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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Cervical Thinning

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What is the definition or description of: Cervical thinning?

What is the definition or description of: Cervical thinning?

Cervix getting short: Cervical "thinning" is also called cervical effacement. In most women, the cervix is around 4-5cm long (0%). As the cervix ripens in preparation for labor it gets shorter. This is effacement. It is expressed as a percentage. Effacement continues during labor until it is 100% effaced (paper thin). This is one measurement labor staff use to track and communicate the progress of labor. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Cervical Thinning (Definition)

Cervical "thinning" is also called cervical effacement. In most women, the cervix is around 4-5cm long (0%). As the cervix ripens in preparation for labor it gets shorter. This is effacement. It is expressed as a percentage. Effacement continues during labor until it is 100% effaced (paper thin). This is one measurement labor staff use to track and communicate ...Read more


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What is the duration for the physical therapy treatment for cervical disk herniations, and is physical therapy needed, or home exercises are enough?

What is the duration for the physical therapy treatment for cervical disk herniations, and is physical therapy needed, or home exercises are enough?

Highly individual: Many, if not most, patients will benefit from physical therapy as part of conservative therapy for a herniated cervical disc. Pain control medicines, muscle relaxants & anti-inflammatories are first line.Physical therapists can instruct in avoiding painful positions & appropriate exercise as well as treat with ice/heat, traction, ultrasound, TENS, bracing. Home therapy follows after a few sessions ...Read more

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Which hospital is good for the treatment of cervical myelopathy in india ? Am I safe to travel back home afterward?

Which hospital is good for the treatment of cervical myelopathy in india ? Am I safe to travel back home afterward?

Review Carefully: Medical care obtained abroad can be risky. Check out this from the cdc before making your decision: http://www.Cdc.Gov/features/medicaltourism/. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only remedy to relieve a cervical spine problem?

Usually last one: Unless you have a tumor, infection, an unstable fracture or one with neurologic issues, a myleopathy, or a progressive neurologic dysfunction caused by spinal stenosis or a disc herniation, surgery should be final option after: activity modification, exercise/physical therapy, time, medication and where indicated: a soft cervical collar, pain management, massage, acupuncture, local heat, traction. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal cervical smear and treatment concerns?

Depends: It depends on the abnormality that was found. Most all of the pre-cancerous changes that can occur are due to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is transmitted sexually. If the abnormality was inflammation or glandular changes then there may be other causes ...Read more

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What treatment is the best for removing pre-cancerous cells in the cervix?

What treatment is the best for removing pre-cancerous cells in the cervix?

Resection: Affected part of the cervix may be removed in small resections, guided by colposcopy, more widespread lesions may be resected by removing a cone of cervix and if childbearing is not an issue and the lesion is worrisome, the whole uterus, including the cervix may be resected. ...Read more

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Does treatment for cervical cancer hurt?

No,it should not: Cervical cancer is often treated with radiotherapy which is a painless procedure. Surgery is occasionally used. Even that may be painless if it is internal but some postop pain can be felt for few days if it is a major surgery. ...Read more

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How can I convince someone to get treatment for cervical cancer?

How can I convince someone to get treatment for cervical cancer?

See below: Discuss the goals, risks and benefits of treatment. In the end, the patient has the final decision. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for spondylosis(cervical & lumbar)?

Can you please suggest treatment for spondylosis(cervical & lumbar)?

Conservative primary: Spondylosis simply refers to degeneration of the spine. By the age of 40, over half the population shows radiographic evidence of this, regardless of the presence of symptoms. Therefore in essence it is normal for someone of your age to have some "spondylosis." the question is symptomatology. Back or neck pain is treated conservatively primarily. Radiating pain sometimes requires interventio. ...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