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My cervix is fully open but im not pregnant what's up?

My cervix is fully open but im not pregnant what's up?

Open cervix: You need to see doctor and get an exam. Open cervix is a medical term we use in medicine during pregnancy, giving birth, miscarriages. Not sure how you are able to evaluate your cervix by yourself. Need more history. Vaginal deliveries can leave the cervix a bit larger giving the impression is open. Again, see doctor and get examined. ...Read more

Cervix Dilated (Definition)

Cervix fully dilated is the normal condition during labor in which a woman's cervix has become fully dilated. The cervix begins as a closed (not dilated) cervix. Then, as the contractions squeeze the baby against the cervix, the cervix begins to dilate (dilated a bit). Later, after more contractions, the cervix becomes moderately dilated (the opening of the cervix is moderate big). Finally, the cervix is fully dilated, and the baby can start going through the ...Read more


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I am 22 weeks pregnant with my cervix dilated. Dr wants surgery I am scared for baby. How safe is it?

I am 22 weeks pregnant with my cervix dilated. Dr wants surgery I am scared for baby. How safe is it?

Depends: It all depends of the findings. If your doctor recommended the procedure, cerclage I presume, it s because he thinks the advantages outweights the risks. Discuss with him or her your fears and make a proper decision. ...Read more

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Why is my cervix dilated if I am not pregnant and been having periods for two months?

Why is my cervix dilated if I am not pregnant and been having periods for two months?

That can vary: & is not a reliable test to determine pregnancy. If you have concerns that the bleeding did not represent actual periods then you can take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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30wks+4dayspregnant on strict hospital br unmeasurable cervix dilated 1cm fully effaced with funneling may be sent home @32 weeks bad idea to send home?

30wks+4dayspregnant on strict hospital br unmeasurable cervix dilated 1cm fully effaced with funneling may be sent home @32 weeks bad idea to send home?

Not necessarily: New data has shown us that women in your situation do not need to be hospitalized long term. In fact, hospitalization can cause other problems (like blood clots or hospital acquired infections). If you're doctor sends you home, it's likely that he/she knows you'll do okay. If your water breaks or you start to have contractions, of course you'll head straight back. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I still become pregnant with an open cervix? I'm 20 & had a child 2 years ago. Sometimes it feel open it depends on the position im checking it

Can I still become pregnant with an open cervix? I'm 20 & had a child 2 years ago. Sometimes it feel open it depends on the position im checking it

It may be: In may be possible to get pregnant, but you need to get an official Gynecological exam to determine the exact condition of your cervix, as checking your cervix yourself is not recommended. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How easy can u get pregnant if your cervix is open?

Normal: The normal cervix is always "open". If the cervix is not open then conception cannot happen. The menstrual flow would be retained in the uterus, which would soon become a big problem. ...Read more

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Is the cervix open when you're pregnant for 5-6 weeks?

Is the cervix open when you're pregnant for 5-6 weeks?

Cervix: The cervix is closed by a biochemical process, not an anatomic process. A probe can be passed though the cervix when you are pregnant. The cervix is never really closed during pregnancy and substances in the vagina have been shown to also be in the uterus. ...Read more

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38weeks 1 day now pregnant with 4th child would cervix be open now?

38weeks 1 day now pregnant with 4th child would cervix be open now?

Not necessarily: Check with your OB at your next visit. Best Wishes for a safe labor and a healthy baby!! ...Read more

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Am I more likely to get pregnant right after an abortionbecause of the cervix being open?

Am I more likely to get pregnant right after an abortionbecause of the cervix being open?

No: The cervix will be somewhat relaxed as the result of an abortion, but ovulation will not occur for at least 3 to 4 weeks later - by then the cervix will be back to normal. ...Read more

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At 38weeks 6 days pregnant would cervix be open now if it was closed at 37weeks pregnant?

Could be: One can not predict when the cervix will open in any individual pregnancy. Your doctor will need to check your cervix during the physical exam to determine the current status. ...Read more

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I ovulate yesterday my cervix is high, hard and open, is this a sign I'm pregnant?

U cannot tell: One day after ovulation if you are preg - it is too soon and I do not rec that you check your own cervix, the best way to tell is to do a urine home test or a blood preg test a few days before your period would be due to start and if you are preg I do not rec checking your own cervix when you are pregnant- leave that to your ob. ...Read more

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I'm 39 1/2 weeks pregnant n my cervix is not open yet. What will help my cervix open up?

I'm 39 1/2 weeks pregnant n my cervix is not open yet. What will help my cervix open up?

Time: Everyone dilates and goes into labor slightly different and there is really no way to speed up nature. Some believe increasing exercise and walking will help. Some believe increasing the frequency of intercourse will help. As long as your doctor says all is proceeding normally then be patient and good luck. ...Read more

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My obgyn said that my cervix is closed. I am trying to get pregnant. Should I let him open it? I'm 36.

My obgyn said that my cervix is closed. I am trying to get pregnant. Should I let him open it? I'm 36.

Need more info: If you have gotten pregnant in the past, I do not see any reason why your cervix should be closed now. Did you have any cryosurgery or any surgery done on your cervix since your last pregnancy? Are you getting your menstrual cycles? If you are bleeding, I doubt your cervix is closed. Maybe you need to clarify the issue with your doctor. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is your cervix low and open in the early stages of pregnancy?

Is your cervix low and open in the early stages of pregnancy?

NO, HIGH/CLOSED: In early pregnancy the cervix is closed and 'fairly high' in the vagina unless there is 'significant pelvic relaxation' from previous vaginal deliveries. If the cervix dilates in early pregnancy, then a miscarriage may result. This problem usually occurs ~14 weeks and is referred to as 'incompetent cervix'. Because the baby is well protected, sex is ok in pregnancy unless there is a complication. ...Read more

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Am I more likely to get pregnant right after an abortion because of there cervix being open?

Am I more likely to get pregnant right after an abortion because of there cervix being open?

No: You are only able to get pregnant when you ovulate which has nothing to do with your cervix being open. Ovulation is an unpredictable event so start using contraception as soon as your health care provider says it is safe to resume sexual ntercourse unless you want to get pregnant again. ...Read more

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If your cervix is slightly open in the beginning of pregnancy does it ever close up on its own?

If your cervix is slightly open in the beginning of pregnancy does it ever close up on its own?

Examination: The best answer for this is to have your doctor do an exam and see if your cervical os appears normal. The cervical opening is going to vary widely from person to person depending on their age and number of previous pregnancies. Any Obgyn will have the experience to visually note if yours is normal or not ...Read more

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Is it generally less difficult to get pregnant when your cervix is still open after an abortion?

NO: Your cervix should close immediately after an abortion- if the abortion is 'complete'. You can't get pregnant 'immediately' afterwards b/c your body won't be ovulating for a little while after the abortion occurs. ...Read more

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40wks + 3 days pregnant, due date has passed, cervix still closed. Are there any natural or medicinal ways to open the cervix?

40wks + 3 days pregnant, due date has passed, cervix still closed. Are there any natural or medicinal ways to open the cervix?

Watching the clock: Walking, and taking advantage of these hours you have to prepare and reflect are useful. Avoid suggested herbal or complimentary regimens, and stick with your physician's advice only. You will checked twice a week, and a decision will be made regarding inducing labor in a controlled environment if your OB feels that it is appropriate and the best safest route vs watchful waiting. ...Read more

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I am 2 days late, cervix slightly open I can fit my fingertip in, and a bit hard. I haven't taken any test yet, could I be pregnant?

I am 2 days late, cervix slightly open I can fit my fingertip in, and a bit hard. I haven't taken any test yet, could I be pregnant?

Rather than poking: Around with your finger- go for an accurate result. The only way to really know at this point is with a pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 38 weeks and 5 days pregnant now. And my cervix is open at 1 cm. Is still be okay. How longer it could be?

Still some time: With your first pregnancy, it is quite likely that you will carry to 40 wks or even later. 1 cm dilated means you've made some progress and your cervix is starting to soften, but the process to go into active labor can still be weeks away. Call your provider if you have contractions every 5 minutes for an hour long, or any bleeding, or decreased fetal movement. Congrats on your upcoming arrival! ...Read more

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How can Doctors tell if I'm dilating durning pregnancy? How can Doctors tell if my cervix is open? Is there anyway I can tell on my own?

Pelvic Exam: If you're term or near term, your doctor can perform a pelvic exam to assess cervical dilation. If you're early in pregnancy, the cervix can be assessed using a speculum or ultrasound. ...Read more

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I'm 5dpo my cervix is higher softer and fells open could I be pregnant or did I ovulate later no CM tho like b4 my expected ovulation my cervix wet?

I'm 5dpo my cervix is higher softer and fells open could I be pregnant or did I ovulate later no CM tho like b4 my expected ovulation my cervix wet?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. Cervical position and consistency are not reliable ...Read more

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Would cervix be open now at 38 weeks 6 days pregnant with 4th baby?

Could be: One can not predict when the cervix will open in any individual pregnancy. Your doctor will need to check your cervix during the physical exam to determine the current status. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your cervix is open and you're not pregnant?

What does it mean when your cervix is open and you're not pregnant?

Normal: The cervix is open when a woman of child bearing age is able to get pregnant. The cervix typically closes when the woman is pregnant to keep the products of conception in the uterus. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in my cervix what are they? 39+2 weeks pregnant and fully engaged.

Cervix opening: At this stage of your pregnancy the birth canal (cervix) is softening, shortening, and opening. You are probably feeling this process. ...Read more

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During pregnancy, what does it mean for your cervix to be fingertip length open? Does that mean I am dialating?

Yes: That means your cervix is open about 0.5 cm. If you are having contractions and are full term you can be in early labor.If its not your first pregnancy or had kids vaginally then dilatationof cervix can be a normal finding even in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Lmd 20 feb 2013 finish 25, sex on 26th feb & 4 march, cervix low an feels open, creamy white discharge, what are the chance of falling pregnant?

Lmd 20 feb 2013 finish 25, sex on 26th feb & 4 march, cervix low an feels open, creamy white discharge, what are the chance of falling pregnant?

Low: From the 2/26 date almost zero, from 3/4, which is day 13, low but not zero. Ovulation, release of an egg, usually results in a clear sticky discharge, usually around day 14-15, but sperm can stay viable in your system for several days! ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


Cervix (Definition)

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