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Cervical Length Chart
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See your doctor!: That should be a question for your obstetrician. I wish you the very best! ...Read more
Wait and see: The cervix is a dynamic and you can't predict what will happen during a pregnacyby one exam, when you are not pregnant. Furthermore a shortened cervix doesn't necessarily always mean a premature delivery. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Hello doctor. Actually my cervix length was 3.9 at 12 weeks and now at 17 weeks It's 3cms. Are there chances to increase the length?
Cervical length: Cervical length decreases with ongoing pregnancy, and to some extent depends on whether you have had previous term pregnancy. There is no way to increase the length, as shortening is very normal, if it occurs without dilation of the cervix. Your ob provider should be able to reassure you by examination when/if the cervical shortening might become problematic. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
At 20 weeks, is cerclage good option and safe? My cervix length is 3 CM so not sure if I should go for cerclage now or at later stage?
Usually earlier: A cerclage is typically placed earlier in the pregnancy in patients who meet very specific criteria. A cervical length of 3 cm would be normal but their could be circumstances that a cerclage may be appropriate. Do not hesitate to get a second opinion from a perinatologist.. ...Read more
Lost my virginity last night. Guy is average length. Didn't hurt too much except deep when he'd go all in. Was he hitting my cervix? Am I normal?
Maybe and Yes.: Certainly possible that his penis could reach your cervix. Nothing that you have written suggests that you are not normal. Hopefully you had him use a condom? No free ride on the pregnancy risk for the first time! ...Read more
It varies: For a one-level discectomy and fusion the operation typically lasts 1-2hours. I typically let my patients go home the same day of surgery. Recovery varies from patient to patient. I tell my patients no strenuous activity for first 2 weeks. We then start to ease them back into full activity so that they're back to normal activity by 6-8 weeks. See http://youtu. Be/oyk49lnvx78 for a video. ...Read more
Low Normal: A cut-off of 2.5cm is frequently used as the low-end of normal. If the cervical length is less than 2.3, there is about a 20% chance of delivery prior to 34 weeks. Best wishes! ...Read more
Normal values for cx: The cervical length decreases during the course of pregnancy. Both values are well within the normal range for 19 and 21 weeks of prognancy. If the cervical length falls below 25 mm before the end of the 28th week, there is an incresed risk of pre-term delivery and your obstetrician will monitor you more closely. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my cervical length is 2.7 CM and I am 19 weeks pregnant. Should I be worried?
No: As long as the length of the cervix keep the baby in the uterus at 19 weeks then function tops measurements. ...Read more
8wks pregnant have 2 cyst on my right ovary one is 2cm plus I have less cervical fluid my baby length is 1.25 is it normal?
Fingerd @20 wk g1p0, brown spotng the nxt day, said threatnd ptl? Labs normal, posterior placenta grade 0 and cervix length normal, is sex ok @24wks?
Internet Medicine: You have a high risk pregnancy. None of us here thousands of miles away from your physician will want to interfere with or contradict any recommendations that your physician has provided to you. You have a high risk pregnancy. All questions about activities that are safe for your pregnancy should be directed to the physician providing you care in person. I am sorry. ...Read more