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What does it mean to have a high cervix

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Nothing: Cervical position only matters when you are in labor. There is no need to check it otherwise as is will not reliably indicate anything useful.
Dr. Justin Diedrich
Gynecology 15 years experience
Sounds normal : Sounds like a normal description of a cervix. They usually are softer near someone's period. You're late though, are you trying to get pregnant? Check... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Close to labor: Those specific words describe the qualities of the cervix, the entrance to the womb/uterus, during the last part of the pregnancy. "soft" means that t... Read More
Dr. Carline Louis-Jacques
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Labor indicator: You didn't mention if you're pregnant or not. A high soft open cervix is how a cervix is felt prior to labor. The changes give clues to whether or no... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not significant: This is merely an anatomical description based upon a pelvic examination and has no bearing upon function or reproductive capabilities.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Low cervix: If the cervix is unusually low in the vaginal canal, it means prolapse or dropping of the uterus. Occasionally, this can be caused by a mass or tumor ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Hmmm: I am assuming you are pregnant. That exam means you are may be quite a way from delivery.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Cervical checking: is not helpful. I know its all over the internet now, but it's complete nonsense. I recommend against it because it doesn't tell you anything reliable... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Nothing : I'm assuming you are pregnant. A cervix that is closed thick and high means you are not near delivery. Dry, i assume, refers to your membranes being... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Days Past Ovulation: Having a cervix that is high, soft, and closed is normal for someone who is 10 days past ovulation. We only want cervixes to be low, effaced, and di... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Means nothing: Your cervical position and consistency mean nothing and are not relevant. Neither are things anyone needs to check or worry about. This topic comes up... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Unlikely: With pregnancy cervix is softer and lower. You are describing a non pregnant cervix.
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