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What are the tests for laceration of cervix during previous childbirth?

What are the tests for laceration of cervix during previous childbirth?

Observation: Simply looking at the cervix can sometimes tell if there was a prior laceration (by seeing how it healed). ...Read more

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Laceration Of Cervix (Definition)

Cervix is latin for neck and may refer to many organs but it usually refers to the opening of the uterus into the vagina. Any trauma in this region including instrumentation or scoping or placement of an iud or agressive sexual practices may cause a laceration to the cervix with subsequent scarring. A pap smear is performed on the ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: laceration of cervix?

What is the definition or description of: laceration of cervix?

Cervix laceration: Cervix is latin for neck and may refer to many organs but it usually refers to the opening of the uterus into the vagina. Any trauma in this region including instrumentation or scoping or placement of an iud or agressive sexual practices may cause a laceration to the cervix with subsequent scarring. A pap smear is performed on the lining of the cervix. ...Read more

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Is it easy to have a virginal birth after about 4 years having cervix laceration during birth?

Need for examination: I trust you mean vaginal birth. You should consult your doctor to assess the degree of damage to the cervix. The cervical damage assessment is more to ascertain your ability to carry a pregnancy than the delivery. ...Read more

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I had second-degree lacerations no episiotomy during my child's birth. It's been 6mths since then & I have discomfort during sex? Is this normal

I had second-degree lacerations no episiotomy during my child's birth. It's been 6mths since then & I have discomfort during sex? Is this normal

Breast feeding?: Pain from vaginal tears should have cleared by now but estrogen deficiency while breast feeding can decrease lubrication and elasticity of the vagina which you can treat by returning some vaginal estrogen cream, if the tear didn't heal properly sometimes a revision under local may be needed to help.With kids occupying you mind sometimes it's hard to get fully aroused. Sometimes the mood is a key. ...Read more

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Sometimes during intercourse I have this horrible pain up by my cervix, it has been this way ever since i've given birth 6 months ago. What is this?

Cervical tear(scar): The process of dilation and delivery may have caused a cervical or vaginal tear that has scar tissue in it causing your pain. Please see a gyn md fro evaluation. ...Read more

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What amount does the vagina opening (not cervix) stretch during birth ?

What amount does the vagina opening (not cervix) stretch during birth ?

As needed: The vaginal opening stretches to an adequate size to pass the baby's head and shoulders. This is approximately 10 cm. However, if there is not enough stretch in the walls during the baby's passage, the vagina can tear or an episiotomy given in order to allow the birth. ...Read more

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Is cervix or vagina human papiloma virus contagious to my baby during birth?

Is cervix or vagina human papiloma virus contagious to my baby during birth?

HPV Virus&pregnancy: Even thogh the baby may be exposed to the virus, but in most cases hpv virus does not affect the developing baby, and the transmiision is uncommon. ...Read more

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Why are we told not to take a bath during a miscarriage when women give birth in water every day when their cervix is dilated?

Why are we told not to take a bath during a miscarriage when women give birth in water every day when their cervix is dilated?

Water Birth: Water birth is process of giving birth ina tub of warm water and it is safe and chosen by few moms.Not every doctor considers it safe.But it can be done in hospital as some hospitals offer this alternate way of birth.Not many studies have been done about its safety.There is a risk of infection if water is contaminated, same as during miscarriage. ...Read more

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Getting pregnant if you have cervix laceration is safe?

Getting pregnant if you have cervix laceration is safe?

See a doctor: This is not a question that should be dealt with on line. ...Read more

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In how long do 3rd degree lacerations heal after giving birth ??

In how long do 3rd degree lacerations heal after giving birth ??

Vaginal laceration: it depends upon the initial treatment by obstetrician and if there is infection. most likely it will heal in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your cervix to go back to normal after giving birth?

How long does it take for your cervix to go back to normal after giving birth?

Return to "normal"?: The opening of the cervix(cervical os) that dilates during birth closes over 2 to 6 weeks. If this is a first birth, then the cervical size and shape does not ever quite return to the never pregnant configuration. ...Read more

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I have heard of precancerous cells of the cervix clearing after birth, could the same be said following an abortion?

I have heard of precancerous cells of the cervix clearing after birth, could the same be said following an abortion?

Probably not: I'm not aware of any data shoing that cervical dysplasia (precancerous cell), or the HPV infection that causes it, clear up more rapidly after abortion than otherwise. And clearance with pregnancy is questionable. What probably happens is that clearance is delayed by natural immune suppression during pregnancy, and after delivery there is catch-up clearance as the immune system returns to normal. ...Read more

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Can cervix pain result 6 months into being on birth control?

Can cervix pain result 6 months into being on birth control?

Sometimes: If you have an IUD, sometimes it will hurt in the cervix if it dislodges. Other types of birth control---NO ...Read more

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I'm wondering if u can give birth with a prolapse cervix can u still dilate and everything?

Yes: Having a prolapsed uterus will not affect one’s ability to dilate while in labor. If you feel you have uterine prolapse make sure your obgyn is aware and has done an exam to confirm it. Depending on the obgyn’s findings there may be ways to fix it before or after pregnancy. ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

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