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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: can ruptured appendix damage uterus?

 LuNat - Mon May 25, 2009 12:01 pm

I had one child 4 years ago now have had 2 miscarriages (first at 8 week, 2 months later another at 5.5 weeks and 2 weeks later a chemical pregnancy).
I have had my hormone levels and thyroid checked and all have come back normal.
One year ago I had laproscopic appendectomy for a ruptured appendix. They removed one fallopian tube during this surgery. I believe my appendix was ruptured for 4 days.
Could this infection caused damage to my uterus that has caused me to miscarry?
My doctor dismissed my concern but I have not had my uterus examined except by ultrasound. Should I get a more through look inside to see if there is damage?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:50 pm

User avatar Hello,
While a ruptured appendix can result in PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), I am not familiar with uterine damage that would affect a pregnancy from this. Unfortunately, miscarriage is quite common and in most cases we don't know the cause. It just takes a lot of luck sometimes for everything to work out right, ovulation, fertilization, implantation, and proper development. Chromosomal abnormalities come into play and sometimes the embryo does not implant properly. Chances are you will still be able to conceive and carry a child to term.

Best wishes in your efforts.

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