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If I need a cerclage, when will the doctor insert it?

If I need a cerclage, when will the doctor insert it?

After 12 weeks: Usually women who need a cerclage have a history of lossing a pregnancy around 16 to 22 weeks. Generally women with an incompetent cervix will dilate painlessly. If a woman has such a history she may receive a cerclage or a stitch around the cervix to prevent it from opening. Generally such a cerclage would be placed after 12 weeks when the risk of a miscarriage is fairly low. ...Read more

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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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Any doctors in california experienced in performing a transabdominal cerclage?

MFMs : There are many. Try university-based maternal fetal medicine docs. If you're in pasadena, check usc. Also uc irvine. ...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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Why some doctor decline to perform a cerclage at 17 weeks?

Depends: There are certain clinical characteristics involved in the decision to perform a cerclage or not. In general in it performed after a previous second trimester loss that was not caused by ruptured membranes or preterm labor. In some cases it is performed when the cervical length is found to be short. If the right conditions are present a doctor should not decline and a 2nd opinion may be needed. ...Read more

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Why does my doctor want to do swab for infections right before the cerclage removal procedure?what if its positive, will he postpone removal?

Why does my doctor want to do swab for infections right before the cerclage removal procedure?what if its positive, will he postpone removal?

Possibly: That depends upon what they find. They may just want to treat you, to try and predict your risk for post-procedural infection, or they may in fact want to postpone the procedure. The best person to answer this question is the doctor performing the procedure. Good luck ...Read more

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Are there any maternal fetal medicine doctors that perform transabdominal cerclages in houston, texas? I am having difficulty locating any. Thank you

Cerclage: i would go to a Perinatologist in Houston first of all to determine if a cerclage and in particular, a TA cerclage is indicated in your situation. I'm not aware of anyone in particular in the Houston area that does TA cerclages. The top people in the country that perform TA cerclages are: Dr. Haney in Indianoplis ;Dr. Summerland in Chicago and Dr. Davis in NJ. I'm sure that there are also others. ...Read more

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Doc suggests cerclage for cervix as cautionary measure since I am having twins. Is this common?

Doc suggests cerclage for cervix as cautionary measure since I am having twins.  Is this common?

NO!: There is no data to suggest that cervical cerclage helps prolong twin or other multifetal pregnancies. Do not listen to anyone telling you otherwise - in fact seek another physician to care for your high-risk pregnancy if your current doctor has this attitude. A maternal-fetal medicine specialist is your best bet. Nothing can prevent preterm birth in twins for more than 48 hours. ...Read more