What is premature rupture of membranes (PROM) at term?

Updated: Dec 11, 2017
  • Author: Allahyar Jazayeri, MD, PhD, FACOG, DACOG, FSMFM; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
  • Print


Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) at term is rupture of membranes prior to the onset of labor at or beyond 37 weeks' gestation. PROM occurs in approximately 10% of pregnancies. Patients with PROM present with leakage of fluid, vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, and pelvic pressure, but they are not having contractions.

Source Article: Premature Rupture of Membranes: Premature Rupture of Membranes (at Term)

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!