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

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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


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Does bleeding during pregnancy mean the cervix is slightly open?

Does bleeding during pregnancy mean the cervix is slightly open?

Vag bleeding/preg: No- could be closed or open. You need to be examined buy doc. ...Read more

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Ive had a cerclage during my last pregnancy, a miscarriage before that one. Now im not pregnant and i feel like my cervix is open?

Ive had a cerclage during my last pregnancy, a miscarriage before that one. Now im not pregnant and i feel like my cervix is open?

This can happen: A feeling like a mass or lump in your vagina, maybe as if something is going to fall or come out especially when having a bowel movement, suggests uterine prolapse, where the uterus moves down when other pelvic structures are weakened by a delivery. It can cause incontinence or bladder pain. You would not feel an "open cervix," but you should have this checked out by an OB or primary care doc. ...Read more

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy?

Closed : It stays closed until you are in labor. Then it opens up and closes after delivery. ...Read more

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During pregnancy can a opened cervix be closed again?

Yes by cerclage: If done in time, once a cerclage has been done , it should always be repeated in future pregnancies, before the cervix opens. ...Read more

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What causes the cervix to become blue during pregnancy?

Blue cervix: It may have a bluish tint due to increased blood flow through those tissues. ...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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What does it mean when your cervix is closed during early pregnancy?

What does it mean when your cervix is closed during early pregnancy?

Normal: Your cervix should be closed in early pregnancy, if you've been told otherwise you have been misinformed. This is normal. ...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

Cervix (Definition)

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