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What are the risks of going into labor with a trans abdominal cerclage in place ?

What are the risks of going into labor with a trans abdominal cerclage in place
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Cerclage: A circlage of any type is placed to help prevent premature opening of the cervix and possible premature delivery. The onset of labor will necessitate removal of the circlage if actual labor cannot be stopped. The force of labor contractions can tear the tissue surrounding the circlage, so if labor is suspected, see your healthcare provider immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Cerclage (Definition)

If you have a history of cervical insufficiency, or if your cervix appears short on an ultrasound, you may be offered a cerclage. A cerclage is a surgical procedure that involves stitching the cervix closed with a strong thread for the full-term of the pregnancy. After having a cerclage, a woman is usually prescribed medication to prevent a surgery-related miscarriage. The stitches are removed around the ninth month of pregnancy, or sooner if labor commences, ...Read more


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With incompetent cervix how early can I start progesterone injections and can I ask for a trans abdominal cerclage or do I need a tvc?

Depends...: Was your last pregnancy preterm? If so you can start Progesterone injections at 16 weeks. If your cervix is short, how short on ultrasound and how far preg are you? Depending on response you may need vaginal progesterone. (no evidence that injections work for short cervix alone-- evidence is for vaginal). Most people won't do trans abd cerclage during preg. You may get a mcdonald cerclage though. ...Read more

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Looking for cervical cerclage doctor. Want to try abdominal?

Not first time: Usually abdominal cerclage is reserved after the simple mcdonald cerclage failed, . ...Read more

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Cervix length:31(abdominal)26(vaginal sonogram)a doctor suggested cerclage without examining, another examined and said it's quite normal.Which one?

Cervix length:31(abdominal)26(vaginal sonogram)a doctor suggested cerclage without examining, another examined and said it's quite normal.Which one?

Need more info : It would be improper for anyone here to give you specific advise without knowing more about your or your specific obstetrical history. Vaginal sonograms are used to measure the length more accurately. ...Read more

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Hi I have had 2 second trimester losses due to ic really considering the abdominal cerlage any news on thia?

Hi I have had 2 second trimester losses due to ic really considering the abdominal cerlage any news on thia?

Incompetent Cervix: If you have findings consistent with incompetent cervix (painless dilation, early pregnancy losses...etc) you may benefit from a vaginal cerclage (2 types). We usually only perform abdominal cerclages on women who have failed vaginal placement or have virtually no cervix left for proper placement. It's better to place a cerlage before 15 weeks. Good luck and please discuss with your OB Doc. ...Read more

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When are cervical cerclages necessary?

When are cervical cerclages necessary?

Complicated: In general cerclage is indicated when a woman has a clear history of incompetent cervix and previable second trimester delivery. Its complicated though, and somewhat controversial among experts. One should consult with an OB or mfm about the issue if one thinks a cerclage might be needed. ...Read more

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I masturbated ans i have a cerclage is that bad?

Probably not, but...: A cerclage bears no imaginable reason to affect the process & pleasure of masturbation as long as doing in "right" way so not to let fantasy overdrive a person to overuse, misuse, and abuse the body or organs under the obsession of pleasure seeking. More? Ask your doctor placing such device. ...Read more

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Does cerclage effect future pregnancy?

Does cerclage effect future pregnancy?

Denpends: You need to know why are you getting a cerclage. If this is because of cervical insufficiency, you might need a cerclage with your next pregnancies. ...Read more

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Can an oncologist preform my cerclage?

No: U need to have a regular obgyn or a peri-natologist do that surgery if indeed you are a candidate for that. ...Read more

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When is a cerclage indicated for pregnancy?

When is a cerclage indicated for pregnancy?

Incompetent Cervix: A cerclage is indicated when there is a history of early pregnancy loss with no contractions, advanced dilation, and are often difficult to predict. Your OB history is important to help assess who's at risk & for surveillance. Cervical length by us is helpful to assess cervical competency & "beaking" (membranes folding into cervix) is a strong us sign. I usually perform cerclages @ 12-14 weeks. ...Read more

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Can I have sex one week following a cerclage?

Can I have sex one week following a cerclage?

NO: You can not have sex with a cerclage. That is not a good idea. There is a stitch holding your cervix closed. You do not want to mess with it. Also the normal sutures we use for a cerclage are quite sharp and could cause injury to your partner. ...Read more

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Can oral sex interfere with cervical cerclage surgery?

Can oral sex interfere with cervical cerclage surgery?

NO oral sex: When youare pregnant because there have been rare reports of an air embolis which is usually fatal, and you do not want to be doing any sexual activity if you ahve a cerclage because there is too much cahnce of you going into labor or getting premature rupture of membranes at an early gestaational age which is bad and I have seen both, so for the sake of your unborn child u need no sex untilafter. ...Read more

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How many ladies have had a cerclage and the pregnancy gone ok?

Many: Many of my patients have had successful cerclages and delivered at term. The argument is whether bedrest alone is just as good as a cerclage and rest.... I tell my patients that each pregnancy is different and has different risks. What works for one, may not work for another. Usually cerclages after 18 weeks are higher risk and not as successful as ones done earlier in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are there any doctors who do transabdominal cerclages in california?

Very rare procedure: Transabdominal cerclage is a rare procedure. Usually done for pregnancy related cervix insufficiency (or failure) in a patient with a failed regularly placed cerclage with the current or prior pregnancy. If this is your situation, you should be able to get a referral to a high risk obgyn close to you, from your regular doctor or your local hospital OB department. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it recommended for woman who have a short cervix to get cerclage?

Is it recommended for woman who have a short cervix to get cerclage?

Your O.B.'s decision: Cervical cerclage ('putting a string around the cervix) in order to prevent 2nd/3rd trimester pregnancy loss is a clinical decision usually based upon history of prior early pregnancy losse(s). You must decide if the cerclage procedure (w/ low complication rate) is worth the risk or the risk of losing the baby is greater. Congrats on the baby! ...Read more

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Is there a negative association between cervical cerclage and orgasm?

Should not be: Cervical cerclage should not affect/interfere with the ability to reach climax. It maybe emotionally inhibitted--i.e. By having a cerclage in place, you might be worrying that relation may injure it etc...Which in turn may have negative effect on your orgasm point etc...Otherwise, the cerclage itself should not. Good luck with the pregnancy! ...Read more

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If a cerclage torn my cervix will it go back to normal? How does it heal?

It will heal: The cervical tissue is very forgiving and heals well. ...Read more