeLaughter, DO

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What is Preterm Premature Rupture Of the Membranes?

the rupture of the amniotic sac occur more than an hour before onset of labor is called premature rupture of the membrane.premature rupture of the membrane is preterm when its occur before 37 week of gestation

What does the medical abbreviation prom mean?

PROM in medical terms means premature rupture of membranes.

What are the symptoms associated with premature rupture of membranes?

Fluid leaking from the vagina (a large gush or a slow, constant trickle).

What complications can arise from endoscopic fetoscopy?

Endoscopic fetoscopy has the potential for causing infection in the fetus and/or mother; premature rupture of the amniotic membranes; premature labor; and fetal death.

What is the prognosis for premature rupture of membranes?

The prognosis in PROM varies. It depends in large part on the maturity of the fetus and the development of infection.

How is infection diagnosed as the cause of premature rupture of membranes?

Amniocentesis can determine infection. A fever and a high white blood cell count in the mother, increased heart rate of mother and/or fetus, foul smelling discharge from the vagina, a tender uterus.

What are symptoms of premature labor?

Uterus contractions, abdominal cramping (with or without diarrhea), pelvic region pressure, low backache, change in the vaginal discharge, dilation of the cervix, premature rupture of membranes.

What are the complications that may follow premature rupture of membranes?

Premature labor and delivery of the fetus, infections of the mother and/or the fetus (amnionitis and endometritis), and compression of the umbilical cord (leading to oxygen deprivation in the fetus).