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Doctor insights on: Cervical Cerclage Complications

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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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Cervical conization risks while pregnant?

Cervical conization risks while pregnant?

Pregnancy: Miscarriage could occur if early in pregnancy. Preterm labor/delivery or cervical weakening could occur if later. Would advise discussing with a gyn oncologist and hi risk ob--if cancer risk is high that may outweigh pregnancy risks. ...Read more

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Can 2 abortions course cervical cancer?

Can 2 abortions course cervical cancer?

No: I'm sorry your life has taken this turn, but it's the hpv virus, rather than the elective abortions (do i understand correctly?) that caused the cancer. ...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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Is having a cervical cerclage dangerous?

Cerclage: as with any procedure there are risks. As procedures go a cerclage is at the lower end of the risk scale. Be sure to discuss with your OB. ...Read more

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23wks w/emergent cerclage at 21 weeks.week after stitch all closed 40mm cervix.today funneling 8mm.closed cervix 35mm.% chance of PPROM?

High: I would not give up but this is not a very encouraging development and you are still terribly early. Even every day is significant so good luck. ...Read more

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How risky is anterior cervical fusion?

How risky is anterior cervical fusion?

3 months: Assuming a proper work-up has been done and conservative care has failed, most patients do very well from a single level cervical fusion. Average time for a complete recovery is 3 months. Although there are risks with any surgery, most patients do very well. Check out spine health.Com. ...Read more

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Have IC.21 weeks cervix 23mm,funneling 22mm.no bulging sac.placed emergent cerclage successfully.strict bedrest. % chance of carrying at least 28wks?

Likely very good: You should have a very good chance of reaching 28 weeks and longer. The current literature would support your management, with a cerclage placed for your history of an incompetent cervix. However, current literature would take exception to the "strict bed-rest" as that will increase the risk for complications such as a DVT while not decreasing the risk for premature or preterm delivery. ...Read more

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How serious is cervical spinal fusion..?

How serious is cervical spinal fusion..?

A common procedure: Cervical spinal fusion for a herniated cervical disc is a common procedure done by neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons. There are certainly risks to the surgery, but in the proper hands the outcomes are excellent. You also need to evaluate the situation and ensure that the symptoms can be treated effectively with the fusion. ...Read more

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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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Can mcdonald cerclage fail?

Yes: Transvaginal cerclages can fail for many different reasons. These types of procedures are reserved for women that have been diagnosed with cervical insufficiency. If you have experienced a pregnancy loss in the second trimester and if you have failed a transvaginal cerclage discuss with your doctor the possibiity of a pre-conceptual transabdominal cerclage (tac) for the next pregnancy. ...Read more

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29wks pregnant with incompetent cervix and emergent cervical cerclage.CL is 20mm.is that length mucus plug enough to protect from ascending bacteria?

29wks pregnant with incompetent cervix and emergent cervical cerclage.CL is 20mm.is that length mucus plug enough to protect from ascending bacteria?

Cerclage: With certain Cerclage placement the cervical mucus should remain in tact. Therefore believe that you have nothing to worry about but need routine checkups concerning your cerclage ...Read more

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Pregnant with triplet.Have history of preterm labor 29 weeks (twins) due to rupture membrane.Is it important to do cervical cerclage? (cervix is fine)

Hmmmm. : Let's see. You had preterm labor at 29 weeks with twins and are pregnant with triplets? I'd go for cerclage given the risk of an incompetent cervix is present with 3 babies. I'm guessing you see a perinatologist? If that's what she/he is recommending, i'd sign up for it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cervical tear due to cerclage ripping out?

Can happen if labor: If labor occurs with cerclage can tear then would maybe need repair. ...Read more

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Pregnacy safe after uterine artery embolization for cervical pregnancy?

Pregnacy safe after uterine artery embolization for cervical pregnancy?

Pregnancy and UAE: Many studies have described successfully and, presumably, healthy pregnancies carried to term after uterine artery embolization. You will need to consult with your ob/gyn regarding your particular circumstance, especially given your history of cervical pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are rehabilitation procedure for cervical lordosis painful?

