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A 24-year-old female asked:

I'm high risk and i had vaginal cerclage but i still went into preterm labor and had him at 5 mos. was the cerclage not places correctly?

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Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: Cerclage only prevents cervical incompetence, not labor. A properly placed cerclage cannot prevent labor. A cerclage placed by any other surgeon would not have kept you pregnant longer than 5 months. I'm very sorry for your early delivery and the stress that must have caused.

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Last updated Oct 12, 2017

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