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Dr. John cuong Doan
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Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (Definition)

This is a procedure done to remove a part of the cervix that is abnormal. Pts have leeps once they have had an abnormal pap smear and further evaluation warranted a leep to remove tissue off the cervix. This is both a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. Its cuts the bad part out and it helps heal whatever other tissue is affected by ...Read more


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How would I know if I had an incompetent cervix?

How would I know if I had an incompetent cervix?

Diagnosis with loss: Unfortunately most women don't know that they have an incompetent cervix until they experience a late miscarriage. Sometimes we discover cervical shortening on ultrasound that can clue us in before a loss occurs, but that is not typical. ...Read more

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What can I expect if I have an incompetent cervix?

What can I expect if I have an incompetent cervix?

Close surveillance: There are many ways of managing a patient with a history of incompetent cervix. Some women may receive a cerclage or a stitch around their cervix. You may be placed on bedrest or modified activity. Some women receive vaginal Progesterone suppositories or injections. Some women have frequent sonograms to measure their cervical length. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the rate of a full term birth with an incompetent cervix?

Good: If pregnancy reaches full term then circlage can be divided and removed and normal healthy baby is delivered. ...Read more

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If losing two children because I have an incompetent cervix will i ever carry full term ?

Yes: A cerclage done at approximately 12-13 weeks of gestation will allow you to carry your baby to term. Cerclage is a procedure where a wide suture encircles the cervix to keep it closed till it is time to have your baby. ...Read more

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Will a cerclage and progesterone shots work for an incompetent cervix? Are there good success rates with the combination of the two?

Please discuss with: Your OB , that is something that the OB who will be delivering you should discuss with you at length, it all depends on your individual situation, how short your cervix is , etc. Most women do quite well on the combination of the 2, but there are no gurantees. ...Read more

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What is incompetent cervix?

Opening up too early: The cervix normally has a very small opening--the os--even during pregnancy. It should remain so until close to delivery at which time passage of the baby through the os is needed. Thus, close to birth time, the cervix begins to dilate from about <1cm to 10. If dilating too early (incompetent), there is risk of preterm delivery, hence concerning for incompetent cervix. Hope that helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cervix (Definition)

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