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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Incompetent Cervix

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Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more


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Does anyone know the rate of a full term birth with an incompetent cervix?

Does anyone know the rate of a full term birth with an incompetent cervix?

Good: If pregnancy reaches full term then circlage can be divided and removed and normal healthy baby is delivered. ...Read more

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If losing two children because I have an incompetent cervix will i ever carry full term ?

Yes: A cerclage done at approximately 12-13 weeks of gestation will allow you to carry your baby to term. Cerclage is a procedure where a wide suture encircles the cervix to keep it closed till it is time to have your baby. ...Read more

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Will a cerclage and progesterone shots work for an incompetent cervix? Are there good success rates with the combination of the two?

Will a cerclage and progesterone shots work for an incompetent cervix? Are there good success rates with the combination of the two?

Please discuss with: Your OB , that is something that the OB who will be delivering you should discuss with you at length, it all depends on your individual situation, how short your cervix is , etc. Most women do quite well on the combination of the 2, but there are no gurantees. ...Read more

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How common are incompetent cervix?

How common are incompetent cervix?

Very uncommon: The incidence of incompetent cervix is well less than 1%. When suspected, the norm is for serial trans-vaginal ultrasound measurements of the cervix, usually starting at about 10 or 12 weeks of pregnancy. If incompetent cervix is detected, then a cerclage can be considered. ...Read more

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How do you know you have an incompetent cervix?

How do you know you have an incompetent cervix?

Repeated losses: Repeated pregnancy losses in 2nd trimaster painless bleeding and spontaneous termination repeatedly. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an incompetent cervix?

How do you know if you have an incompetent cervix?

Painless early deliv: Painless midtrimester delivery is a typical definition of incompetent cervix. More modern definitions rely increasingly on sonographic features before preterm birth, such as a very short cervical length (<15 mm by transvaginal sonography) in asymptomatic women. If you are diagnosed with incompetent cervix, vaginal Progesterone and possibly cervical cerclage could help you carry a pregnancy 2 term. ...Read more