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Cervix Moderately Dilated (Overview)

Cervix moderately dilated is the normal condition during labor in which a woman's cervix has become moderately dilated. The cervix begins as a closed (not dilated) cervix. Then, as the contractions squeeze the baby against the cervix, the cervix begins to dilate (dilated a bit). Later, after more contractions, the cervix becomes moderately dilated (the opening of the cervix is moderate big). Finally, the cervix is fully dilated, and the baby can start going through the cervix into the vagina.


Cervix Moderately Dilated (Overview)

Cervix moderately dilated is the normal condition during labor in which a woman's cervix has become moderately dilated. The cervix begins as a closed (not dilated) cervix. Then, as the contractions squeeze the baby against the cervix, the cervix begins to dilate (dilated a bit). Later, after more contractions, the cervix becomes moderately dilated (the opening of the cervix is moderate big). Finally, the cervix is fully dilated, and the baby can start going through the cervix into the vagina.


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I'm 39 weeks 2 days 1cm dilated cervix is soft isthis progress?

I'm 39 weeks 2 days 1cm dilated cervix is soft isthis progress?

Varies so much!: The cervix gets thinner, softer, and can begin to dilate at the end of pregnancy. So it would seem that things are moving the right way. That, of course, doesn't tell you anything about when you'll actually go into labor! Watch for a gush or a trickle of fluid that can happen when your water breaks, or increasingly frequent cramps or back pains that go along with a "tight" feeling of the uterus. ...Read more

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2 cm dilated 80 % effaced what does that mean?

2 cm dilated 80 % effaced what does that mean?

Soon u else b mother: It is the way obs describe the progress of the newborn down from the womb to the birth canal. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Cervix is slightly dilated. Does this mean I have an incompetent cervix?

Cervix is slightly dilated. Does this mean I have an incompetent cervix?

Not necessarily..: If this is your first baby/pregnancy, then it may mean so. If second or more, slightly dilated cervix is common/normal and it likely stays that way until close to delivery time. Nevertheless, regular follow-up with your OB is strongly advised to ensure that it is so. If it dilates/opens up more too early, then it is incompetent and treatment maybe needed. Congrats on your pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dilation and curettage (d&c) pain?

Dilation and curettage (d&c) pain?

Don't understand: There can normally be some pain after a d&c. Glad to be more helpful if you clarify what you are asking! ...Read more

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Does the vagina gets 90% effaced and 3 CM dilated close to delivery?

Does the vagina gets 90% effaced and 3 CM dilated close to delivery?

A ways to go...: To deliver a baby, the cervix needs to dilate to 10cm. It can still be a few hours after 10cm before baby delivers. A women who has had several children can get from 3cm to delivery fairly fast. If it is the first baby, it could take many hours (10 hours or a lot more). If you are 3cm and not in labor, you are getting close to going into labor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm dilated a 2 CM and cervix is kinda thick. Can my water break at anytime now?

Labor: Yes, you need to go to the hospital if you have a gush or leakage of fluid. Also go to the hospital with any bleeding, strong contractions that are 5-6 mon apart and last for an hour or if you don't feel baby move. ...Read more

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34wks pregnant w/mcdonalds 2 stitches.take p17,dont have contractions.just went off bedrest w/2cm closed funneled cervix.can pressure dilate cervix?

34wks pregnant w/mcdonalds 2 stitches.take p17,dont have contractions.just went off bedrest w/2cm closed funneled cervix.can pressure dilate cervix?

Not impossible: it sounds like you have a diagnosis of cervical insufficiency and you have a stitch place to prevent dilation. The stitch should be able to holdyour cervix closed, however there are some situations where your cervix will continue to try to open anyway, such as infection. If you begin having contractions, get seen by a doctor immediately. Otherwise take it easy. Good luck ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed w/ bicuspid aortic valve w/ mild regurgitation. but also ascending aorta "mildly dilated at 3.8cm".What is this? Surgery soon?

Recently diagnosed w/ bicuspid aortic valve w/ mild regurgitation. but also ascending aorta "mildly dilated at 3.8cm".What is this? Surgery soon?

Bicuspid aortic valve: Your structural abnormality may well lead to a need for intervention sometime in the coming decades. Ask for guidance regarding hygienic measures you could take now to avoid illness. Remember you have had this for 30 years. ...Read more

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Can pupils stay dilated permanently with atropine?

Can pupils stay dilated permanently with atropine?

Usually not: The effects of Atropine usually wear off after several hours. It is unusual for pupils to be permanently dilated. However, if you have had surgery as you have indicated, that may affect the way that the pupils respond or the duration of response to atropine. ...Read more

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What treatments get rid of abnormal cells on the cervix?

What treatments get rid of abnormal cells on the cervix?

Conization: As it sounds, is a three dimensional cone of surgically removed tissue, shaving away the abnormal cells on cervix surface and up the endocervial canal. ...Read more

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My cervix was 4cm at 20 weeks and water bag broke at 21 weeks cervix was 2cm. Is it incompetent cervix? can we go full term with incompetent cervix?

My cervix was 4cm at 20 weeks and water bag broke at 21 weeks cervix was 2cm. Is it incompetent cervix? can we go full term with incompetent cervix?

Highly suggestive: Your presentation is suggestive of a loss of cervical integrity. The regression back to 2cm occurred because the bag of water broke. PPROM at 21weeks in the face of cervical dilatation, unfortunately, carries a poor prognosis. However, subsequent pregnancies can be have very favorable outcomes when treated with progesterone and/or cerclage and serial cervical ultrasounds. ...Read more

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What is it called when you get the surface of your cervix frozen to get rid of precancerous cells?

Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy or cryosurgery. Since the introduction of the leep procedure it is fairly rare. ...Read more

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Is emergent mcdonald 3 stitches as successful as elective If cervix is not dilated or effaced at all,just 21mm funnel and CL 23mm.no bulging membranes?

No: What's different about the situation you describe is that there has been cervical shortening, which, in and of itself, increases your risk for preterm delivery. Your cervix is still pretty long, though, at 23mm. Likely the stitch will be successful at helping to prevent preterm birth. It's good, as well, that no bulging membranes. Good luck and I hope that your pregnancy goes to term! ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

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