Are rehabilitation procedure for cervical lordosis painful?

McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Use of heat, rubs, electrical devices and ultrasound is not a long-term answer. No pain no gain to a point. ...Read more

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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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Is having a cervical cerclage dangerous?

Cerclage: as with any procedure there are risks. As procedures go a cerclage is at the lower end of the risk scale. Be sure to discuss with your OB. ...Read more

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How do I know if my cervical cerclage is ok?

Seeing doc: Your doc should check regulalry for it and make sure its in place. If you get cramps and bleeding see your doc asap. ...Read more

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How do I know if my cervical cerclage is okay?

Difficult: Your cerclage will be checked by your OB either by inspection or ultrasound. I prefer ultrasound to check for length of cervix and any beaking membranes (amniotic sac pushing into the cervix). You should call your doc if you have pressure or increased discharge (especially watery, mucousy, or blood-tinged) for an evaluation. Try to keep pressure off your cervix and good luck. Avoid any straining. ...Read more

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20. 3 day u/s 1.3 CM cervix w/funneling (16. 3 u/s 3 CM cervix w/o funneling). Dr200mg progest tabs-cerclage risky. 21.3 u/s 1.9 w/funneling. Do more.

20. 3 day u/s 1.3 CM cervix w/funneling (16. 3 u/s 3 CM cervix w/o funneling). Dr200mg progest tabs-cerclage risky. 21.3 u/s 1.9 w/funneling. Do more.

Not much: I'm so sorry you're going through this, it must be nerve wracking. Your cervix is shortening. I'm sure you're being followed by a maternal fetal medicine specialist, if not, consider a consultation with one. Hopefully the cervix doesn't continue to shorten. Definitely get steroids for fetal lung maturity at 24 weeks. Pelvic rest and off work. Progesterone can't hurt, and may help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Cervical tear due to cerclage ripping out?

Can happen if labor: If labor occurs with cerclage can tear then would maybe need repair. ...Read more

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What happens if i orgasm after a cervical cerclage?

Should have pleasure: Should not affect the cerclage. Rear entry for vaginal penetration whilst spooning is probably sexual position of choice at this stage. ...Read more

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Am i going to be in a lot of pain after getting my cervical cerclage done?

Am i going to be in a lot of pain after getting my cervical cerclage done?

No.: You should have no pain after the cervical cerclage is placed. Any pain thereafter would be related to the pregnancy itself and not the suture. ...Read more

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I just got a cervical cerclage and I want oral sex done. Will it effect him?

No: But you really should make sure its ok by your doctor as asex causes contractions, and if you just had this done why push your luck. ...Read more

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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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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

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I had a sudden loss at 19w. Now 18w preg again. cervix measuring 30mm. Dr. is not giving cerclage or pshot. Is it ok or should I worry n consult?

Depends: It really depends on the reason for the miscarriage. If you had "cervical incompetence", meaning if your cervix opened before the right time, then you would need a cerclage for subsequent pregnancies. If you miscarried for other reasons then you probably don't need a cerclage. But you may need other treatment to prevent another miscarriage. Discuss this with your OB. ...Read more

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Cervix length is 3.8, am 12weeks pregnant. Do i need a cerclage?

See your doctor!: That should be a question for your obstetrician. I wish you the very best! ...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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How long after cervical cerclage is bed rest?

How long after cervical cerclage is bed rest?

Please ask your OB: Or the peri-natologist who placed your cerclage because that depends how the procedure went and if your cervix was already dilated or not and if you have any other problems and how much cramping if any you had after the procedure, so this is a question that should only be answered by the doc doing the cerclage. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do orgasms when there is cervical cerclage?

Risky: Orgasm would be expected to be associated with uterine contractions. That could cause a cervical cerclage to bleed or fail. The general recommendation after a cerclage is placed s for "pelvic rest", i.e. No sex (and no orgasms). ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more