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How To Check Your Cervix For Pregnancy
Not always!: You should always ask for the test to be done if there is a possibility of being pregnant! ...Read more
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
Mammogram&Self-Exam: The best way to check for breast cancer is a screening mammogram. It's safe, inexpensive, and noninvasive; it is most effective after menopause; most recommend starting at age 40. Self-examination is not as highly-endorsed but i think it can be a very effective way to find cancers when done often. Lastly, having a yearly physician exam is important as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Several tubes of blood may be drawn for your prenatal labs, but it should not be necessary to take 14 tubes of blood. ...Read more
History and physical: Is where a doctor starts, including a family history. The physical includes a breast exam both sitting up and lying down. Given your age, a screening mammogram would be the usual next step, assuming the history and physical did not reveal anything concerning. Then see what the mammogram results are. You should perform breast self exam every month in the shower - ask your doctor for instruction. ...Read more
Not really.: Far away and many years ago urine from a woman who might be pregnant was given to a rabbit. The rabbit was sacrificed, her ovarys were examined and if the rabbit had ovulated the woman was pregnant. Now rabbits are safe. We now use antibodies to hcg. The same test is done by you and the doctor. ...Read more
If your 18 weeks is a doctor supposed to check your cervix to see if its strong enough to hold the baby?
PREGNANCU: You ahould see your OB at3 months gestation, do laboratory, paps smear, etc. ...Read more
Sono and exam : Based on the need, physicians may need to assess the uterine size and the ovaries (adnexa). This is best done with the patient in childbirth/pap position (lithotomy) with one hand inside the vagina stabilizing the cervix, and the other outside the pelvis (bimanual exam). It is the traditional method, but it lacks specificity/sensitivity to find disease. At times, vaginal/pelvic sonogram helps. ...Read more
It depends.: I assume that you mean 3 weeks since fertilization or conception. We usually use weeks since the start of your last menstral period. Your doctor can usually see a viable pregnancy by ultrasound 6-7 weeks after the start of your last period. That would mean 1-2 weeks from now for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Be careful: Read the directions carefully. Have a friend with you to help. ...Read more
Any: Most urine pregnancy test kits have become sensitive to detecting low levels of pregnancy hormones. Some can detect a pregnancy several days before the missed period. Having already missed your cycle by almost a week, any otc brand should be able to detect a pregnancy. If there is ever a question, see your doctor for blood pregnancy testing which is significantly more accurate. ...Read more
Absolutely not: There is no data to show that the position of the cervix has anything to do with whether or not you could be pregnant. The best way to determine if you are pregnant, is a home pregnancy test. They are fast and accurate and will provide you the answers you are seeking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myths: No. Please review your health class lessons. A fetus is not connected to its mother for about fourteen days after conception. The mother's body has no symptoms from pregnancy until this time when the fetus is big enough to be sharing blood and chemicals with her. True early pregnancy is symptom free. Monitoring the cervix is a complete waste of time and energy! ...Read more
Is checking ur cervix a reliable way to check for pregnancy? Mine is high squishy & closed with creamy white cm. Af is due on the 27th. 11dpo
Can brackstonhicks dilate your cervix at end of pregnancy coz my husband checked and he can get 2 fingers in?
YOUR HUSBAND: Should not be checking your cervix unless he is your doctor ! if you have already had 5 births it is common for your cervix to be dilated some toward term please discuss with your OB and let your OB check if your OB thinks that is indicated for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hi I am 8.5 weeks pregnant and checked cervix in bath and it feels low soft and it feels quite open is this normal? it is second pregnancy
???: I don't know where this "checking cervix " fad has come from but it has absolutely no usefulness. It's very difficult to check your own cervix. Visualizing it would be better than blindly poking around. Most women do not know what it is they are feeling when they try. They often misinterpret what they think they are feeling. I think it worries women more than it enlightens. ...Read more
Went to the ER -I had bleeding for 5-6 days after confirmed pregnancy. The dr checked my cervix and said its closed & my hCG is 6, & I am 3wks. Worry?
Early pregnancy: Unfortunately, an HCG of 6 is essentially not pregnant. Certainly at 3 weeks it should be higher. You should have that HCG rechecked to see if it has increased. ...Read more
What are risks of manual cervical checks by the ob during pregnancy? Placenta contamination, preterm labor? Had 2 checks in 2 weeks, cervix is fine.
I check my cervixs an its slightly sore could that be a sign of pregnancy itd be to early to tell on a home text ovulation day was the 8th of march?
Slightly blue: Because of increased blood flow to the uterus in response to the pregnancy, the cervix (which is the tip of the uterus) will tend to have a slightly blue tint as well as more prominent blood vessels with a tendency to bleed slightly on contact. The changes are not distinct enough to independently confirm the pregnancy. ...Read more
Blue cervix: It may have a bluish tint due to increased blood flow through those tissues. ...Read more
No specific month: Except for the 9th month of pregnancy, there is no predictable month that the cervix starts to open. However, if the cervix is dilated more than 2 cms, especially if it's also thinning out and the fetus's head can be easily felt on internal exam, it suggests that labor is imminent. If you are less than 37 weeks along, then your OB should take appropriate actions to forestall premature labor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Friable?: I'm going to make a guess here: you mean "friable' not 'pliable.' Friable is a plain English word that means the cervix might bleed more easily than usual, such as during a vaginal exam, this is nearly universal in pregnancy. Pliable is like flexible, that is not used to describe a woman's cervix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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