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Abnormal Uterine Contraction

Dystocia Uterine


  • Brow presentationBrow presentations usually are transient fetal presentations with deflexion of the fetal head. 25 3. Face presentationIn face presentation, the fetal head is fully deflexed from the longitudinal axis. 4.[powershow.com]
  • All these lead to ill fitting of the presenting part into the lower uterine segment.[slideshare.net]
  • . · Less serious · Normal uterine contraction & inertia o Diagnosis o Feels less pain, o Less hardening of uterus during contr, o uterus relaxed in between contr, o No cervical dilatation, o Memb present o Maternal & fetal condition remain good till late[wisesteps.wordpress.com]
  • […] contractions of the vagina 812 312 Deformities of the pelvis 320 stuns AND SYMPTOMS 0F PREGNANCY 87 Signs of plural gestation 96 Causes of parturition 103 MOLE PREGNANCY 114 Causes 120 Treatment x 127 Retroversion 135 Anteversion 141 PART III 156 Cranial presentations[books.google.de]
  • Amniotomy: Providing that; vaginal delivery is amenable, the cervix is more than 3 cm dilatation and the presenting part occupying well the lower uterine segment.[gfmer.ch]
  • The magnitude of increased risk was even greater for women who went from underweight to obese.[glowm.com]
Pelvic Mass
  • Other anatomic abnormalities of the reproductive tract may cause dystocia is soft tissue dystocia may be caused by uterine or vaginal congenital anomalies, scarring of the birth canal, pelvic masses, or low implantation of the placenta. 24 --Abnormalites[powershow.com]
  • Uterine myomas are the most common pelvic masses associated with dystocia. They may obstruct the birth canal or cause malpresentation of the fetus.[glowm.com]
  • […] applied become bladder blade blood bones bowels Caesarean section cause character chiefly child condition consequence contraction convulsions cord course craniotomy curve cyst danger death decidua deformity delivery difficulty dilated direction disease excitement[books.google.de]
  • Excitation-contraction coupling of the myometrium is a central component of healthy functioning of the uterus.[scitechnol.com]
  • Uncoordinated contraction of the uterus weak (high-uterine contraction weak) uterine contractions in the polarity inversion, the contractions began on both sides is not of the uterine horn, the exciting site from the uterine contractions of one or more[humans-health.blogspot.com]
  • Diabetes: diet and exercise Introduction Interventions aimed at increasing exercise combined with diet have been shown to decrease the incidence... maternity care Diet, medications and Lifestyle during Pregnancy Introduction Pregnancy can be a very exciting[medical4free.com]
  • As your contractions intensify, you may: Feel restless and excited Find it difficult to stand Have food and fluid restrictions Want to start using any breathing techniques or other calming measures to manage pain and anxiety Feel the need to shift positions[cwcare.net]
Regular Uterine Contractions
  • uterine contractions in normal labor are expulsive power to deliver the fetus.[omicsonline.org]
  • Prolonged Latent Phase The latent phase of labor begins with the onset of regular uterine contractions and extends to the beginning of the active phase of cervical dilatation.[powershow.com]
  • CERVICAL DYSTOCIA Definition Failure of the cervix to dilate within a reasonable time in spite of good regular uterine contractions. 43.[slideshare.net]
  • CERVICAL DYSTOCIA Definition Failure of the cervix to dilate within a reasonable time in spite of good regular uterine contractions.[gfmer.ch]
Bladder Distention
  • Other possible causes of upper genital tract dystocia include ovarian tumors, bladder distention, a pelvic kidney, excess adipose tissue, uterine malposition, and cervical stenosis or neoplasm.[glowm.com]


  • DIFFERENTIALS Other Problems to be Considered: False labor Placental abruption Premature labor WORKUP Lab Studies: No specific laboratory studies are used to assess abnormal labor.[www1.cgmh.org.tw]


  • · Supportive treatment: · correct dehydration &ketoacidosis, · Sedation, · antibiotics · Definitive treatment: · rupture uterus rule out then cs o Cervical dystocia · Cervix fails to dilate despite of good ut contractios o Causes · Primary · common in[wisesteps.wordpress.com]
  • Cesarean section is the treatment of choice in true inlet contraction. 21 Midpelvis contraction it is more frequent than inlet dystocia because the midpelvis is smaller than the inlet and positional abnormality is more common at this level.[powershow.com]
  • […] requiring the operation 288 PART V 294 CHAPTER II 307 Cicatrices or contractions of the vagina 812 312 Deformities of the pelvis 320 stuns AND SYMPTOMS 0F PREGNANCY 87 Signs of plural gestation 96 Causes of parturition 103 MOLE PREGNANCY 114 Causes 120 Treatment[books.google.de]
  • Management  Provide supportive therapy  Analgesic and sedation  Hydration  Prophylactic antibiotic  Definitive treatment  Destructive surgery if fetus is dead  Fetus alive-C/S 42.[slideshare.net]
  • [ Time Frame: 30 minutes after treatment ] Uterine contractility will be measured by vaginal ultrasound before and 30 minutes after treatment with Nifedipine or placebo Secondary Outcome Measures : Implantation and pregnancy rates [ Time Frame: 4 weeks[clinicaltrials.gov]


  • In the absence of fetopelvic disproportion, conservative management, consisting of support and close observation, and therapy with oxytocin augmentation both carry a good prognosis for vaginal delivery. 14 3.[powershow.com]
  • In the developing nations pelvimetry, preferably by CT scan (if available), still has a place to enable the obstetrician to make a decision about a vaginal delivery, but this prognosis is not particularly accurate, as different observers attach different[clinicalgate.com]
  • Prognosis: The prognosis of subsequent pregnancies depends on the cause for abnormal labor. For example, if it occurs from macrosomia, the next infant may not be macrosomic.[www1.cgmh.org.tw]
  • Encephaloceles, which carry a poor prognosis, are usually fragile and may rupture during delivery. Potentially viable conjoined twins require delivery by cesarean section.[glowm.com]


  • Etiology  Ineffective uterine contractions  Malpresentation, Malposition (abnormal relationship between the cervix and the presenting part)  Spasm (contractions) of the cervix 45.[slideshare.net]
  • (below presenting part) : below head/on neck/ over placenta - raising (not fixed) - fixed - always in prolonged 2nd stage of labour - common in 2nd stage of labour, but may occur late 1st stage, 3rd st hourglass contraction causing retained placenta etiology[quizlet.com]
  • The etiology and diagnosis of pelvic abnormalities begins with the shape, classification, and clinical assessment of the adult female pelvis..[powershow.com]
  • Etiology It is more common in multiparas when there are; • strong uterine contractions, • small sized baby, • roomy pelvis, • minimal soft tissue resistance.[medical4free.com]
  • ETIOLOGY • Advance age of mother. • Prolonged pregnancy. • Over distension of uterus due to twins or hydromnios. • Psychological factors. • Contracted pelvis. • Malpresentation. • Injudicious administration of sedatives analgesics and oxytotics. • Premature[theideas2015.blogspot.com]


  • Methods Statistics Trigonometry Medical & Nursing Anatomy Anesthesiology Audiology Bacteriology Biochemistry Bioethics Biomedical Science Cardiology Cardiovascular Childbirth Chiropractic Dentistry Dermatology Diagnostic Imaging Drugs Endocrinology Epidemiology[brainscape.com]
  • When studied epidemiologically, prolonged latent phase seems to be a relatively benign labor disorder.[glowm.com]
Sex distribution
Age distribution


  • Keywords: A fundamental problem in developing therapeutic interventions for uterine dysfunction is that the electrical profile of the myometrium, and how it changes in physiological, let alone pathophysiological, situations is unknown.[scitechnol.com]
  • (Please refer to the Pathophysiology for information regarding adequate contractions.) Abnormal labor constitutes any findings that fall outside the accepted normal labor curve.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Passenger (infant size and fetal presentation, eg, in cephalic-occiput anterior or occiput posterior vs breech or transverse) Pelvis or passage (size and adequacy of the pelvis) Power (uterine contractility) Pathophysiology: A prolonged latent phase may[www1.cgmh.org.tw]
  • To date, our knowledge is incomplete about the pathophysiologic mechanism governing eccentric contractile activity in the junctional zone in women of endometriosis.[rbej.biomedcentral.com]


  • Avoid excessive use of sedative drugs, to check for cephalopelvic disproportion said, is the prevention of uterine contractions and weak effective measures.[humans-health.blogspot.com]
  • […] or little labour pain (weak) -no maternal or foetal distress -no moulding or caput succedaneum -if persist during 3rd st: retained placenta, atonic post partum hge elderly primigravida nervousness anxiety full bladder loaded rectum mx of 1ry inertia preventive[quizlet.com]
  • Drugs, weakening contractile activity of myometrium Those drugs are used, basically, for stopping of premature labor and weakening of labor activity during fastened labor, for preventing of labor ways traumas.[en.wikiversity.org]
  • Internal examination reveals: · Vagina- dry and hot and the discharge is offensive · Cause of obstructed labour is revealed PREVENTION It is a preventable condition.[nursingcontentbank.blogspot.com]
  • Adenomyosis prevents effective uterine contractions during a period making it more painful and prolonged. In the majority of cases, adenomyosis and endometriosis are present and symptomatic at the same time.[amigsurgery.com]

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