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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

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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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When the doctor can remove a cerclage later in pregnancy do you have to go thru labor after the removal?

Eventually: The cerclage is typically removed around week 35-36 i most cases assuming the plan is to have a vaginal delivery. It is not possible to predict when the onset of labor will begin. It could be hours, days, weeks depending on the individual. ...Read more

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I'm 27 weeks pregnant and had a cervical cerclage inserted at 16 weeks. I'm so horny I can't handle it, can I masterbate?

Call your OB MD: This is a question that you have to ask your treating OB MD because orgasm can cause contractions which can precipitate "real" labor. Your OB MD may or may not want you to test the strength of the cerclage suture at this point especially if you have a history of premature labor and delivery. ...Read more

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My wife is 21 weeks pregnant . During 19th week doctor did Cervical cerclage (cervical stitch).Can she do a long travel via train now ( 6 hrs journey)?

My wife is 21 weeks pregnant . During 19th week doctor did Cervical cerclage (cervical stitch).Can she do a long travel via train now ( 6 hrs journey)?

Get clearance: The best person to advise you on this is the doctor taking care of her during this pregnancy. They can assess the cervical length and factor that into her individualized risk of preterm labor based on her clinical history. ...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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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 ?

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. ...Read more

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Very embarrassing but think I have a tampon stuck. Inserted one without realising one was still in. How do I get it out? What will the doctor have do?

Very embarrassing but think I have a tampon stuck. Inserted one without realising one was still in. How do I get it out? What will the doctor have do?

Easy resolution.: If you really can't find it yourself and your partner cannot help you, then schedule an appointment with your doctor. It will be like getting a pap smear. The speculum will show where the tampon is and the doctor just has to grab it with an instrument. Be seen asap to get this taken care of. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can ear wicks be inserted without a physician?

Not adviseable: If you don"t know what you are doing you can do damage to the ear canal or the ear drum. ...Read more

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How do the doctors insert a central venous catheter?

How do the doctors insert a central venous catheter?

Thru a vein: Then it is directed to higher up in the venous circulation. ...Read more

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What's the name of the liquid that doctors insert in your anus when you're constipated?

What's the name of the liquid that doctors insert in your anus when you're constipated?

Enema: If it's the pill it's called suppositories, but usally liquids are known as enemas, they come in different varieties. ...Read more