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What causes a shortened cervix?

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Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Short cervix: The most common cause is pregnancy. It does not cause a problem otherwise. If your cervix is too thin too soon in pregnancy, you are at risk for preterm labor and will need evaluation and treatment. We usually do not know that a cervix will become too thin until it happens during pregnancy or if it happened during a previous pregnancy.

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