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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Im 15 weeks pregnant and i was reading on some stuff and i read that I should check my cervix throught pregnancy so i did and my cetvix is open, why?

Im 15 weeks pregnant and i was reading on some stuff and i read that I should check my cervix throught pregnancy so i did and my cetvix is open, why?

"open" cervix: You would be better off to take with a grain of salt a lot of the medical "information" that you read online, especially when it is unvetted and/or from a source that is not curated by a knowledgeable medical organisation. The cervix can change throughout pregnancy, and what you are feeling may be completely normal. Discuss your concerns with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Could a painful cervix mean pregnancy? I have been feeling exhausted and nauseated for the last few days but not due for my period for 8 days?

Could a painful cervix mean pregnancy? I have been feeling exhausted and nauseated for the last few days but not due for my period for 8 days?

See Doctor: It is difficult to tell if you have actual pain in your cervix, as this pain is typically a vague pelvic pain (which may be very uncomfortable). ...Read more

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I had a tubal done 2.5 yrs ago. Period is 1.5 months late and I noticed a split in my cervix negative pregnancy test. ER visit or regular doctor?

I had a tubal done 2.5 yrs ago. Period is 1.5 months late and I noticed a split in my cervix negative pregnancy test. ER visit or regular doctor?

Primary care doc: I think based on your tubal and a negative pregnancy test,you could wait to see your primary care doctor unless you are experiencing severe abdominal pain nausea,vomiting,or fever which could be signs of an ectopic pregnancy.How are you able to view your cervix and what do you mean by a split in it?The cervix is at the uppermost part of the vagina and would be incredibly difficult for you to view. ...Read more

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy?

When does the cervix close during pregnancy?

Closed : It stays closed until you are in labor. Then it opens up and closes after delivery. ...Read more

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy? On cycle day 17 or 18

When does the cervix close during pregnancy? On cycle day 17 or 18

Throughout: The cervix is closed throughout pregnancy until near the time of delivery. There are no cycle days during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What happens to your cervix in early pregnancy? How do you know what it feels like? How can you feel it? Is it closed? I just want to know

What happens to your cervix in early pregnancy? How do you know what it feels like? How can you feel it? Is it closed? I just want to know

The cervix remains: closed during early pregnancy and it is located very far back in the vaginal vault. It remains hard until weeks before the delivery. ...Read more

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Bleeding from cervix in early pregnancy?

Bleeding from cervix in early pregnancy?

Can happen: The cervix swells with blood during pregnancy. This can cause oozing from the cervix. But you'll want to be sure the bleeding isn't from an infection or a complication of early pregnancy. This is best determined by exam and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Bleeding from cervix in early pregnancy. Is this a normal consequence?

Can happen: The cervix starts swelling with blood early in pregnancy. This can sometimes cause oozing of blood from the cervix. But the source of the bleeding should be determined by exam and ultrasound. I hope it's nothing serious. ...Read more

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Certain women present with a soft cervix early iin pregnancy. What can be the cause of this?

Certain women present with a soft cervix early iin pregnancy. What can be the cause of this?

Pregnancy hormones: Progesterone softens the cervix in preparation during pregnancy for its' later ability to "stretch". Prostaglandin is often used late in pregnancy to soften the cervix for elective labor.Induction. ...Read more

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My cervix feels firm and low and kinda closed could i be pregnant. I know your cervix change throughout pregnancy.

My cervix feels firm and low and kinda closed could i be pregnant. I know your cervix change throughout pregnancy.

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a positive pregnancy test with a low, hard cervix? Or is that no way to tell at all? When does your cervix change in pregnancy?

Is it possible to get a positive pregnancy test with a low, hard cervix? Or is that no way to tell at all? When does your cervix change in pregnancy?

Yes yes and varies: It's possible to have a positive pregnancy test regardless of what the cervix feels like. The location and consistency of the cervix is no way to tell if there is a pregnancy. A pregnancy test is the way to tell if there is a pregnancy. The cervix can change right away or not until later. It's different for each woman. ...Read more

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy? I think i am having implantation bleeding. Please help

When does the cervix close during pregnancy? I think i am having implantation bleeding. Please help

Closed until the end: Your cervix in normally closed. Dilatation dose not occur until contractions and labor. Opening of the cervix can happen with a miscarriage and is usually associated with pain. Any bleeding in the first trimester is considered a threatened miscarriage, if you are pregnant, call your doctor. ...Read more

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My cervix feels high and very soft. I want to know if I am dialated or not. What does a super high and very soft cervix mean in pregnancy. Im 37w6d?

Maybe: Generally, as the cervix readies for labor, it becomes softer, it "moves down" a bit, and then it starts to dilate. Usually, this is caused by contractions - if you're not having contractions, or any bleeding, or any loss of fluid, then you probably aren't dilating just yet. But your doctor can check at your next visit! if you are having any of those signs, i would go to your doctor sooner. ...Read more

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Briefly, what, if any, are the indications one might have an incompetent cervix prior to pregnancy? Or can any early symptoms show in 1st trimester?

Past history: One of the problems with cervical incompetence is that there are no symptoms or tests that detect it until the cervix begins to shorten. Clinical history must be the guide. Risk factors include a previous 2nd trimester loss, cervical surgery, collagen vascular disease and others. ...Read more

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Low hard cervix in early pregnancy im 5 weeks with my 5 th is this normal i also have a tipped uterus?

Low hard cervix in early pregnancy im 5 weeks with my 5 th is this normal i also have a tipped uterus?

Mild uterus prolapse: It is possible since this is the 5th pregnancy and the cervix is low and hard, that there is some uterine prolapse and the uterus is sitting lower in the pelvis than usual. A tipped back uterus often causes the cervix to be lower and easier to feel. Probably not a problem, but have your doc do an exam. ...Read more

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Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more