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What is done for a cervical ripening to induce labor?

What is done for a cervical ripening to induce labor?

Apply medication: The most common way to induce changes supporting progression of labor is to apply some chemicals that stimulate the opening of the cervix (dilatation) called prostaglandins. In addition, such things as nipple stimulation can release one's natural hormone, oxytocin, which can also stimulate labor naturally. ...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


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Cytotec (misoprostol) for cervical ripening. What r ur thoughts? 1/4 dose every 4 hours vaginally? Nervous after reading the info on it.

Cytotec (misoprostol) for cervical ripening. What r ur thoughts? 1/4 dose every 4 hours vaginally? Nervous after reading the info on it.

Depends on doctor: Your doctor will likely have a preferred dose depending on your cervical dilation. Hospitals also have preferred dosing schedules per their protocol. Vaginal, rectal and oral routes of delivery can be used at a variety of doses depending on each individual medical issues and cervical dilation. Not sure what you are reading that made you scared. It is a commonly used medication for induction. ...Read more

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What is the chances that a cervical ripening don't dilate my cervix and the baby don't drop when im at the hospital and they have to do a c-section?

What is the chances that a cervical ripening don't dilate my cervix and the baby don't drop when im at the hospital and they have to do a c-section?

Somewhat increased: Your chance of a c-section is normally around 25% and will be higher when you are starting an induction with an "unripe" cervix. Such an induction could take several days if you want to give yourself the best chance for a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Can swallowing progesterone help ripen the cervix?

Can swallowing progesterone help ripen the cervix?

Progesterone: I assume you are talking about ripening cervix prior in labor. If so, Progesterone is not commonly used for this purpose. Instead, prostoglandins such as Cytotec (misoprostol) can be used but i won' take it on my own initiative unless you are given it by your obgyn while in the hospital ready to have the baby. ...Read more

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Can swallowing cum ripen the cervix or bring on labor compared to evening primrose oil? Which one works better?

Can swallowing cum ripen the cervix or bring on labor compared to evening primrose oil? Which one works better?

See answer : Swallowing cum, no. There have been no scientific studies done that show evening primrose oil serves as a cervical ripener. All of the evidence pointing to the efficacy of evening primrose oil as a cervical dilator is anecdotal in nature. Also, no medical or scientific evidence that shows evening primrose oil to be either safe or unsafe. Best advice is to never attempt to induce labor on your own. ...Read more

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How cervical length can be increase?

Can't: it is what God gave you but see a obgyn surgeon to see if i am wrong , why lengthen it? ...Read more

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Does anyone have recurrent cervical lesions?

Yes: It is very common for women to have recurrent cervical lesions that can be of all types. If you are talking about cervical dysplasia the hpv virus has probably infected the cervix at one time and can continue to cause issues. ...Read more

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Could degenerative cervical disk diease get worse?

Yes: If you haven't been evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon - recommend that. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervical?

What is the definition or description of: cervical?

2 areas: 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 the uterus called cervix. ...Read more

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How far can cervical cance progress in three years?

Quite a lot: Cancer, left untreated tends to progress slowly but sometimes quite fast.... It is somewhat unpredictable. But 3 years of waiting and watching will make most cancers incurable. Yet some of them can still be managed and treatable especially cervix cancer which remains localized for a much longer period of time than most other cancers. ...Read more

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What does it mean if cervic is close when you get smear?

Does not mean much: If patient is seen for bleeding problem and cervix is stenosed, it is difficult to do a endometrial biopsy. During a pregnancy, close to the delivery time, if cervix is closed woman probably will not go in to labor. On the other hand if cervix is more than than 3 cms dilated and effaced, will go in labor soon or can be induced easily. ...Read more

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What's cervical fluid produced and what are its functions?

Cervical fluid: Produced in the cervix, it is a lubricant that helps sperms move thru to the uterus. ...Read more

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Tell me what cervical disease is, symptoms, and diagnostic procedures?

Location: Its a part of your body, not a diagnosis in particular. You should ask your doctor what is the exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long will I be off work after a cervical procedure to remove precancerous cells?

Just the day of: Your procedure whether it's a leep (loop electrode excisional procedure) or a cryoablation of the cervix can be done in the office. Most patients are back to work the next day or same day if they want. It's slightly longer recovery if done in the or due to the anesthetic. ...Read more