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Incompetent Cervix In Pregnancy
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
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
Diagnosed with incompetent cervix during my last pregnancy. I am now 7 weeks pregnant and have a small amount of boogery discharge. Is this normal?
Unrelated: An incompetent cervix rarely causes any problems before the second trimester. About 1/2 of all pregnancies have some bleeding in the first trimester. Half of these go on and have normal babies. The other half end up with miscarriages, usually because of something wrong with the baby. This is why cerclages aren't placed to treat incompetent cervix until after the ierst trimester. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I've had 4 full term pregnancys and im 13 weeks with my fifth am i at risk of incompetent cervix my cervix is very high and hard with soft edges?
It depends: When a woman has had a pregnancy loss in the 16-24 weeks time period it is possible the loss is from incompetent cervix. However there are other causes. So to know if she has incompetent cervix and would benefit from a cerclage her doctor needs to review what happened and her medical history to know how sure it is she has incompetent cervix. She needs to work with a high risk pregnancy doc. ...Read more
For my second pregnancy was told I have a incompetent cervix. Can i go through another pregnancy without having a incompetent cervix.
2nd pregnancy @ 12 wks. Doc says baby is low. What does that mean, and why mention it? Risk of incompetent cervix? 1st preg went smoothly no problem
Seems meaningless: Comments about "baby is low @12 weeks" do not seem to have any meaning to me either nor any scientific or clinical basis at this point of your pregnancy particularly in light of your previously normal 1st pregnancy. You may need a pregnancy sonographic exam by a certified sonographer to confirm that all is well and be reassured. ...Read more
In my. Second pregnancy was told I have incompetent cervix. If i get pregnant again is there a chance it could resolve or do I need another cerclage?
Repeat cerclage: Once the diagnosis of incompetent cervix is made, typically repeat cerclage is indicated. That said, the diagnosis can at times be open to interpretation. Of you are questioning the indication you should get a second opinion. This is an area in which a maternal fetal medicine specialist would have experience. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an incompetent cervix I lost my last child to this and my dr said something about stiches? And high risk pregnancy. What is all this about?
Incompetent cervix: An incompetent cervix is one that opens and allows the pregnancy to egress prematurely resulting in loss. The cervix dilates too easily and the "stitches" are called a cervical cerclage which holds the cervix closed like a "drawstring on a purse or bag". When fetal maturity is assured the cerclage is removed and Voila! a full term baby. You are at high risk for repeated pregnancy loss without one ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer