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Old Sep 19th, 2017, 07:51 AM   1
fuschia
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3rd c-section, uterus tear during second - am I at risk?


During my second c-setion ( just over 2 years ago) the surgeon accidentally tore my uterus, I believe it was a small tear on the right extending the incision.

At the time she said that any subsequent babies would be born via c-section. I asked if she would advise I have no more/ how many I would be advised but she said she can't advise on that.

So I thought nothing of it and now I am pregnant with my 3rd baby. However, as my mind wanders I have started to worry about the condition my uterus is in following 2 c-sections and a tear!

My main concern is if I am at risk of just not being able to carry my baby to term. Does anyone know if there is a way they can check the condition of the scar/thickness to see if there is a problem?

Does anyone have any experience with this?

I am due to see a consultant at 20 weeks so I will certainly be highlighting my concerns at that stage but Im not sure I get a chance before =hand as Im unsure a midwife will be able to comment on this specific issue.

Thank you in advance - getting myself a bit worried!



 
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Old Sep 19th, 2017, 12:51 PM   2
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I had something similar happen during my first c-section. Dr tore my uterus. Nothing really changed though, just meant I had a longer incision than some. It healed up well and during my second c-section the Dr commented that they could barely see any scaring from my first c-section! Now I'm pregnant with my 3rd and going for a vba2c and was told it would have no bearing on my risks! Also was told that torn tissue heals better and stronger than cut tissue!



 
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Old Sep 19th, 2017, 16:16 PM   3
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Pinkpassion thank you for sharing your experience with me ! That sounds really positive congrats and best of luck for your vbac xxx



 
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Old Sep 21st, 2017, 13:34 PM   4
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Interesting! I had a tear in my uterus when they went in to get Emma - however it was already there, due to adhesions, and I'm lucky it didn't cause any harm. The doctor didn't cause it. I had my tubes tied, which I was doing anyway, but he said it was a good thing anyway as my poor uterus looked rather stresses out and used up! It was fine at c-section number 2 so I guess having a third baby didn't do it any good.



 
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Old Sep 27th, 2017, 11:37 AM   5
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During my second c-setion ( just over 2 years ago) the surgeon accidentally tore my uterus, I believe it was a small tear on the right extending the incision.

At the time she said that any subsequent babies would be born via c-section. I asked if she would advise I have no more/ how many I would be advised but she said she can't advise on that.

So I thought nothing of it and now I am pregnant with my 3rd baby. However, as my mind wanders I have started to worry about the condition my uterus is in following 2 c-sections and a tear!

My main concern is if I am at risk of just not being able to carry my baby to term. Does anyone know if there is a way they can check the condition of the scar/thickness to see if there is a problem?

Does anyone have any experience with this?

I am due to see a consultant at 20 weeks so I will certainly be highlighting my concerns at that stage but Im not sure I get a chance before =hand as Im unsure a midwife will be able to comment on this specific issue.

Thank you in advance - getting myself a bit worried!
Hey I don't have any direct experience but wanted to say I have similar worries as have had two previous csec , one emcs and one elcs. I haemorrhaged in my last one and I've since been diagnosed with lupus so I'm worried as on daily aspirin to prevent blood clots .

Anyway , sending you hugs and happy pregnancy vibes



 
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