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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
Depends : Without knowing your full history all i can say is: it varies from woman to woman. Talk to your doctor and you should have your cervical length checke ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
2 ways: This can be detected either by a manual exam or sonogram measurements.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
How short?: Short cervix only matters when it comes to pregnancy. If cervix is < than 2.5 cm long, there is increased risk of prematurity. Your OB can check fo ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Usually none.: Short cervix is generally noted on prenatal sonogram without maternal symptoms. Vaginal Progesterone may help in some of these cases.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ultrasound: doctors generally only look for a short cervix after a person has had a history of a preterm delivery. In the next pregnancy, doctor will perform tran ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: The only time that would be an issue is during pregnancy. During pregnancy a woman who is known to have a short cervix should be followed closely for ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If you are pregnant with a short cervix, your doctor may recommend a cerclage which is a stitch placed around the cervix to strengthen it and hopefull ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Short cervix" ?'s: At 29w of pregnancy, if this is your first pregnancy, cervical length is reduced normally as the pressure of the weight of the fetus will begin to ope ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Sometimes the cervix is just that way naturally. Sometimes it has been changed by surgical rpocedures. A short or weakened cervix is concerning for ... Read More
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