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Cervix (Definition)

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


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At 28wk0day preg. Cervix shortened to 2.5cm with funnel of 1.6cm should I be concerned?

At 28wk0day preg. Cervix shortened to 2.5cm with funnel of 1.6cm should I be concerned?

Some: There is some concern about an increased risk of preterm delivery. You will be followed closely watching for any additional changes. Stay close to your doctor and follow any advice. I hope all goes well for you. ...Read more

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Im 21 weeks pg and cervix shortened to from 3.5 to 1.5cm in 3 wks. Im on hospital bedrest no contractions. How many weeks is a realistic goal for me?

Im 21 weeks pg and cervix shortened to from 3.5 to 1.5cm in 3 wks. Im on hospital bedrest no contractions. How many weeks is a realistic goal for me?

Term would be best: Do as your OB says, consider weekly 17-oh Progesterone injections (or vaginal suppositories) to help prolong your pregnancy. Also receive a course of beta-methasone @ 24 weeks to help with prematurity problems & do what you can to keep pressure off your cervix. 24 weeks is rhe first week of viability but risky; remember each additional week helps. Over 35 weeks would be awesome. Good luck. ...Read more

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Preterm labor concerns. They said my cervix is shortened?

Preterm labor concerns. They said my cervix is shortened?

High risk of PTL: Short cervix can increase the risk of preterm labor and delivery. There is treatment that can decrease the risk. Discuss the management of preterm delivery with your physician. ...Read more

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Im 24 wks 4 days pregnant cervix is shorten measuring 1cm how long will it be before I go into labor ?

Im 24 wks 4 days pregnant cervix is shorten measuring 1cm how long will it be before I go into labor ?

This is worrisome: Please discuss this with your OB or Perinatologist. It is important to get care so that they can hopefully prevent a bad outcome. Perhaps cerclage would be in order, Please discuss it with them. ...Read more

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I had a sudden loss at 19w and now 19w preg again. Cervix is 4cm and closed no cerclage. Can pushing too hard during poop causes my cervix be shorten?

I had a sudden loss at 19w and now 19w preg again. Cervix is 4cm and closed no cerclage. Can pushing too hard during poop causes my cervix be shorten?

No: 4 cm is a very reassuring cervical length. It is understandable that you are anxious but there is no reason you cannot go about your normal activities. Best of luck! ...Read more

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28 weeks and they said my cervix has shortened and prescribed me nifedipine to slow pre term labor. How concerned should I be?

28 weeks and they said my cervix has shortened and prescribed me nifedipine to slow pre term labor. How concerned should I be?

PreTerm Labor: You should be very concerned. Concerned enough to follow every single piece of advice or instruction your OB gives you. It is way too soon for you to be delivering your baby. ...Read more

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I'm 34 weeks & 3 days pregnant and my cervix is shortened between 1.88cm to 1.98 cm. baby's head down. How possible is preterm labor?

I'm 34 weeks & 3 days pregnant and my cervix is shortened between 1.88cm to 1.98 cm. baby's head down. How possible is preterm labor?

Possible: Cervical length after 34 weeks if not very useful or predictive. At this point it is not usually measured because one expects a decreasing length. Ask your doctor if you need to be given steroids to accelerate the fetal lung maturity. ...Read more

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Will I have shorter pregnancy with shortened cervix?

Will I have shorter pregnancy with shortened cervix?

SHORT CERVIX: Cervix does not affect length of pregnancy but is crucial during prolonged labor due to cervical dilatation. ...Read more