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Can Cervical Length Increase
For a twin pregnancy, what is considered a short cervical length? Is 2.5 CM at 24 weeks considered short (and so put me at increased risk for ptl)?
Depends: All twin pregnancy are at risk for ptl. Your cervix at 2.5 cm requires follow up with your high risk doctor to make sure is not shortening any more. Don't stress too much, make sure u let the doctor know if you get cramping, bleeding or leakage of fluid. Make sure you keep ur appts as well.
23 wks pregnant. Cervix length increased from 2.6 to 2.9cm in a week with bed rest+progesterone. Had an orgasm in my sleep. Can this b bad for cervix?
If orgasm did not: Precipitate regular contractions; you have nothing to worry about.
Not normal: A 3 cm cervix at 21 weeks is not what most women's cervix measures, but it has been deemed sufficiently long to herald a risk for preterm delivery, which it does, when the cervix is shorter than 3 cm at that gestational age.
Yes: 3.2cm is more or less normal. One study found that at 24 weeks gestation, the average cervical length is 3.5 cm. We start to worry if it is shorter than 2.5cm as there is a 1/5 chance of pre-term delivery. Best wishes!
Premature delivery: In women who have a history of premature delivery, the length of the cervix can be monitored as a sign of a possible premature delivery again. Sometimes an extremely shortened cervix may be a sign of premature delivery in a woman who has no history of premature delivery.See 1 more doctor answer
Checked me IUD strings and they feel shorter. Do the length change with cervix positing throughout the cycle?
Ok: I would not worry as long as you can feel the strings.
See your doctor!: That should be a question for your obstetrician. I wish you the very best!See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A normal cervical length during pregnancy ranges from 3.0-5.0cm.
Varies: Most patients with cervical cancer can be cured. Prognosis will depend heavily on the stage of disease, which is determined by bulk and spread of disease.
What did your OB say: Anything under 3.0 cm needs to be watched closely as you may end up needing a stitch (cerclage) but that is usually done if cervix gets down to 2.5cm or less but your OB should have already discussed this at length with you and if your OB has not then you need to call or go in for a visit and if you were my pt I would let the perinatologist who I use to follow your cervix and decide if u need one.See 1 more doctor answer
What is the normal cervical length at 12 weeks. Mine was 3.1cm. Is it normal? I had a previous loss at 20 weeks for no known reason.
20 week loss: The most important issue here is that your doctor make a judgment call regarding your last pregnancy in order to manage this one. Using the information they have they need to determine the most likely cause of the the 20 week loss. If it was preterm labor then 17 Hydroxy Progesterone injections should be used. If they feel cervical incompetence was likely then they should perform a cerclage.
Helps to check: Checking the cervical length give an approximation of how likely you are to still carry the pregnancy and not get close to delivery. If the cervix length is 3cm or more, there is less likely a premature delivery. But this is only a guide. If you start having strong contractions this could change quickly. Also some women go the whole pregnancy with a cervical length of 2cm.See 1 more doctor answer
My wife s ultrasound report showed her cervix measured 2.9 cms in length. Is this normal. And what does it mean?
Pregnant?: Depends why they did the ultrasound. If she is pregnant, how many weeks? This can help give a risk of preterm delivery. If she's not pregnant, it doesn't really mean anything.