dystocia

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dystocia

 [dis-to´she-ah]
abnormal labor or childbirth.
fetal dystocia that due to shape, size, or position of the fetus.
maternal dystocia that due to some condition inherent in the mother.
placental dystocia difficult delivery of the placenta.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

dys·to·ci·a

(dis-tō'sē-ă),
Difficult childbirth.
[G. dystokia, fr. dys-, difficult, + tokos, childbirth]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

dystocia

Difficult childbirth, difficult labor Obstetrics A period of nonprogression of labor ≥ 4 hrs after the cervix has dilated to 3 cm Etiology Abnormal presentation, too small a birth canal or uterine dysfunction
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

dys·to·ci·a

(dis-tō'sē-ă)
Difficult childbirth.
[G. dystokia, fr. dys-, difficult, + tokos, childbirth]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

dystocia

Abnormal labour from failure of the expulsive power of the womb, from obstruction to the birth passage or from abnormalities in the size, shape or presentation of the baby.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Dystocia

Failure to progress in labor, either because the cervix will not dilate (expand) further or (after full dilation) the head does not descend through the mother's pelvis.
Mentioned in: Cesarean Section
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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After observation for 12 hours, the staff referred her to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India, as a primigravida at term with obstructed labour, with the cervix 4 cm dilated, fetal station at -3.
He explained that one of the most serious injuries of childbirth, obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged, obstructed labour due to the lack of timely and adequate medical care.
The biggest killers of women are haemorrhage, sepsis, obstructed labour, and eclampsia.
The first case received by the field hospital was a patient with obstructed labour, who was admitted for surgery.
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One of the complications resulting from FGM is obstructed labour which occurs due to acquired gynaetraesia [12].
It is mainly caused by prolonged obstructed labour without timely emergency obstetric care but can be repaired through a surgical procedure, they added.
Regarding systemic complications grand multiparas are at high risk of developing hypertension, diabetes, anemia and obesity.7 While regarding obstetric complications these women are at increased risk of malpresentations, obstructed labour, placenta previa, placenta abruption, retained placenta, ruptured uterus, post partum hemorrhage, caesarian sections and caesarian hysterectomy.
Risks and complications from the brutal act include haemorrhaging, septicaemia, tetanus, bacterial and viral infections such as HIV due to the instruments used, fistula, prolonged or obstructed labour and in some cases even death.
The causes of obstetric fistulas are numerous, and include prolonged or obstructed labour, spontaneous abortion, and female genital mutilation, amongst other causes (10).
The official exclaims that teenage girls that fall victims to child marriages suffer from a number of illnesses including high blood pressure, prolonged or obstructed labour, hemorrhage and severe forms of infection.
The vesicovaginal fistula was secondary to prolonged obstructed labour in 59.4% with iatrogenic cause in 36.7%.