The uterus may be inverted if the placenta is firmly attached and doctors pull hard to remove it.
An inverted uterus is a medical emergency that must be treated promptly. Usually, doctors return the uterus to its normal position by pushing it back up. Pain relievers, sedatives, and sometimes a general anesthetic may be needed. A medication to relax the uterus (such as terbutaline) is given intravenously if needed. Intravenous fluids or a blood transfusion may be needed. Most women recover fully after this procedure.
Occasionally, surgery is required to return the uterus to its normal position.
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