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What are the tests for laceration of cervix during previous childbirth?

What are the tests for laceration of cervix during previous childbirth?

Observation: Simply looking at the cervix can sometimes tell if there was a prior laceration (by seeing how it healed). ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Laceration Of Cervix (Definition)

Cervix is latin for neck and may refer to many organs but it usually refers to the opening of the uterus into the vagina. Any trauma in this region including instrumentation or scoping or placement of an iud or agressive sexual practices may cause a laceration to the cervix with subsequent scarring. A pap smear is performed on the ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: laceration of cervix?

What is the definition or description of: laceration of cervix?

Cervix laceration: Cervix is latin for neck and may refer to many organs but it usually refers to the opening of the uterus into the vagina. Any trauma in this region including instrumentation or scoping or placement of an iud or agressive sexual practices may cause a laceration to the cervix with subsequent scarring. A pap smear is performed on the lining of the cervix. ...Read more

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Is it easy to have a virginal birth after about 4 years having cervix laceration during birth?

Need for examination: I trust you mean vaginal birth. You should consult your doctor to assess the degree of damage to the cervix. The cervical damage assessment is more to ascertain your ability to carry a pregnancy than the delivery. ...Read more

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Hi every one can someone tell me is there a treatment for short cervix?

Incompetant Cervix: Is what i think you are describing. This is where pregnancies end with early delivery as the cervix dilates and is unable to keep the fetus inside the uterus. This is treated with a cerclage, which is basically a purse string shown through the cervix. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i was diagnosed with a short cervix.?

Depends: The only time that would be an issue is during pregnancy. During pregnancy a woman who is known to have a short cervix should be followed closely for the development of an incompetent cervix - that is usually accomplished by performing serial trans-vaginal ultrasound measurements of the cervix and allows for considering a cervical cerclage if the cervix is found to be shortening further. ...Read more

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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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What are the latest findings to preserve a pregnancy with short cervix and delivery near 20 weeks?

What are the latest findings to preserve a pregnancy with short cervix and delivery near 20 weeks?

Complex: If you have a short cervix and no history of preterm birth, vaginal Progesterone can be very helpful. If you have a prior preterm birth, cerclage may be the way to go. Talk to your doctor about the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant and was told I have a short cervix what does this mean?

I'm 35 weeks pregnant and was told I have a short cervix what does this mean?

Short Cervix: The cervix is the passage way where the baby travels from the uterus to the vagina when being delivered. The longer the cervix, the longer the baby has to travel, which may mean longer labor before the baby is delivered. Thus when the cervix is short there is unfortunately an increased risk of premature delivery and your doctor may recommend increased bed rest in the next few weeks before delivery ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Short Cervix (Definition)

Cervical insufficiency, or cervical incompetence, is a condition where the cervix begins to dilate (open wider) or efface (become thinner) before the baby has reached full term. This may occur in the absence of uterine contractions, and may cause ...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