Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Cerclage

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, unfortunately: That can happen, no guarantee when u get one that it will work.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Minutes: This is a simple procedure. The actual surgical time is a only a few minutes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends...: There are several different ways to do a cerclage. Some take longer than others. It also depends on your gestational age and how dilated your cervix ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cerclage: It will depend on how far dilated your cervix is after the stitch is removed. I have removed cerclage stitches and had patients deliver that same day. ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good: Rest and follow MD orders. Good luck!
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
High: I would not give up but this is not a very encouraging development and you are still terribly early. Even every day is significant so good luck.
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
?transabdominal cerc: Do you mean transabdominal cerclage? Yes, I do transabdominal cerclages on selected patients where cervical cerclages do not work ie. short crevices .
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely very good: You should have a very good chance of reaching 28 weeks and longer. The current literature would support your management, with a cerclage placed for y ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Debatable: It is debatable whether cerclages really make a difference in outcome. In this country they are offered to women who have a history of incompetent ce ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Transabdominal, or shirodkar, cerclages are normally done prior to pregnancy. They are dsigned to stay in since the uterine tissues grow over them. If ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Fetal movement will not cause the cervix to dilate. Contractions are what you need to worry about. Good luck!
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Cerclage: as with any procedure there are risks. As procedures go a cerclage is at the lower end of the risk scale. Be sure to discuss with your OB.
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not impossible: it sounds like you have a diagnosis of cervical insufficiency and you have a stitch place to prevent dilation. The stitch should be able to holdyour ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: But once u have a cerclage you will always need a cercalge.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Jones
34 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
High risk of PTL: Short cervix can increase the risk of preterm labor and delivery. There is treatment that can decrease the risk. Discuss the management of preterm de ... Read More
6
6 thanks
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
16 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes.: A transvaginal sonogram is typically the best way to diagnose placenta previa. The exam should be gentle and fairly fast. There may be some spotting a ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Richiusa
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Denpends: You need to know why are you getting a cerclage. If this is because of cervical insufficiency, you might need a cerclage with your next pregnancies.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
High Risk: Yes , you may have an incompetent os which has been responsible for your miscarriages.
1
1 thank
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stan Goykhman
23 years experience in Endocrinology
Vaginal: it depends , vaginal is preferred , unless you have contraindications for it i would check with your OB first
2
2 thanks
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Sutures: Sutures might be needed if there was a significant tear during delivery or if you had an episiotomy. If this doesn't address your question then please ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hmmmm. : Let's see. You had preterm labor at 29 weeks with twins and are pregnant with triplets? I'd go for cerclage given the risk of an incompetent cervix ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your OB doc: Or the perinatologist should have already gone over a detailed plan with you and your wife, so you really need to call your doc and discuss everything ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Discuss these: concerns with your obstetrician. Knowledge is power. Take care.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month