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A 34-year-old female asked:

Had a cercalge put in at 13wks water still broke at 17 wks. cervix was closed but still lost baby doctor have no answer. i'm so hurt. any explanation ?

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Dr. Scott Richard
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shortened cervix: I am sorry to hear of your recent pregnancy loss. Since a cerclage was placed at 13 weeks, you either have a history of loss, or a shortened cervix. Common reasons for both are previous procedures on your cervix (LEEP, etc) or often times age. The older women get, the more likely they are to have a miscarriage. Ask your OB for an MFM referral before your next attempt at pregnancy.

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Last updated Nov 15, 2016

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