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what is cervix not dilated

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Contractions: The contracting smooth muscle of the uterus applies a downward force on the opening of the fibrous tissue of the cervix causing it to expand and "dila ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
IT SHOULD NOT FEEL: Like anything.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
23 years experience Family Medicine
Small instrument: An iud folds up for insertion, so the cervix does not have to be dilated very wide (only about 3-4mm). In some women who have given birth before, it ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not Necessarily: There is no way to know for sure.Each situation is different.Sometimes the dilatation means soon, sometimes not. Good luck!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
CERVIX DILATED/PERI: During menstruation cervix sreches opens alittle to shed the endometrium, it is not dilated like misscariage or child birth when it can be fully dila ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: During the menstrual flow with or without cramping the cervical opening is slightly dilated at that time except in patients with cervical stenosis(blo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Chudacoff
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Two things: What is the purpose of the belly button? Why do kiwis have such a strange covering and can you eat it? Actually, I am being facetious, there is not ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mirena (levonorgestrel) insertion: Cervical dilatation usually unnecessary. If never had a baby, taking 400mcg Cytotec (misoprostol) 4-6 hours before, facilitates insertion and dilatati ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Bleeding: Heavy activity can cause increased risk of bleeding in certain circumstances. It sounds reasonable. Why were you having your cervix dilated?
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cervical insufficien: There are many thoughts to why an individual may have cervical insufficiency. The highest risk for this is reoccurance
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